Surfing the Business Cycle: Lending through Its Ups and Downs

Credit & Lending

As bankers and borrowers work through the business cycle, lenders with a little cycle savvy can help their clients meet their credit needs through the phases of the cycle. This webinar explains how those needs change from one phase to the next and how lenders can give clients what they need, and lenders will learn how to anticipate their clients’ credit needs to help them survive the stresses of expansion and contraction. Industries and borrowers most vulnerable to downturns and those less susceptible to recession will be identified.

Who Should Attend: Chief Credit Officer, Commercial Loan Officer, Consumer Loan Officer, Loan Review Officer, Credit Analyst, Junior Loan Officer

Learning Objectives

  • Learn what kind of credit is extended during each of the four phases of a business cycle              
  • Identify industries and borrowers vulnerable to recession and those less vulnerable
  • Develop credit strategies appropriate for both groups


Dev Strischek
Devon Risk Advisory Group
As principal of Devon Risk Advisory Group, Dev Strischek
specializes in and consults on credit risk and lending, commercial banking management, training, and development. He is a frequent speaker, instructor, advisor, and writer for many different educational groups and associations. Formerly SVP and senior credit policy officer at SunTrust Bank in Atlanta, he was responsible for developing, implementing, and administering credit policies for SunTrust’s wholesale lines of business; including commercial, commercial real estate, corporate investment banking, capital markets, business banking and private wealth management.  Over his career he has served as a chief credit officer in Florida banking, chief financial officer of a Honolulu construction firm, adjunct economics professor at several colleges and universities, and a combat engineer officer in the US Army.

Webinar Fees

Pricing For Price Season Pass
Bank Member $195 $0
Bank Nonmember $249 $0
Affiliate Member $195 $0
Affiliate Nonmember $249 $0

Season Pass Members receive 4 individual logins to every webinar

Additional Info

Participants will earn 1.0 CPE credit

Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge

Prerequisites: Business cycle knowledge

Advanced Preparation: None

Program Level: Basic

Delivery Method: Group Internet Based

Refunds and Cancellations: Webinar registrations are non-refundable. If the registrant is unable to attend the designated time and date of the webinar, a playback link and any written materials will be provided within 2 business days following the conclusion of the webinar

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