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Weathering the COVID-19 Storm: Actionable analytics to navigate through uncertain times
December 4, 11AM-12PM SGT


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Hosted by Asia Risk and Moody's Analytics, this online event will bring together senior risk managers and economists to discuss the economic outlook, threats to economic recovery and credit conditions for the ASEAN region.

Discussion topics:

  • Economic outlook: Designing macroeconomic scenarios amidst COVID-19 uncertainty
  • Revisiting Credit Risk Modelling in light of COVID-19
    • Understanding the current credit trends
    • Adjusting rating models to reflect COVID-19 impact
    • Why current models fail? The need to redevelop and rethink credit risk modelling
    • The importance of Early Warning Indicators
  • Implications of COVID-19 for portfolio decisions, strategy and lending
    • Capital and liquidity requirements post-COVID 19
    • Actionable analytics for portfolio rebalancing
    • Generating profitable business post-COVID: credit cost and optimization at the front office

Steven Cochrane

Chief APAC Economist, Economics and Business Analytics

Moody’s Analytics

Steven G. Cochrane, PhD, is Chief APAC Economist with Moody’s Analytics. He leads the Asia economic analysis and forecasting activities of the Moody’s Analytics research team, as well as the continual expansion of the company’s international, national and subnational forecast models. In addition, Steve directs consulting projects for clients to help them understand the effect of regional economic developments on their business under baseline forecasts and alternative scenarios. Steve’s expertise lies in providing clear insights into an area’s or region’s strengths, weaknesses and comparative advantages, relative to macro or global economic trends.


A highly-regarded speaker, Dr. Cochrane has provided economic insights at hundreds of engagements over the past 20 years and has been featured on CNBC, CNA, Bloomberg TV, Wall Street Radio, and the PBS News Hour. Through his research and presentations, Steve dissects how various components of the macro and regional economies shape patterns of growth. His extensive expertise on U.S. and global economic issues makes also him a popular speaker at client conferences and executive briefings.


Steve holds a PhD from the University of Pennsylvania and is a Penn Institute for Urban Research Scholar. He also holds a master's degree from the University of Colorado at Denver and a bachelor's degree from the University of California at Davis. Dr. Cochrane is based out of Moody’s Analytics Singapore office.

Dimitrios Papanastasiou

Head of Risk and Finance Solutions

Moody’s Analytics

Dimitrios is a Head of Risk and Finance Solutions in Moody’s Analytics, leading the Asia Specialist team that focuses on Risk Analytics, Stress Testing and IFRS 9 solutions.


During his time in Moody’s and prior to his move to Asia, Dimitrios led the efforts on designing and successfully implementing IFRS 9 modelling and software solutions for more than 50 banks in Europe and Middle East.


Prior to joining Moody’s in January 2016, Dimitrios worked as Senior Technical Specialist at the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) in London. During that time, he led the internal stress testing model development across the majority of risk types, with a particular focus on wholesale credit risk globally, retail credit risk in the UK and econometric models for key ALM risk metrics. Before joining the PRA, he was part of UBS Group-wide Stress Testing Team where he developed stress testing models for the held to maturity assets of the investment banking arm. Prior to his time at UBS he held various modelling positions at the former Financial Services Authority (FSA), Lloyd’s Banking Group and HBOS.


Dimitrios holds a PhD from the University of Edinburgh Business School and an MSc in Applied Economics and Finance from the Athens University of Economics and Business. He is a certified Professional Risk Manager (PRM) since 2006 and tutored at University of Edinburgh where he has conducted extensive research on credit risk modelling and the interaction between credit risk and the real economy.

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