Complexity Simplified: Partner Anthony Curcio discusses the lack of an industry standard for building finance models with Alok Mathur President of Global Project Finance Advisory Council

7/14/20 11:12 AM

Summit’s Partner, Anthony Curcio, recently sat down with Alok Mathur, President of Global Project Finance Advisory Council, to discuss the lack of an industry standard for building complex project finance models from scratch. 

Mr. Mathur presents an approach that is both efficient and easy to understand.

 

Take a listen and let us know what you think.

 

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Topics: data analytics, Complexity Simplified (podcasts), COVID-19, commercial real estate market, Summit Blog, finance modeling

Complexity Simplified: Founding Partner Dr. Albert Lee and Dr. Fred Faltin of Virginia Tech discuss corporate real estate trends as the COVID-19 pandemic enters a new phase

7/9/20 3:10 PM

This ongoing series of podcasts focuses on the impact of the pandemic to the economy and the efficacy of various policy interventions. It features economists, policy makers and industry experts, analyzing real-time information, trends and policy ideas as we weather this pandemic. 

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Topics: data analytics, Complexity Simplified (podcasts), COVID-19, Podcast Series - COVID-19, Summit Blog

Complexity Simplified: Director, Josh Goldberg discusses servicer liquidity issues related to the COVID-19 induced recession with Mike Fratantoni Chief Economist of the Mortgage Bankers Association

6/25/20 11:06 AM

In this podcast, Dr. Michael Fratantoni, Chief Economist of the Mortgage Bankers Association, discusses servicer liquidity issues related to the COVID-19 induced recession.

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Topics: data analytics, Mortgage Finance, Complexity Simplified (podcasts), COVID-19

Complexity Simplified: Partner Anthony Curcio discusses professional development and training for finance practitioners with Alok Mathur, President of the Global Project Finance Advisory Council

6/2/20 12:57 PM

Summit’s Partner, Anthony Curcio, recently sat down for the second of three conversations with Alok Mathur, President of Global Project Finance Advisory Council, a global project finance advisory firm that has closed $125.4 billion in infrastructure-related finance transactions. 

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Topics: data analytics, Complexity Simplified (podcasts), infrastructure, professional development, finance practitioners

Complexity Simplified: Anthony Curcio discusses strengthening the structured finance and securitization market with Michael Bright CEO of the Structured Finance Association

5/21/20 11:58 AM

I had a great conversation with Michael Bright, CEO at the Structured Finance Association, an advocacy group focused on strengthening the structured finance and securitization market.

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Topics: data analytics, Complexity Simplified (podcasts), Structured Finance, Securitization Market

COVID-19 causes landlords to scramble in April 2020

4/24/20 1:47 PM

As expected, renters struggled to pay their April 1st rent. According to the report published by the National Multifamily Housing Council, approximately 31% of multifamily renters did not make their April 1st payment. This figure is up 12 percentage points from March 2020 and 13 percentage points from April 2019.

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Topics: data analytics, predictive analytics, COVID-19, multifamily housing

Complexity Simplified: Summit Consulting's Dr. Albert Lee and Dr. Mark Hutson discuss Dr. Lee's recent paper Predictive Analytics: the New Tool to Combat Fraud, Waste, and Abuse

3/31/20 2:04 PM

Dr. Albert Lee, Founding Partner of Summit Consulting, talks with Dr. Mark Hutson, Summit’s Manager of Data Science and Modeling & Statistics about his recent paper Predictive Analytics: the New Tool to Combat Fraud, Waste and Abuse.

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Topics: data analytics, predictive analytics, Complexity Simplified (podcasts)

Modeling COVID-19's Impact

3/25/20 9:47 AM

At Summit, we provide our clients with data-driven insights, typically basing our results on readily available historical data. We use these data to build models for assessing policy decisions and understanding economic impacts based on what we know has happened and what we think will happen next. Then we combine our judgement with historical information to predict the magnitude of these results. Yet today, many of our clients are scrambling to understand the most likely impacts of COVID-19 on their respective portfolios of business, despite it being an event with few (or any) historical parallels. The question becomes, how do we use historical data and existing tools to determine anything better than a wild guess?

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Topics: data analytics, Modeling COVID-19, data-driven insights

Complexity Simplified: Anthony Curcio and Alok Mathur discuss insights into screening infrastructure projects

3/4/20 9:59 AM

Summit’s Partner, Anthony Curcio, recently sat down with Alok Mathur, President of Global Project Finance Advisory Council, a global project finance advisory firm that has closed $125.4 billion in infrastructure-related finance transactions.  Mr. Mathur brings real insight into screening infrastructure projects, which is very timely given our nation's focus on rebuilding our infrastructure.

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Topics: data analytics, Complexity Simplified (podcasts), infrastructure, portfolio management map

Complexity Simplified: Model risk management and internal controls with Josh Goldberg & Anthony Curcio

2/13/20 12:59 PM

Summit’s newest Director, Josh Goldberg, sat down with Partner Anthony Curcio in December 2019 to chat about model risk management and internal controls.

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Topics: data analytics, model risk management, Complexity Simplified (podcasts)

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