Are You Ready for the Next Recession?
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Join us for Is your commercial portfolio ready for the next recession? – 8 factors that determine the health of your commercial portfolio - a webinar covering dangerous lending habits to avoid as we brace for a possible economic downturn. Join Chief Economist and Chief Financial Risk Architect at IBISWorld, Dr. Rick Buczynski, and Senior Vice President at CIT Bank, Kenneth I. Brown as IBISWorld hosts an insightful discussion on making better lending decisions.

In this webinar you’ll learn:

  • What commercial borrower attributes need to be avoided or priced smartly.
  • How to identify lending sweet spots when the credit cycle nears its final stages.
  • How to recognize lending risks and opportunities that matter regardless of where we are in the credit cycle.

Find out how you can mitigate risk and make more and better loans.

**Attendees are eligible for RMA CRC Credit

Richard J. Buczynski, Ph.D.
Sr. VP & Chief Economist, IBISWorld

Dr. Richard Buczynski is the executive responsible for IBISWorld’s commercial banking, financial and risk rating practice. Prior to joining IBISWorld Rick spent over 20 years with Nobel Laureate in Economics Professor Lawrence Klein’s team of researchers at Wharton Econometrics (WEFA) – affiliated at the time with the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton Business School.

Buczynski received his BA, MA and Ph.D. degrees in Economics from the State University of New York. At the SUNY/Buffalo campus, he served as lecturer of economics, statistics and monetary theory in the late-1970s.

Kenneth I. Brown
Sr. VP & Chief Credit Review Officer, CIT Bank

Kenneth Brown is the Senior Vice President and Chief Credit Review Officer for CIT in New York City having assumed this responsibility in 2014. Ken joined CIT in 1983 and held the position of the Chief Credit Officer of the Transportation Business, as well as positions in Credit Administration, Policy and Governance, underwriting, portfolio management and had been a member of the Senior Credit Committee from 2001 until joining Credit Review in 2014.

Ken is a graduate of the University of Connecticut with a BS in Business Administration, (Cum Laude), and an MBA also from the University of Connecticut with a concentration in Finance.


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