GenAI: The New Frontier in Credit Risk Management

GenAI: The New Frontier in Credit Risk Management

A European asset management firm collaborated with Calimere Point on a proof of concept to revolutionise counterparty credit assessment using GenAI, aiming to automate and optimise operations for their €30 billion portfolio.

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Automating Counterparty Credit Risk: A Case Study on GenAI in Asset Management

 By Peter Griffiths, Murali Menon


London, UK, April 30, 2024 – Collaborating with Calimere Point, a leading data analytics consultancy, a European asset management firm embarked on a proof of concept (PoC) to revolutionise its counterparty credit assessment process. With a substantial portfolio exceeding €30 billion in assets under management, the firm sought to leverage GenAI to automate and optimise its operations.

The generative AI (GenAI) revolution is well underway, promising exceptional performance in information search, retrieval, and synthesis tasks on unstructured content, as well as content generation capabilities across text, images, and code. This capability to process vast amounts of information, synthesise contextually, and auto-generate human-friendly responses is transforming the way we live and work. As a transformative ally, GenAI is emerging as a significant force for change for asset and wealth managers. Innovative firms are already deploying GenAI and reaping tangible benefits across a broad array of use cases by investing in the necessary infrastructure and talent to achieve significant efficiencies.


What Does Gen AI Mean Specifically for Asset and Wealth Management?

Organisations who are still considering GenAI adoption are being left behind—the time to implement is now. However, it is crucial to recognise that despite the hype surrounding GenAI, there are still unknowns, barriers to adoption, and limitations with the toolsets.


Addressing Key Challenges

Manual review processes proved laborious, error-prone, and resource-intensive, highlighting the urgent need for automation. Extracting data from diverse sources, especially annual reports for unlisted entities, presented significant hurdles, underscoring the necessity for innovative solutions.


Insights and Discoveries

The PoC unveiled the transformative potential of automation, revealing that the credit assessment process consumed an extensive amount of time annually. Amidst the complexity of unstructured data sources, exploring GenAI solutions became imperative, prompting strategic considerations and fundamental inquiries.

Three distinct approaches were evaluated: Pure Generative AI, Traditional Data Analytics, and a bespoke Hybrid Model with AI Assistants. While each approach offered unique strengths, our Hybrid Model emerged as the most effective, aligning seamlessly with the firm’s objectives and industry demands.


Opportunities with Generative AI

Looking ahead, a robust GenAI strategy becomes imperative for asset managers navigating the evolving landscape. Calimere Point stands prepared to guide organisations in harnessing the power of GenAI, ensuring a safe, trustworthy, and ethically sound implementation. This case study underscores the transformative potential of GenAI in asset and wealth management. As organisations embrace innovation, a strategic approach to GenAI adoption becomes paramount, paving the way for a future of efficiency, insight, and sustainable growth.


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