For over 40 years, Darling Consulting Group’s only business has been to help banks and credit unions think differently. Learn more about DCG and how we change the conversation so our clients can most effectively manage their balance sheets and rely on their risk management models with confidence. Our teams bring clarity to the complex.

Defined by our people... powered by knowledge.

It's no accident that every DCG team has members with decades of tenure at our firm. We are a fiercely committed group: to our clients, to what we build together every day, and to each other. Our shared core values of integrity, quality, teamwork, and success drive our actions and our business strategy – and our clients feel this. Which is why we have even more clients with decades of tenure than we do DCG associates. Our client relationships are the longest in our industry, and we are just getting started.

DCG's work is founded on an intimate understanding of the continually evolving banking and regulatory environments. Our experience transcends decades of economic cycles, and is shaped by our deep relationships with clients and bank and credit union leaders across the country. The tenure of our people and longevity of our client relationships enable us to provide insight that can't be replicated.

Innovation and service excellence built on decades of experience.

130

Dedicated Professionals

40+

Years Serving the Banking Industry

500

Education and Speaking Events Each Year

7

Years Voted Top Places to Work

Client Results

DCG's unmatched expertise and passion for service and innovation are reflected in the results we help our clients achieve.

1981

Darling & Associates

George Darling founds Darling & Associates

About DCG: George Darling founds Darling & Associates

1990

Darling Consulting Group, Inc. established

1983

BASIS

Darling launches BASIS proprietary software, enabling new balance sheet management methodologies

2005

Data Warehouse Launched

DCG develops the Darling Data Warehouse, allowing for data to more prominently drive ALM discussions

2000

DCG performs its first model validation

2006

Atlas Launched

DCG develops Atlas, the first ALM intelligence platform that helps the industry visualize the data-driven insights necessary for ALCO

2009

Liquidity360°® Launched

DCG develops robust contingency liquidity solution Liquidity360°

2018

Data Warehouse exceeds 2 billion deposit records

Massive data sets drives new and deeper analytics

2005

Yield Book and Black Knight®

DCG collaborates with Yield Book and Black Knight to integrate investment and loan data directly into solutions

2020

Advanced Data Science

DCG hires firm’s first data scientist and launches cloud-based Cross-Institutional analytics platform 

2020

Oxford Economics

DCG adds data from Oxford Economics, enhancing Credit Stress service offering and expanding upon Federal Reserve-based scenarios

2021

1,200 Institutions Served

DCG serves over 1,200 banks and credit unions

2021

Credit Simulator Launched 

DCG announces Credit Simulator software enabling clients to dynamically model credit, earnings, growth, and capital distribution impacts into capital ratio forecasts over time

2021

DCG data warehouse surpasses 3 billion deposit records

2022

DCG Debuts New “Forecasted” Core Deposit Study 

New forward-looking study forecasts deposit behavior and drives stability while lowering funding costs

2022

BASIS

DCG builds the next generation of BASIS, enhancing the solution that has underpinned ALM and ALCO discussion for over four decades

2014

Deposits360°® Launched

DCG announces industry-leading deposit analytics solution Deposits360°

2014

Credit Stress Testing Launched

DCG announces Credit Stress Testing solution for forward-looking risk assessments

About DCG

DCG is led by the most experienced asset/liability management team in the industry.  

Company History

Founded in 1981 by George Darling, Darling & Associates first began serving banks and credit unions with proprietary balance sheet management tools still considered the gold standard today. Since then, Darling Consulting Group has evolved to providing complete ALM solutions and advisory relationships, model validation and model risk management services, data-driven software, and thought leadership perspectives that are foundational to our clients' business strategies. Our principals remain active in the company and with clients. The technical team that developed the BASIS model continues to build and integrate new applications relied on by banks and credit unions in all fifty states. And we continue to grow, driven by a collective passion for service and innovation.

1981

Darling & Associates

George Darling founds Darling & Associates

1983

BASIS

Darling launches BASIS proprietary software, enabling new balance sheet management methodologies

1990

Darling Consulting Group, Inc. established

2000

DCG performs its first model validation

2005

Data Warehouse Launched

DCG develops the Darling Data Warehouse, allowing for data to more prominently drive ALM discussions

2005

Yield Book and Black Knight®

DCG collaborates with Yield Book and Black Knight to integrate investment and loan data directly into solutions

2006

Atlas Launched

DCG develops Atlas, the first ALM intelligence platform that helps the industry visualize the data-driven insights necessary for ALCO

2009

Liquidity360°® Launched

DCG develops robust contingency liquidity solution Liquidity360°

2014

Deposits360°® Launched

DCG announces industry-leading deposit analytics solution Deposits360°

2018

Data Warehouse exceeds 2 billion deposit records

Massive data sets drives new and deeper analytics

2020

Advanced Data Science

DCG hires firm’s first data scientist and launches cloud-based Cross-Institutional analytics platform 

2020

Oxford Economics

DCG adds data from Oxford Economics, enhancing Credit Stress service offering and expanding upon Federal Reserve-based scenarios

2021

1,200 Institutions Served

DCG serves over 1,200 banks and credit unions

2021

Credit Simulator Launched

DCG announces Credit Simulator software enabling clients to better model loan portfolios under different market conditions

2021

DCG data warehouse surpasses 3 billion deposit records

2022

DCG Debuts New "Forecasted" Core Deposit Study 

New forward-looking study forecasts deposit behavior and drives stability while lowering funding costs

2022

BASIS

DCG builds the next generation of BASIS, enhancing the solution that has underpinned ALM and ALCO discussion for over four decades

2014

Credit Stress Testing Launched

DCG announces Credit Stress Testing solution for forward-looking risk assessments