Financial Institutions

Interest rate risk hedging, balance sheet risk management and treasury investment advisory resources for CEOs, CFOs, CLOs and Treasurers at community and regional banks.

  • Trade Relations Warm

    Trade Relations Warm

    U.S. equities notched a third straight week of gains as investor sentiment received a boost on the back of a more-dovish-than-expected European Central Bank (ECB), easing trade tensions...

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  • Five Derivatives Safety Tips: Accessing Power While Maintaining Peace of Mind

    Five Derivatives Safety Tips: Accessing Power While Maintaining Peace of Mind

    Often viewed as risky and dangerous, interest rate derivatives are very powerful tools provided these five important safety tips are considered.

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  • Community Banks and Derivatives: Knowing When to Shift Gears

    Community Banks and Derivatives: Knowing When to Shift Gears

    Before getting behind the wheel of a vehicle with a derivatives-powered engine, it is critical for a community bank to understand how the transmission works, and how/when to shift gears.

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  • Optimizing and Protecting Financial Institution’s Balance Sheet

    Optimizing and Protecting Financial Institution’s Balance Sheet

    Interest rate risk management is top of mind for senior managers at financial institutions and has been Chatham’s focus for decades.

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  • 4 Characteristics of a FinPartner

    4 Characteristics of a FinPartner

    Adding partnership-oriented selection criteria may serve you well during your vendor vetting process. Here are 4 characteristics to evaluate the next time you search for a suitable FinPartner.

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  • U.S., China Agree to Meet

    U.S., China Agree to Meet

    The major U.S. equity indices moved higher for a second straight week as U.S./China trade war optimism outweighed concerns of a slowing U.S. economy. U.S. and Chinese officials announced plans to hold

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  • Hedge Accounting for Financial Institutions

    Hedge Accounting for Financial Institutions

    Hedge accounting can be challenging to “get right” and tough to apply, so designing an effective hedging strategy and achieving the intended results is important for financial institutions.

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  • Back-to-Back Interest Rate Swaps Explained in 3 Minutes3:47

    Back-to-Back Interest Rate Swaps Explained in 3 Minutes

    Back-to-back swaps work as follows: the bank enters into two separate transactions with the customer: 1) a floating-rate loan and 2) a companion fixed-rate swap with its customer.

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  • How to Structure, Launch and Build Your Interest Rate Swap Program

    How to Structure, Launch and Build Your Interest Rate Swap Program

    A borrower swap program is a tool to help banks compete for long-term, fixed-rate loans. Success starts with identifying goals, deciding how to resource, and building the program.

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  • U.S. Equities Take a Breath

    U.S. Equities Take a Breath

    The major U.S. equity indices advanced last week, notching their first weekly gains since late July as a reprieve from the harsh rhetoric by the U.S. and China seen the week prior...

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  • Community Banks and Derivatives: Debunking the Four Biggest Myths

    Community Banks and Derivatives: Debunking the Four Biggest Myths

    As commercial borrowers seek long-term funding, it’s time for risk-averse community banks to examine commonly-held phobia about using swaps.

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  • Quarterly Market Update: Current Themes in Balance Sheet Risk Management - Mar 2019

    Quarterly Market Update: Current Themes in Balance Sheet Risk Management - Mar 2019

    We will look at the markets, discuss risk management strategies, touch on the mandatory adoption date of ASU 2017-12 and provide our updated observations on SOFR.

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  • Solutions That Grow With Your Institution

    Solutions That Grow With Your Institution

    As your institution grows, either organically or through acquisition, new challenges emerge. Partnering with an independent firm with decades of experience can ensure growth and health.

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  • How to Measure the Success of Your Customer Swap Program

    How to Measure the Success of Your Customer Swap Program

    You launched a customer swap program for your financial institution. You may have one swap, or many swaps, under your belt and you want to understand just how successful your program has been.

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  • Preparing for SOFR: Changing the Playbook

    Preparing for SOFR: Changing the Playbook

    This webinar will recap what we know so far about the transition toward risk free rates and provide insight into what financial institution management teams are doing now to prepare.

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  • Quarterly Market Update: Current Themes in Balance Sheet Risk Management - Dec 2018

    Quarterly Market Update: Current Themes in Balance Sheet Risk Management - Dec 2018

    We will look at the markets, discuss risk management strategies, touch on the mandatory adoption date of ASU 2017-12 and provide our updated observations on SOFR.

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  • Video: Tools to Manage Interest Rate Risk

    Video: Tools to Manage Interest Rate Risk

    Interest rate risk is embedded in every financial institution’s balance sheet. Board members should encourage their management teams to consider adding derivatives to their tool kit.

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  • Compete for Long-Term Fixed-Rate Deals. Manage Interest Rate Risk. Earn Fee Income.

    Compete for Long-Term Fixed-Rate Deals. Manage Interest Rate Risk. Earn Fee Income.

    RateManager equips you with a turn-key borrower-facing swap program, enabling you to generate fee income while offering your borrowers a competitive long-term fixed-rate financing package.

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  • Quarterly Market Update: Current Themes in Balance Sheet Risk Management - Aug 2018

    Quarterly Market Update: Current Themes in Balance Sheet Risk Management - Aug 2018

    We will examined the factors driving the markets and discuss the balance sheet risk management strategies being considered across our client franchise. We also provided an update on the state of LIBOR

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  • 3 Reasons to Partner With an Advisor on Your Investment Portfolio

    3 Reasons to Partner With an Advisor on Your Investment Portfolio

    As rising short-term interest rates flatten the yield curve, the resulting squeeze in bank margins is leading executives to look in every nook and cranny seeking cost savings.

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