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.

  • U.S./China sign phase-one agreement

    U.S./China sign phase-one agreement

    U.S. equities continued their move higher to start the year setting new all-time highs as the signing of the phase-one U.S./China trade deal.

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  • Why Swaps Make Sense3:54

    Why Swaps Make Sense

    Banks often look for ways to educate their commercial borrowers about interest rate swaps.

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  • Getting Started with Swaps: Three Ways to Test the Water

    Getting Started with Swaps: Three Ways to Test the Water

    There are three distinct methods for community banks looking to enter the derivatives “waters.”

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  • Engage and learn with Chatham at AOBA 2020

    Engage and learn with Chatham at AOBA 2020

    Join us for our panel session, Getting Started with Swaps: Three Growth Stories at Acquired or Be Acquired on Sunday, January 26 at 3 p.m. MT.

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  • Back to Back Swaps

    Back to Back Swaps

    Help commercial customers make informed financing decisions by offering market-based, flexible, and transparent fixed rate solutions.

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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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  • U.S./Iran tensions ease

    U.S./Iran tensions ease

    U.S. equities began the new year on solid footing, marching higher during the first full week of the year and pushing through all-time highs, as tensions between the U.S. and Iran appeared to ease.

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  • Chatham Financial wins Hedging Adviser of the Year at the Risk Awards

    Chatham Financial wins Hedging Adviser of the Year at the Risk Awards

    Chatham Financial accepted the inaugural Hedging Adviser of the Year award at the 2020 Risk Awards. This new award recognizes excellence in providing independent advice to derivatives users.

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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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  • 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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  • Tensions rise in the Middle East

    Tensions rise in the Middle East

    The majority of the U.S. equity indices ended lower for the week after geopolitical tensions in the Middle East and weak economic data domestically soured investor sentiment at the start of the new ye

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  • Market Update: Strategies for Volatile Markets

    Market Update: Strategies for Volatile Markets

    In this installment of Chatham Financial’s Market Update webinar series, our experts will examine the factors driving the markets and discuss the balance sheet risk management strategies that are bein

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  • Deriving Value

    Deriving Value

    Is it time for community institutions to reconsider derivatives?

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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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  • Finalized Volcker Rule changes will benefit certain financial institutions

    Finalized Volcker Rule changes will benefit certain financial institutions

    What you need to know about the revisions to the Volcker Rule.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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