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.

  • Second-Quarter Earnings Season Begins

    Second-Quarter Earnings Season Begins

    A shaky start to second-quarter corporate earnings and mixed economic data sent U.S. equity markets lower last week, ending a two-week rally in the S&P 500.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Powell Speaks to Congress

    Powell Speaks to Congress

    Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell did little to push back against the market’s expectation of a July rate cut at hearings in front of Congress last week.

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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 Bank

    Solutions That Grow With Your Bank

    As your bank grows, either organically or through acquisition, new challenges emerge. Partnering with an independent firm with decades of experience can ensure that your bank’s growth is healthy.

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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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  • Jobs Rebound in June

    Jobs Rebound in June

    Global equity markets rallied last week as the U.S./China trade truce boosted investor sentiment and weakened global growth concerns.

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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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  • Past Performance, No Guarantee

    Past Performance, No Guarantee

    With so many moving parts, assessing the performance of the individuals responsible for managing the investment portfolio can be a difficult task.

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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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  • Talking Swaps with PrecisionLender

    Talking Swaps with PrecisionLender

    Our friends from PrecisionLender, sat down with Jimmy O'Boyle from Chatham to talk swaps. They discussed current lending trends and meaningful customer swap program stats.

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  • Market Update: Banking in Uncertain Times - Déjà vu All Over Again

    Market Update: Banking in Uncertain Times - Déjà vu All Over Again

    This webinar provides bankers, relationship managers and lenders critical insights they need to better serve their customers and succeed in today’s marketplace.

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  • Video: Understanding Interest Rate Risk

    Video: Understanding Interest Rate Risk

    This video outlines how interest rates impact the typical bank, and explains the board’s role in mitigating interest rate risk.

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