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Novel Coronavirus rattles markets
U.S. equities decreased for the week as fears stemming from a novel coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan, China dominated headlines and overshadowed the beginning of fourth-quarter corporate earnings season.
Why Swaps Make Sense
Banks often look for ways to educate their commercial borrowers about interest rate swaps.
Getting Started with Swaps: Three Ways to Test the Water
There are three distinct methods for community banks looking to enter the derivatives “waters.”
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.
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.
Back to Back Swaps
Help commercial customers make informed financing decisions by offering market-based, flexible, and transparent fixed rate solutions.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Is it time for community institutions to reconsider derivatives?
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
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.
Finalized Volcker Rule changes will benefit certain financial institutions
What you need to know about the revisions to the Volcker Rule.
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.
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.
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.
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.
How to Structure, Launch and Build Your Interest Rate Swap Program