Loan Level Hedging Programs Under the Volcker Rule
Regulators have indicated that a financial institution desiring to conform its loan level hedging program t...
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Derivatives market update for financial institutions
Learn how financial institutions are dealing with recent market volatility as well as a wide range of issues from net interest margin pressures and asset-liability management.
Fed, Congress provide stimulus
Global equities plummeted again last week as fears of a prolonged economic slowdown as a result of the COVID-19 virus took center stage and outweighed significant monetary policy changes.
ASU 2020-04: Reference Rate Reform
Read more on the ASU 2020-04, Reference Rate Reform (“ASC 848”): Facilitation of the Effects of Reference Rate Reform on Financial Reporting.
Why interest rate swaps make sense for banks and borrowers
Learn why interest rate swaps are beneficial for both banks and their commercial borrowers.
Understanding ASC 848
A summary of key issues companies need to know about the FASB's optional relief in ASC 848 Reference Rate Reform.
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.
Fed cuts target range to 0% - 0.25%
In a dramatic move on Sunday evening, the FOMC announced that it moved the target range for Federal Funds down to 0% - 0.25% and cut the discount window rate 1.50% to 0.25%.
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.
LIBOR Transition Update
After December 31, 2021 the Financial Conduct Authority (“FCA”) will no longer compel banks to submit rates for the calculation of LIBOR, which may lead to a permanent cessation of this benchmark.
Getting Started with Swaps: Three Ways to Test the Water
There are three distinct methods for community banks looking to enter the derivatives “waters.”
Yields plummet amid virus fears
In one of the most volatile trading weeks on record, the major U.S. equity markets moved modestly higher, and U.S. Treasury yields plummeted.
Back to Back Swaps
Help commercial customers make informed financing decisions by offering market-based, flexible, and transparent fixed rate solutions.
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.
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.
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