Market Insights – August 20, 2018
The World Bank is reported to have made history early last week by being the first issuer to hedge a floati...
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Market Insights - December 17, 2018
The recent bout of market volatility seems to be accelerating into year-end as concerns over economic growth prospects and geopolitical risks take center stage.
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.
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.
5 Treasury Trends to Watch in 2019
The year is closing with tremendous market uncertainty, requiring treasury and finance professionals to re-evaluate their risk management strategies with a particular focus on these 5 key trends.
Market Insights - December 10, 2018
The markets went for a ride last week as investors had to square their optimism around the prospect for an end to the escalating trade war between the U.S. and China.
Swaps users wary of hedge accounting hit from Brexit transfer
New U.S. Resolution Stay Regulation for Qualified Financial Contracts
The Fed Reserve Board, consulting with the FDIC, OCC and the Financial Stability Oversight Counsel, has created new reg rules which require parties to amend existing qualified financial contracts.
Market Insights - December 3, 2018
Minutes for Nov FOMC meeting suggest the Fed remains on its current trajectory of targeted increases in the Fed Funds rate while keeping an eye of the risks these hikes may have on continued growth.
New Hedge Accounting Rules: Are You Ready?
An in-depth review of ASU 2017-12 and its potential effects on your hedging program.
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.
Market Insights - November 26, 2018
The recent round of market volatility continued during the Thanksgiving holiday shortened week, with equities falling nearly 5%, WTI Crude falling approximately 10.5%, and the 10-year Treasury note...
Market Insights - November 19, 2018
A strong risk-off sentiment took hold last week on the back of declining equities, commodities, and bond yields.
Interest Rate Swap Pricing: Pulling Back the Curtain on Syndication
To choose the best interest rate hedging strategy, understand the pros and cons of derivative syndication as opposed to competitive auctions, direct negotiation and other alternatives.
CFTC Proposes Relaxed Swap Rules
Market Insights - November 13, 2018
As was widely anticipated, the FOMC kept the policy rate unchanged at a range of 2.0% to 2.25%. There were some small changes to the language in the policy statement...
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.
Brexit No Deal Could be Big Deal for Swaps
Eric Juzenas, director of global compliance and regulation at Chatham Financial, explains the potential effects on both the US and the UK on the impact of a no-deal Brexit.
Semi-Annual Market Update
In this installment of Chatham’s semi-annual market update webinar series, we will examine current market conditions, drivers, and indicators, as well as communications from the Fed, and more.
Learning Curve: The Promise and Perils of Deal-Contingent Hedging
Deal-contingent hedging can be a great way to hedge risks associated with mergers and acquisitions, but a number of pitfalls can flummox first time users of these specialist derivatives.
The State of Play on Derivatives Regulation