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March 7, 2018

c. notes – Liquidity: Shifting Gears

Liquidity as an industry issue took a long hiatus.  Now that it’s back, it is clear that the situation and methods to manage it will be different than they were in the mid-2000s.  Liquidity that used to act like a faucet you could turn on and off with rates may not work that way this […]

February 28, 2018

c. notes – Life After CECL: 3 Strategic Ramifications to Consider

Exploring the critical strategic side of CECL has received far less attention than CECL data-gathering and calculation methodologies. CECL is much more than a one-time adjustment to net worth and a change in accounting procedures. Its effects can reverberate all the way to the boardroom causing: A disconnect between financials and ultimate financial performance Increased […]

February 22, 2018

Core Conversion: Where is the Summit?

If your core conversion happened months or even years ago, and you’re not feeling as great as you thought you would about all the new functionality, you may be wondering what went wrong.  You’re not alone.  That feeling is as prevalent as the common cold, but there is a cure. A conversion requires tireless focus […]

February 15, 2018

Opportunities within the Treasury Yield Curve

Much has been written about the U.S. Treasury yield curve recently – it’s narrowing, it’s widening.  It’s nearly impossible to predict.  While there will always be uncertainty regarding market interest rates, the current shape of the yield curve offers credit unions some opportunities to explore. Consider the decision to borrow funds.  Many credit unions are […]

February 9, 2018

The A/LM Implications of Tax Reform

While it could take years to quantify and understand the full impact of the recent Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, it is not too early to start thinking through the potential A/LM implications.  There are several intriguing changes, embedded within hundreds of pages of legislation.  The focus here will be on a few key highlights, […]

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