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March 3, 2016

c. notes – Aggregating Risks to Inform Strategy

To remain successful as the world changes and becomes more complex, risk management processes must keep pace. Risk management begins with identifying and quantifying strategic risks. An effective process also recognizes that it is not adequate to only quantify and understand risks in silos. Risks should also be quantified and understood in aggregate. As history […]

February 18, 2016

OBSERVATIONS FROM ALM MODEL VALIDATIONS: DO DECAY RATES MATTER?

Yes. Decay rates do matter, but they are often not appropriately applied in the asset/liability management (ALM) process. Decay rates are essential for capturing the risk of evolving member behavior, namely deposit migration, as rates change. This blog will focus on using decay rates when simulating net economic value (NEV). Model validations typically reveal two […]

February 4, 2016

Net Economic Value: 1 Tip on Effective Discount Rates

There are many tools that can be used to perform a model reasonableness check, or a model validation. Below we share a simple “sniff test” to help credit union CFOs and financial analysts assess one key assumption driving net economic value results, the effective discount rate applied to each loan category. Tip: Compare the effective discount […]

January 28, 2016

Interest Rate Risk Policy Limits: One Big Misconception

We often see interest rate risk policy limits that rely too much on net interest income (NII) volatility and miss the absolute bottom-line exposure. Such reliance can cause boards and managements to unintentionally take on more risk than they intended. Why? Because these types of policy limits ignore strategy levers below the margin. Establishing risk […]

January 21, 2016

Strategy and Risk Management – Is Leadership in Sync?

Understanding and prioritizing strategy has never been more complex, especially as new disruption continues within the industry. Beyond delivering valued products and services profitably to members while remaining safe and sound, decision-makers face new threats to remaining relevant as non-traditional competitors create inroads into financial services. With limited resources, success can depend on choosing the […]

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