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August 8, 2018

Don’t Forget to Look Down

For a very long time, asset/liability management (A/LM) and managing interest rate risk (IRR) were almost exclusively about what would happen if market rates rose.  When rates were near zero, risk limits that looked down to negative rate environments did not receive much consideration.  But that’s not the case anymore.  The industry needs to dust […]

July 11, 2018

Policy Risk Limits are Often a Moving Target

With market interest rates on the rise for the first time in nearly 15 years, comes a host of new considerations for the credit union industry. Among them is an understanding that many Interest Rate Risk (IRR) policy limits are in fact a moving target. Whether rates stay put, continue to increase, or possibly head […]

March 14, 2018

New Napkin Math Video Series

Imagine brainstorming various ideas with your team.  You want to see the financial impact fast!  We created our Napkin Math Video Series to help keep the conversation moving.  The primary purpose of the videos is to show simple math that people can do on a napkin to understand ballpark financial performance. There are five videos […]

September 14, 2017

What-If Analysis In The Decision-Making Process – Test Your Hypothesis

Performing what-if analysis is an integral part of both the A/LM and budget processes. When used correctly, what-if analysis is a powerful way for decision-makers to understand the impact of items under consideration in real-time. The challenge is that often people dive right into modeling and results, producing a less than optimal process. Consider applying […]

January 26, 2017

Interest Rate Risk Management: Timing of Earnings Matters

Would it surprise you that some interest rate risk mitigation strategies actually add risk for a period of time?  In the end, these strategies may be effective at mitigating interest rate risk but it may take years for the effectiveness to be felt.  The challenge is that many methods used to test mitigation options, like […]

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