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July 30, 2015

NEV Does Not Equal NII

Some in the industry say that net economic value (NEV) is an indicator of future earnings. Let’s test this out by modeling a credit union taking $30 million of funds that are currently sitting in overnights earning 0.25% and investing them in mortgage-backed securities earning 1.75%. Even without a model, we know that net interest […]

June 18, 2015

Key Business Questions

When credit unions evaluate changes in strategy or financial structure, the focus from an A/LM perspective is often on valuation and net interest margin.  However, these traditional approaches to measuring risk will not answer several critical business questions.  Consider, does NEV or net interest income analysis allow a credit union to see: Under what rate […]

January 15, 2015

Evaluating Derivatives―Part II: Economic Value

In a previous blog, impact to earnings was discussed as it relates to derivatives and the insurance they can provide against a rising rate environment. While derivatives can be a good option for hedging interest rate risk, especially in today’s low rate environment, it is also important to consider how economic values are determined. Because […]

August 15, 2014

NEV: Do the Values Make Sense?

There is some debate regarding reasonable methodologies and approaches for loan discount rates for an NEV analysis. Discounting to the current offering rate, to a comparable asset-backed security rate and including a credit risk spread are just a few of the approaches that are debated. Regardless of the assumptions approach, the values need to make […]

June 5, 2014

Net Economic Value and Business Decisions: Do You Understand the Trade-Offs?

As a result of running a net economic value shares at par analysis, it appears that some examiners are trying to force credit union CEOs and CFOs to reduce interest rate risk in a rising rate environment by selling assets. While we won’t argue that some credit unions should consider reducing interest rate risk, using […]

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