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Budgeting Your Cost of Funds Won’t Be Boring This Year

Some have described 2018 as a sweet spot, benefiting from some higher yield opportunities while not having to pay much extra on non-maturity shares. As short-term market interest rates have increased nearly 200 basis points in the past two years, most credit unions have seen the cost of funds increase only 5-10% of the change […]

Planning for the Unexpected?

Although the economy is humming along nicely right now, a survey of U.S. economists conducted by the National Association of Business Economics in May of 2018 suggested things could be changing. The results revealed that a full two-thirds of those surveyed believe the U.S. will experience a recession by the end of 2020. Numerous potential […]

Time To Tune Up Modeling In Down Rate Environments

Over the past year or so, both ends of the yield curve have risen. With an increasing focus on data integrity in A/LM modeling, performing quality control and reasonability checks on modeled outputs has never been more important. One particular area of focus, given the increases in short-term rates over the last 12 months, is […]

Optimize Your Budget Business Intelligence

Given all of the time and rigor that typically go into the annual budget process, it makes sense to consider how that process might be improved and generate greater business intelligence for decision-makers.  Beyond creating a base budget, following these 6 steps can help take the budgeting process to the next level and provide leaders […]

The Importance of Isolating Variables within Stress Tests

Stress testing is an important function of long-term interest rate risk modeling and risk management processes. As with any long-term interest rate modeling, stress testing requires both skill as well as an ability to fully understand and determine which assumptions influence the outputs and which assumptions are driving the results of the stress test. During […]

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