c. myers live – Considering Derivatives for Smoothing Earnings and Managing Interest Rate Risk
June 2, 2021
Decision-makers are consistently searching for opportunities for more earnings in this low-rate environment. In this c. myers live, we discuss considerations for adding derivatives to your strategy. Joining us to share his expertise is special guest, Ben Lewis, from Chatham Financial.
Founded in 1991, Chatham Financial partners with over 200 financial institutions, helping to launch and grow borrower-facing swap programs, and providing support for hedge accounting and regulatory obligations. They execute over $750 billion in transaction volume annually and help clients across industries maximize their value in the capital markets.
C. myers helps financial institution decision-makers uncover opportunities and continuously optimize their business models. Our depth and range of experience in linking strategy, talent, desired financial performance, and successful execution enables us to work with our clients as strategic collaborators. We have the experience of working with over 600 financial institutions, including 200+ of those over $1 billion in assets.
Please note, c. myers engages Chatham for valuations of our clients’ derivatives for financial modeling. However, c. myers remains independent and does not benefit financially should our clients retain Chatham’s services. Chatham is also independent and does not benefit financially.
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In this bonus clip from Considering Derivatives for Smoothing Earnings and Managing Interest Rate Risk, Rob and Ben expand their conversation and talk about how others are using derivatives in their strategy.
About the Hosts:
Rob, one of five c. myers owners, has a reputation for deep, original thinking on asset/liability management and every conceivable modeling methodology, as well as analysis of investments, liquidity, aggregate risk, concentration risk, and other related topics. While Rob is a familiar face to the managements and boards of many of the largest credit unions, he has helped credit unions of all sizes tackle some of their toughest challenges, such as rebuilding capital and navigating safely and soundly with the smallest of margins. He has become quite familiar to many leaders in the regulatory world, both as an educator and a thought leader.
Ben Lewis is a Managing Director and Global Head of Sales for Chatham’s Financial Institutions practice. He currently leads their business development efforts in the Western U.S., and since joining Chatham has worked with depositories of all sizes helping them manage interest rate risk through the prudent use of hedging strategies. Prior to his work with financial institutions, Ben worked with private equity firms and REITs to hedge their interest rate and foreign currency risk.
Before joining Chatham, Ben served eight years in the U.S. Navy as a P-3C Orion Naval Flight Officer serving in both Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Ben graduated with distinction from the United States Naval Academy with his bachelor’s degree in economics and is a CFA Charterholder. Ben has served on the Colorado regional board of HOPE International, a faith-based microfinance institution.
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