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Effective balance sheet hedging in the current climate

June 8, 2020
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    Greg Martell

    Balance Sheet Risk Management

    Financial Institutions | Kennett Square, PA


In a piece written for BAI, Greg Martell highlights how current market conditions present financial institutions, equipped with the proper tools and strategy, with opportunities that can provide some welcomed relief during this period.

Even before the coronavirus pandemic escalated in early March, market participants expected that there would soon be a decline in interest rates. Many assumed that the late stage of the business cycle would be the impetus for the decline, leading to a possible recession in 2021. To prepare for this market event, many began implementing hedging strategies, lengthening the duration of floating-rate assets.

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About the author

  • Greg Martell

    Balance Sheet Risk Management

    Financial Institutions | Kennett Square, PA

    Greg Martell is a Director on Chatham’s Financial Institutions business and serves on the Balance Sheet Risk Management practice where he advises clients on developing balance sheet solutions to manage their interest rate risk.


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