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  • Guide

    Hedge accounting considerations for loan deferrals

    Learn about the hedge accounting considerations and impacts for loan deferrals as it relates to the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Category
    Financial Institutions
    Post Date
    Apr 9, 2020
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    News

    Hedging against growing risks in oil and gas lending

    In a piece written for BAI, Lauren Harrell highlights how banks that loan to the oil and gas industry are being impacted from the second sharp downturn in the past five years.

    Category
    Financial Institutions
    Post Date
    Apr 7, 2020
  • Article

    Derivatives market update for financial institutions

    See how financial institutions are dealing with recent market volatility as well as a wide range of issues from net interest margin pressures and asset-liability management.

    Category
    Financial Institutions
    Post Date
    Mar 20, 2020
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    Guide

    2019 Back-to-back swap program benchmark statistics report

    Request your copy of the 2019 back-to-back swap program benchmark statistics report.

    Category
    Financial Institutions
  • ASU 2020-04
    Article

    ASU 2020-04: Reference Rate Reform

    Highlights and analysis of the ASU 2020-04, Reference Rate Reform (ASC 848): Facilitation of the Effects of Reference Rate Reform on Financial Reporting.

    Category
    Financial Institutions
    Post Date
    Mar 14, 2020
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    Guide

    Do interest rate swaps with floors make sense?

    Learn how an interest rate swap with an embedded floor works for financial institutions and what the implications are for using this structure.

    Category
    Financial Institutions
  • Guide

    LIBOR transition update

    After December 31, 2021 the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) will no longer compel banks to submit rates for the calculation of LIBOR, which may lead to a permanent cessation of this benchmark.

    Category
    Financial Institutions
    Post Date
    Feb 7, 2020
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    Guide

    Interest rate swaption

    An interest rate swaption is an option that provides the borrower with the right but not the obligation to enter into an interest rate swap on an agreed date(s) in the future on terms protected by the swaption.

    Category
    Corporates
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    Guide

    Participating interest rate swap

    A participating interest rate swap is a derivative instrument that combines an interest rate swap with an interest rate cap. A portion of the debt is hedged with a swap and the remainder with a cap.

    Category
    Corporates
  • fx swap rollover guide
    Guide

    Cancellable swap

    A cancellable swap is a combination of an interest rate swap and a receiver’s swaption that may be cancelled by the borrower at no cost on an agreed future date.

    Category
    Corporates
  • fx swap rollover guide
    Guide

    Interest rate collar

    An interest rate collar is an option used to hedge exposure to interest rate moves. It protects a borrower against rising rates and establishes a floor on declining rates through the purchase of an interest rate cap and the simultaneous sale of an interest rate floor.

    Category
    Corporates
  • fx swap rollover guide
    Guide

    Interest rate swap and floor

    An interest rate swap and floor is a combination of an interest rate swap with the purchase of an interest rate floor.

    Category
    Corporates
  • Getting started with swaps
    Article

    Getting started with swaps: three ways to test the water

    Read more on the three distinct methods for community banks looking to enter the derivatives “waters.”

    Category
    Financial Institutions
    Post Date
    Jan 9, 2020
  • Article

    Community banks and derivatives: knowing when to shift gears

    Before getting behind the wheel of a vehicle with a derivatives-powered engine, it is critical for a community bank to understand how the transmission works, and how/when to shift gears.

    Category
    Financial Institutions
  • Guide

    Finalized Volcker Rule changes will benefit certain financial institutions

    What financial institutions need to know about the revisions to the Volcker Rule.

    Category
    Financial Institutions
    Post Date
    Oct 15, 2019
  • Press Release

    Chatham crowned Risk Management Advisory Firm of the Year

    JCRA, now part of Chatham Financial, the independent financial risk management advisory, is delighted to announce that it has been recognised as Risk Management Advisory Firm of the Year at the GlobalCapital Global Derivatives Awards 2019.

    Category
    Corporates
    Post Date
    Sep 25, 2019
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    White Paper

    The end of LIBOR: A guide for treasurers

    This white paper is intended to help treasurers prepare for the disappearance of the financial sector’s most important number.

    Category
    Corporates
  • Five derivative safety tips
    Article

    Five derivatives safety tips: accessing power while maintaining peace of mind

    While often viewed as risky and dangerous, this Bank Director article dives into how interest rate derivatives are very powerful tools provided these five important safety tips are considered.

    Category
    Financial Institutions
  • Article

    Four characteristics of a FinPartner

    This piece written for ABA Banking Journal discusses the four characteristics to evaluate the next time you search for a suitable FinPartner.

    Category
    Financial Institutions
  • Debunking the four biggest myths
    Article

    Community banks and derivatives: debunking the four biggest myths

    As commercial borrowers seek long-term funding, it’s time for risk-averse community banks to examine commonly-held phobia about using swaps.

    Category
    Financial Institutions
  • Guide

    How to structure, launch, and build your interest rate swap program

    A borrower swap program is a tool to help banks compete for long-term, fixed-rate loans. Success starts with identifying goals, deciding how to resource, and building the program.

    Category
    Financial Institutions
  • Article

    Derivatives education for boards: weighing the whys along with the why nots

    Bob Newman, managing director for Chatham Financial, questions common objections to swaps and uncovers truths that may motivate your board to take a fresh look at derivatives.

    Category
    Financial Institutions
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    Article

    FASB update removes roadblock to hedging with derivatives

    A lot has changed since the mid-1980s, when derivatives were known as “off-balance sheet” instruments because there was not a neat way to fit them onto a firm’s financial statements.

    Category
    Financial Institutions
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