Why community banks should use derivatives to manage rate risk
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Ben Lewis writes for Bank Director and discusses why community banks should use derivatives to manage rate risk.
As bank management teams turn the page to 2022, a few themes stand out: Their institutions are still flush with excess liquidity, loan demand is returning, and the rush of large M&A is at a fever pitch.
But the keen observer will note another common theme: hedging.
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