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    Market Update

    Relief package negotiations heat up

    Despite faltering stimulus bill negotiations, rising COVID-19 cases in the U.S. and Europe, and troubling COVID-19 vaccine developments, the major U.S. equity indices marched higher for the third consecutive week.

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    Financial Institutions
    Post Date
    Oct 19, 2020
  • Article

    Competing for loans in a low-rate environment

    Challenged by having excess liquidity and fewer loan opportunities, financial institutions need to utilize all available tools to be competitive and determine how best to meet their customers’ needs while also managing their own rate risk in this historically low-rate environment.

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    Financial Institutions
    Post Date
    Oct 13, 2020
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    Market Update

    Stimulus package negotiations remain stalled

    The major U.S. equity indices moved higher for a second consecutive week as hopes for a breakthrough in stimulus package negotiations, positive COVID-19 treatment developments, and better-than-expected economic data improved investor sentiment despite rising COVID-19 cases in the U.S. and Europe.

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    Financial Institutions
    Post Date
    Oct 13, 2020
  • Case Study

    Analyzing the economics of a correspondent bank hedging program

    The CEO of a community bank who actively uses a correspondent bank hedging program contacted Chatham and was looking to analyze pricing. They wanted better visibility into the economics of a $6.8M transaction the bank had recently executed.

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    Financial Institutions
  • Case Study

    Meeting customer demand for long-term fixed-rate financing

    A $2.8B community bank in the Midwest wanted to provide their commercial borrower with long-term fixed rate funding through a swap program with a correspondent bank. The correspondent bank denied their request due to a disagreement over loan-to-value proceeds.

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    Financial Institutions
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    Article

    Chatham Financial wins Risk Management Advisory Firm of the Year at GlobalCapital Awards

    On 23 September 2020, Chatham Financial was announced Risk Management Advisory Firm of the Year at the GlobalCapital 2020 Global Derivatives Awards.

    Category
    Corporates
    Post Date
    Sep 24, 2020
  • Guide

    2020 back-to-back swap program benchmark statistics: midyear edition

    Each year we publish a back-to-back swap benchmark report capturing the previous year’s activity that compares data across years, regions, and bank asset size. Given the unique circumstances of 2020, we are providing a midyear update. Request your copy to gain additional insight.

    Category
    Financial Institutions
    Post Date
    Sep 8, 2020
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    Webinar

    Market Update: Strategies for Volatile Markets Q3 2020

    Our experts examine the factors driving the markets and discuss the balance sheet risk management strategies being implemented by financial institutions. We will share perspective on the interest rate risk management concerns by reviewing the challenges and opportunities in today’s volatile market.

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    Financial Institutions
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    News

    Community banks: adding lending tools to leverage PPP momentum

    In a piece written for BAI, Matt Tevis highlights how smaller institutions are thinking about how they can retain and broaden their new commercial relationships.

    Category
    Financial Institutions
    Post Date
    Aug 4, 2020
  • News

    How to win business with sophisticated lending tools

    Listen to this podcast with The Kafafian Group to hear how banks can win business with sophisticated lending tools.

    Category
    Financial Institutions
    Post Date
    Jul 16, 2020
  • Underwriting
    Guide

    Underwriting swap exposures

    In this video hear what interest rate swap exposure is and the relevance to the loan underwriting.

    Category
    Financial Institutions
  • Article

    Third-Party Swaps: we’ve got control issues

    See how introducing Third-Party Swaps into the mix may seem simple at first, but can result in control issues for one of the bank’s greatest assets – its customers.

    Category
    Financial Institutions
    Post Date
    Jul 10, 2020
  • Guide

    Solutions that grow with your institution

    As your financial institution grows, either organically or through acquisition, new challenges emerge. As the largest independent hedging advisory firm with decades of experience, partnering with Chatham Financial ensures your institution's healthy and continuous growth.

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    Financial Institutions
  • Balance Sheet Hedging
    Guide

    Optimizing and protecting your financial institution’s balance sheet

    As a completely independent firm, Chatham partners with clients to implement integrated solutions, tailoring our focus on advisory and technology in order to meet the needs and goals of your financial institution now and into the future.

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    Financial Institutions
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    Guide

    Why interest rate swaps make sense for banks and borrowers

    Learn why interest rate swaps are beneficial for both banks and their commercial borrowers.

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    Financial Institutions
  • Article

    Lending in 2020: a strong defense is the best offense

    As economic activity begins to resume this summer, banks should consider taking proactive steps to protect their customer relationships from hungry competitors.

    Category
    Financial Institutions
    Post Date
    Jun 16, 2020
  • Guide

    Building a customer back-to-back swap program

    Help commercial customers make informed financing decisions by offering market-based, flexible, and transparent fixed rate solutions.

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    Financial Institutions
  • Article

    How to measure the success of your customer swap program

    You launched a customer swap program for your financial institution. You may have one swap, or many swaps, under your belt and you want to understand just how successful your program has been.

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    Financial Institutions
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    News

    Effective balance sheet hedging in the current climate

    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.

    Category
    Financial Institutions
    Post Date
    Jun 8, 2020
  • Guide

    Video: tools to manage interest rate risk

    This video discusses how Interest rate risk is embedded in every financial institution’s balance sheet. Board members should encourage their management teams to consider adding derivatives to their tool kit.

    Category
    Financial Institutions
  • Article

    Should banks stay in the oil business?

    Hear more on the current market of oil and natural gas lending and whether banks should stay in the oil business.

    Category
    Financial Institutions
    Post Date
    Jun 4, 2020
  • Guide

    Back-to-back interest rate swaps explained in 3 minutes

    Back-to-back swaps work as follows: the bank enters into two separate transactions with the customer: 1) a floating-rate loan and 2) a companion fixed-rate swap with its customer.

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    Financial Institutions
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    Press Release

    Chatham Financial wins Hedging Adviser of the Year at the Risk Awards

    On November 26, Chatham Financial accepted the inaugural Hedging Adviser of the Year award at the 2020 Risk Awards. This new award recognizes excellence in providing independent advice to derivatives users.

    Category
    Corporates
  • Guide

    Helping your customers understand interest rate swaps

    Learn how to help your commercial customers understand why an interest rate swap makes sense.

    Category
    Financial Institutions
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