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    Market Update

    U.S. economy contracts sharply in the second quarter

    Major U.S. equity indices ended mixed for the week as market participants digested second-quarter corporate earnings results, stimulus bill negotiations on Capitol Hill, and COVID-19 vaccine developments.

    Category
    Corporates
    Post Date
    Aug 3, 2020
  • Guide

    What is a forward curve?

    A forward curve for a market index is, at a discrete moment in time, a graphical representation of the market clearing forward rates for that index.

    Category
    Real Estate
  • Market Update

    Agency ARM and interest rate cap update

    The Agencies are on track to transition to SOFR as an index for floating-rate loans by EOY. Applications for SOFR indexed loans may be seen as early as this month. Liquidity of SOFR interest rate caps is limited but Chatham is optimistic that they will be available for closing these loans.

    Category
    Real Estate
    Post Date
    Aug 3, 2020
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    Market Update

    Be “real” – where do we go now?

    The interest rates on which CRE investors focus are comprised of real rates, inflation expectations, and credit spreads. Understanding how macroeconomic conditions impact these components and a good risk management policy provide a framework for managing interest rate risk.

    Category
    Real Estate
    Post Date
    Aug 3, 2020
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    Market Update

    U.S./China relations fray

    Major U.S. equity indices moved lower for the week as rising tensions between the U.S. and China and increasing hospitalization rates in the nation’s COVID-19 hotspots dominated headlines and soured investor sentiment.

    Post Date
    Jul 27, 2020
  • Market Update

    U.S. real estate market update—July 27, 2020

    In reviewing what has transpired in the commercial real estate (CRE) lending markets over the past six months, we found it helpful to re-read our market commentary as it was written at the end of each of the last three quarters.

    Category
    Real Estate
    Post Date
    Jul 27, 2020
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    Webinar

    Market Update: Strategies for Volatile Markets Q3

    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.

    Category
    Financial Institutions
    Post Date
    Jul 22, 2020
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    Market Update

    Virus resurgence complicates reopening plans

    Week began shaky as resurgence of COVID-19 dampened investor sentiment and renewed fears that the country could be headed for more lockdowns.

    Post Date
    Jul 20, 2020
  • Market Update

    Europe real estate market update—20 July 2020

    After a record 20.4% monthly contraction in UK GDP in April, the expectation was that with some businesses able to reopen under strict conditions in May, there would have been a solid rebound in output.

    Category
    Real Estate
    Post Date
    Jul 20, 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
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    Market Update

    Equities rally as virus surges in U.S.

    Major U.S. equity indices pushed higher on the week, as positive developments in the hunt for effective COVID-19 treatments and a vaccine improved investor sentiment.

    Post Date
    Jul 13, 2020
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