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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
    Aug 10, 2020
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    Market Update

    Employment gains while low rates remain

    While the employment data showed optimism, Treasury yields reflect limited expectations of economic growth and inflation. In this low rate environment, corporates continue to employ extend-and-blend structures for previously hedged floating rate debt and forward hedging of future fixed rate debt.

    Category
    Corporates
    Post Date
    Aug 10, 2020
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    Market Update

    Stimulus bill negotiations stall on Capitol Hill

    The major U.S. equity indices moved higher for the week amid stimulus bill negotiations on Capitol Hill, rising tensions between the U.S. and China, and a deluge of economic data releases.

    Category
    Financial Institutions
    Post Date
    Aug 10, 2020
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    Is an extend-and-blend strategy the right solution for your interest rate hedging program?

    Following the steep drop in USD interest rates, many swaps became significant liabilities. Companies can consider an extend-and-blend strategy, which reduces their swap rate to lower cash interest expense and extends hedge coverage by several years.

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    Corporates
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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
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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.

    Post Date
    Aug 3, 2020
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    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.

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    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.

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    Real Estate
    Post Date
    Jul 27, 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
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