How Will Tax Reform Impact Financial Institutions’ Investment Portfolios?
With the President signing off on the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act on December 22nd, 2017 (effective January 1st, 2018), financial institutions (FIs) must determine how the changes will affect the business as a whole, as well as the outlook for their
Hedge Accounting FASB Exposure Draft: Implications for Financial Institutions
On September 8, 2016, the FASB released an exposure draft to better align economic results of an entity’s risk management activities with its financial reporting and to make targeted improvements to simplify hedge accounting. This Bulletin provides an overview of the proposed changes
In July 2015, we provided an update about the FASB’s project to change the hedge accounting rules. The FASB has been working on hedge accounting for over a year and expects the exposure draft to be published any day. The Board has proposed several changes that are primarily
Negative Interest Rates: How should I prepare?
Why are negative rates now an issue?
Of course, the concern for negative rates did not develop in a vacuum. After all, negative rates are a current reality in several developed economies and many market participants in the US were already forecasting a much less
Chatham Financial Bolsters Financial Institutions Practice with Enhanced Capabilities and Key Hires
April 5, 2016 (Kennett Square, PA, USA) – Chatham Financial, the industry leader in debt and derivatives solutions, has significantly strengthened its Financial Institutions Group by expanding its business development and balance sheet strategies capabilities. To help oversee the expansion within
Chatham Financial Launches New Hedging Diagnostics Toolkit for Community and Mid-Size Banks
Real-time, web-based market assessment tool for lending is the first of its kind
February 16, 2015 (Kennett Square, PA, USA) – Chatham Financial, an independent full-service advisory and technology solutions provider, today unveiled its proprietary Hedging Diagnostic Toolkit. The Toolkit is a new
HEDGING DIAGNOSTIC TOOLKIT
Informed hedging decisions start here
With Hedging Diagnostics, Financial Institutions will gain additional insights into lending decisions to estimate the economic value of a lending opportunity by demonstrating equivalent floating rate loan economics based on today’s swap curve. Additionally Financial Institutions will receive conceptual and practical
Volcker Rule: balance sheet hedging and loan-level interest rate hedging
Chatham Financial White Papers – July 2015
Chatham believes that under the Volcker Rule, balance sheet hedging and loan-level interest rate hedging, generally do not constitute proprietary trading and therefore are exempt from the requirement for specific compliance programs. We have documented our conclusion