Unbelievable Calls

Eight days after the Super Bowl, NFL fans worldwide are still talking about that play call. With 2nd and goal at the Patriots one-yard-line, trailing 28-24 with less than a minute on the clock, the Seahawks had strong alternatives at their disposal. Their powerful running back Marshawn Lynch, nicknamed Beast Mode for his ability


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Financial Institutions Case Study: Asset Liability Management

Financial Institutions Case Study: Asset Liability Management
Our Client:
A regional bank with a newly issued brokered CD portfolio.
Situation:
Our client was asset-sensitive and had just issued 5yr brokered CDs that paid a fixed rate of interest. The client lends to borrowers at a floating rate of interest plus a credit spread, with a


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Real Estate Case Study: Debt Ratio

Real Estate Case Study: Debt Ratio
Our Client:
A public real estate company specializing in asset management in the hospitality sector.
Situation:
Our client had paid down a significant portion of their floating rate line of credit, leaving them with a fixed/floating rate debt ratio higher than they desired. With hotel assets essentially re-pricing daily,


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What Hacking OKCupid Can Teach Us About Risk Management

Here at Chatham we like a good love story, especially around Valentine’s Day, but it’s all the sweeter when it’s really a risk management parable dressed up as a romance.


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Hacking Cupid

Here at Chatham we like a good love story, especially around Valentine’s Day, but it’s all the sweeter when it’s really a risk management parable dressed up as a romance.


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Serving Inclusive Finance

Chatham helps clients with unique currency and interest rate risk management needs, such as accessing hedging even in illiquid frontier market currencies, or through assessing, monitoring, and managing unhedged investments. Chatham has deep technical expertise in local currency investments in emerging and frontier markets.
Chatham’s history in the microfinance sector dates back to the early


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Valuation

PRIVATE EQUITY, private equity valuation, private equity pricing

Adding clarity and precision to derivative valuations
Failure to properly measure the fair value of a derivative instrument can result in significant losses for a company. It can also lead to sub-optimal pricing when executing a derivative transaction. This translates into real economic losses over the life of the instrument. In addition, using outdated valuation


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Debt Management

Debt Management

At-a-glance management to save time and costs
For investors, managing debt terms, payments, covenants and other details can quickly become a job that a spreadsheet alone can’t handle. While even the most sophisticated spreadsheets can track and provide some analysis, it doesn’t generate sophisticated, transparent reporting. Beyond analysis, the use of spreadsheets raises the risk


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What if?

What-if questions hold value in many different areas of financial decision-making. If Stephen King is writing your financial risk management strategy, then you’ve probably got a gripping read full of doom, gloom, and alternate realities. By contrast, at Chatham we have spent more than twenty years building risk management expertise and market-calibrated financial models to help you understand what would happen “if.”


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6 Things Every Treasury Practitioner Should Know About Cross Currency Swaps

Complex yet fairly common financial instruments, cross currency swaps offer many advantages as hedging tools…


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