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 these two areas, Matthew Tevis and Todd Cuppia have recently joined the firm, assuming respectively the roles of managing director of business development and sales and director of balance sheet strategies within the Financial Institutions Group. As the firm continues its long-standing commitment to the financial institutions sector, Mr. Tevis will co-lead Chatham’s business development and sales activities. In his new role, he will leverage his 25-plus years of banking and derivatives experience to advise financial institutions on a variety of interest rate risk management topics with…

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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 suite of products designed to help small and mid-size banks make more informed decisions when competing for quality long-term fixed rate lending opportunities while also defending and improving the bank’s own net interest margin. In an environment where every basis point counts and margins are growing ever tighter, the Hedging Diagnostics Toolkit allows banks to make fully-informed decisions to be consistent and accurate in their loan pricing. The product contains a Market Assessment Tool that offers financial institutions — for the first time—the ability to…

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Chatham Financial’s Debt Valuation Practice Focuses on Open-Ended Funds John Kjelstrom Joins as Practice Leader November 9, 2015 (Kennett Square, PA, USA) – Chatham Financial, the industry leader in debt and derivatives solutions for commercial real estate investors, announced John Kjelstrom has joined Chatham as the Debt Valuation Practice Leader. This addition signifies continued commitment to Chatham’s debt valuation services, which currently values over $250 billion in debt. Kjelstrom will focus on directing Chatham’s market leading independent debt valuation offering for open-ended real estate funds. With the heightened importance investors are placing on independent fair value reporting, it is now more critical than ever for open-ended fund managers to have their valuations performed by an impartial third party expert that provides clear, explainable results. Under Kjelstrom’s direction, the debt valuation practice will continue to serve fund managers while working with…

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Chatham Financial Offers Enhanced Defeasance Solutions With an unprecedented number of CMBS loans maturing in less than two years, new online defeasance calculator provides commercial real estate owners a high level of functionality in initial evaluation of defeasance options July 7, 2015 (Kennett Square, PA, USA) – Chatham Financial, an independent full-service advisory and technology solutions provider, has unveiled an enhanced suite of defeasance services to correspond with a time of dramatically increased defeasance activity. With over 22,000 securitized loans coming due between now and December 2017, Chatham Financial’s professionals are well positioned to provide clients with holistic solutions to their specific transaction needs. An accessible example of Chatham Financial’s defeasance capabilities is its updated defeasance calculator, which offers an easy-to-read cost estimate report and now encapsulates cost sensitivity to Treasury yield movement and the exclusive ability to forecast Treasury…

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Chatham Financial CEO Michael Bontrager Wins Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2015 Award for Greater Philadelphia Region June 16, 2015 (Kennett Square, PA, USA) – Michael Bontrager, Chairman & CEO of Chatham Financial, was recently honored by Ernst & Young (EY) as a recipient of its Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2015 Award in the Greater Philadelphia region. Mr. Bontrager won the award for the Services category, which features companies that provide a wide variety of value added services to their clients. The award recognizes outstanding entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance, and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Mr. Bontrager was selected by an independent panel of judges, and the award was presented at a special gala event at the Sheraton Downtown Philadelphia Hotel on June 11. Chatham Financial…

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