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Ben Lewis

Managing Director
Head of Sales

Financial Institutions | Denver, CO

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About Ben

Ben Lewis is a Managing Director and Global Head of Sales for Chatham’s Financial Institutions practice. He currently leads our business development efforts in the Western U.S., and since joining Chatham has worked with depositories of all sizes helping them manage interest rate risk through the prudent use of hedging strategies. Prior to his work with financial institutions, Ben worked with private equity firms and REITs to hedge their interest rate and foreign currency risk.

Before joining Chatham, Ben served eight years in the U.S. Navy as a P-3C Orion Naval Flight Officer serving in both Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Ben graduated with distinction from the United States Naval Academy with his bachelor’s degree in economics and is a CFA Charterholder. Ben has served on the Colorado regional board of HOPE International, a faith-based microfinance institution.

Publications

Guide

Traditional vs. Indirect swaps with correspondent banks

Swaps provide more flexibility for community banks to offer long-term, fixed-rate loan financing to their customers. With traditional interest rate swaps, the bank offers a floating-rate loan and interest swap directly to their customers. Traditional swaps are the most common hedging tool offered by community and regional banks.
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Positioning firms for resilient financial performance

Chatham Financial and Moody's Analytics partnered together on this white paper to review how firms can position themselves for resilient financial performance in any rate scenario, and covers topics such as interest rate risk, CECL, and hedging.

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Expertise

  • Financial Institutions
  • Interest Rate Risk Management
  • Balance Sheet Risk Management
  • Borrower Swap Solution
  • Fixed Rate Loan Hedging
  • Hedge Accounting

Qualifications

  • Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA)

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