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Ben Lewis

Managing Director
Head of Sales

Financial Institutions | Denver, CO

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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

Webinar

Market Update: Strategies for Volatile Markets

In this installment of Chatham Financial’s Market Update webinar series, our experts will examine the factors driving the markets and discuss the balance sheet risk management strategies that are being implemented by our clients. We will share perspective on the interest rate risk management...
Article

Developing big bank hedging strategies at community banks

As third quarter earnings wrap up, a few themes jump out: banks are still flush with excess liquidity; more banks released loan loss reserves as credit concerns begin to ease; loan demand is returning; and the rush of large M&A is at a fever pitch. But the keen observer will note another common theme: hedging.
Guide

Enhance yield with swaps

  • COVID-19
Excess liquidity in the financial system creates challenges for financial institutions. Balance sheets demonstrate greater sensitivity to short-term rates and NIM compresses.

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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