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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

Back-to-Back Swaps Explained in 3 Minutes

Banks use back-to-back swaps to meet borrower demand for long-term fixed-rate loans. With back-to-back swaps, the bank enters a floating-rate loan and a fixed-rate swap with the borrower and then a second, offsetting swap with a dealer counterparty.
Guide

Reduce long-term funding costs with swaps

Many financial institutions have experienced excess liquidity over the last few years as a result of the pandemic and associated fiscal stimulus. However, a more recent pick-up in loan demand is causing institutions to think more about future funding needs.
Webinar

2021 Customer Hedging Program Trends and Themes

Our 2021 back-to-back swap benchmark report compares customer swap transactions across years, regions, and bank asset size. In this webinar, our experts will dive into the report and share perspective on different interest rate risk management hedging strategies used by financial institutions.

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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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