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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

Managing excess liquidity

  • COVID-19
Excess liquidity is a challenge currently facing many financial institutions. Some are deploying this liquidity by extending duration via the bond and loan portfolio. In the process, they are introducing additional rate risk, but accepting this risk isn’t necessary.
Guide

Credit considerations when evaluating interest rate swap strategies

In this brief video, Ben Lewis discusses the importance of considering credit when evaluating traditional and indirect interest rate swaps.
Guide

Evaluate swap strategies to manage your interest rate risk

In this short video Ben Lewis discusses how derivatives help banks remain competitive in an increasingly unpredictable market by introducing the difference between traditional and indirect interest rate swaps.
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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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