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Ben Lewis

Managing Director

Financial Institutions | Denver, CO


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About Ben

Ben Lewis is a Managing Director for Chatham’s Financial Institutions team leading our business development efforts in the Western U.S. Since joining Chatham, Ben 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.



The three C’s of indirect swaps

Ben Lewis writes for Bank Director and discusses the concerns that bankers need to consider when choosing to work with correspondent banks that offer indirect swaps to their borrowers.

Indirect swaps: we’ve got control issues

  • COVID-19
See how introducing indirect swaps into the mix may seem simple at first, but can result in control issues for one of the bank’s greatest assets – its customers.
Case Study

Meeting customer demand for long-term fixed-rate financing

A $2.8B community bank in the Midwest wanted to provide their commercial borrower with long-term fixed rate funding through a swap program with a correspondent bank. The correspondent bank denied their request due to a disagreement over loan-to-value proceeds.
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  • Financial Institutions
  • Interest Rate Risk Management
  • Balance Sheet Risk Management
  • Borrower Swap Solution
  • Fixed Rate Loan Hedging
  • Hedge Accounting


  • Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA)

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