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Bob Newman

Managing Director

Financial Institutions | Kennett Square, PA


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Bob Newman is a Managing Director in Chatham’s Financial Institutions business advising community and regional banks in the Mid-Atlantic region. With nearly 40 years of experience in banking, he is a frequent speaker at industry events and serves on the faculty of the ABA Stonier Graduate School of Banking.

Bob previously led the Financial Institutions business, and prior to joining Chatham, spent most of his 20 years in commercial banking bringing “swaps to Main Street" and helping start the derivatives operation at Maryland National Bank and expand the derivatives effort at SunTrust Bank. Bob is a CFA Charterholder and graduate from the College of William and Mary with his bachelor’s degree in economics.


Case Study

Analyzing the economics of an indirect swap hedging program

The CEO of a community bank who actively offers indirect swaps to borrowers contacted Chatham and was looking to analyze pricing. They wanted better visibility into the economics of a $6.8M transaction the bank had recently executed.

LIBOR transition enters crunch time in 2021

  • LIBOR Transition
Bob Newman discusses the transition away from LIBOR with S&P Global Market Intelligence.

Lending in 2020: a strong defense is the best offense

As economic activity begins to resume this summer, banks should consider taking proactive steps to protect their customer relationships from hungry competitors.
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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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