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Bob Newman

Managing Director

Financial Institutions | Kennett Square, PA


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About Bob

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.



Going up? Elevating loan yields with swaps

  • COVID-19
Rather than simply accepting their fate and holding onto low-yielding floating-rate assets, financial institutions can use swaps to improve their net interest margin.

Installing an interest rate swap program at a community bank

Bob Newman interviews Kish Bank CFO Mark Cvrkel who shares how embracing and installing derivative capabilities at a $1 billion bank was simpler than expected. The conversation uncovers three benefits that favor the use of traditional swaps over indirect programs.

What can banks do to prepare for the transition away from LIBOR?

  • LIBOR Transition
In this Elvis-inspired session for the New Jersey Bankers Association, Bob Newman and Todd Cuppia discuss the scheduled phaseout of LIBOR at the end of 2021, identify the roles and impact of key players apart of this transition, and discuss what banks need to start doing to prepare.
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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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