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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 on Chatham’s Financial Institutions team, 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.



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.
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.


  • 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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