Chatham Financial Bolsters Financial Institutions Practice with Enhanced Capabilities and Key Hires

April 5, 2016 (Kennett Square, PA, USA) – Chatham Financial, the industry leader in debt and derivatives solutions, has significantly strengthened its Financial Institutions Group by expanding its business development and balance sheet strategies capabilities. To help oversee the expansion within these two areas, Matthew Tevis and Todd Cuppia have recently joined the firm, assuming respectively the roles of managing director of business development and sales and director of balance sheet strategies within the Financial Institutions Group.

As the firm continues its long-standing commitment to the financial institutions sector, Mr. Tevis will co-lead Chatham’s business development and sales activities. In his new role, he will leverage his 25-plus years of banking and derivatives experience to advise financial institutions on a variety of interest rate risk management topics with a focus on providing hedging solutions. Prior to joining Chatham, Mr. Tevis worked in a variety of sales and leadership roles in corporate and institutional banking, building the derivatives sales teams for both the municipal and financial institution businesses at PNC Capital Markets.

“While we continue to grow our robust advisory capabilities, we are very pleased to welcome Matt, who we are confident will add another dimension to our team,” said Bob Newman, managing director for Financial Institutions at Chatham Financial. “Matt’s deep experience in banking is immensely valuable and we are excited to see how that will come into play in his new position spearheading business development for Chatham.”

In addition, Chatham has significantly enhanced its balance sheet risk management capabilities, helping to ensure that its financial institution clients have access to the most sophisticated suite of risk management tools and strategies in the marketplace alongside the support of an unbiased partner. Mr. Cuppia’s new role will specifically involve devising accounting-friendly balance sheet strategies that are tailored to meet the client’s risk policies and ALM objectives. Previously, Todd spent eleven years with Stifel Financial as a managing director in the Fixed Income Research and Strategy Group. In this position, Todd advised financial institutions, state and local government entities and pension funds on cross sector relative value, macro-based portfolio strategies, and derivative hedging strategies.

“Todd is joining us at a time when we strive to be more than just advisors, but also strategists and idea generators, in the field of balance sheet risk management,” said Dave Sweeney, a managing director who leads Chatham’s Balance Sheet Risk Management Team. “We are confident that Todd will help us cement our position as pioneers in providing new capabilities to help financial institutions manage their risks.”

About Chatham Financial

Chatham Financial is a full-service provider of debt and derivatives advisory and technology solutions, serving clients in areas including interest rate and foreign currency hedging, hedge accounting, debt capital markets strategies, defeasance, prepayment analysis, and debt management. Founded in 1991, Chatham serves over 2,500 companies annually bringing expertise, services and technology solutions to our clients through a global team and debt and derivatives professionals, CPAs, analysts and technology developers. Read more at

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