William Hunt

William Hunt is an Industry Analyst at Callahan & Associates. He runs the development of many of Callahan’s analytical projects and regular publications. Will also facilitates board briefings and consulting engagements through the provision of data-driven benchmarking and provides strategic insight into performance at both the industry and institution-specific level.

William joined Callahan in the fall of 2019 and has worked exclusively with credit union boards and executives over the past two years. Prior to joining Callahan, William worked in personal investing and wealth management in San Diego, California. Alongside this work, he earned FINRA series 7 and 63 licenses. William has also worked in retail banking and in restaurants, both of which left him with valuable experiences that help him understand and relate to credit union challenges at an empathetic level – beyond just the data.

An avid writer, William contributes regularly to Callahan’s publications and their creditunions.com website. He also shares articles and blogs with other online publications, usually focusing on macroeconomic trends – both within the credit union industry and throughout the United States as a whole. Will’s end goal is to utilize data to shine light on economic developments, and provide value to clients though the delivery and insightful analysis of these trends.

William grew up in Charlottesville, VA, and went to college a few steps from home at the University of Virginia. He now lives just outside of the capitol in Rosslyn, VA, with his wife and a new Golden Retriever puppy, Kona. In his free time, William enjoys hiking, watching Boston sports teams, and a good round of golf.

Features

What Happened In The Investment Portfolio In The Third Quarter?

The loan-to-share ratio continued to increase, pushing credit unions to look to their investment portfolios for funding.

Graph Of The Week

Is The Credit Union Liquidity Crunch Finally Here?

The industry is facing a challenge as it looks for ways to fund record loan demand.

Graph Of The Week

ROA Returns To Pre-Pandemic Levels

After two years of swings, first-quarter return on assets at credit unions was back in line with where things stood before COVID-19 upended the economic environment.

Commentary

What Happened To Investments And Cash Balances In The First Quarter?

The credit union balance sheet is shifting as the U.S. economy enters a post-pandemic reality.

Industry Insights

A Closer Look At Recent Call Report Changes

The NCUA overhauled its 5300 reporting requirements in the first quarter of this year. After such a drastic data change, here’s how industry leaders can understand the updated requirements.

Industry Insights

What’s New In The 5300 Call Report?

Major revisions to the call report take effect in the first quarter of 2022. Here’s what you need to know.

Industry Insights

Credit Union Consolidation Continues

Seventy credit union mergers occurred in the first six months of 2021, continuing a decades-long trend.

Industry Insights

3 Takeaways From The First Quarter Of 2021

The lasting effects of the COVID-19 pandemic — and the national economic response to it — linger on credit union financial statements.

Industry Insights

Industry Trends: Loans (4Q20)

Mortgage originations set a quarterly record while consumer lending rebounded in the fourth quarter of 2020. Further economic reopening brings optimism, but the industry must monitor pandemic-related declines in asset quality.

Industry Insights

3 Takeaways From Trendwatch 4Q20

Credit unions and their members adapted to a new normal. See where opportunities like for the industry in 2021.

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