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China trade, interest rate concerns make profitable risk management more critical.
October 21, 2019
A disciplined strategy and long-term focus provides consistency independent of fluctuating interest rates.
July 22, 2019
Why credit unions need to know about book yields and total returns.
April 15, 2019
Having the right strategy in place makes investment decisions fairly independent of interest rate rises and falls.
January 28, 2019
Lending activity remained strong and investment balances declined.
February 28, 2017
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Continued loan demand draws down investment balances.
September 19, 2016
Safe, liquid investments drive year-end "window dressing" as Feds act on long-awaited rate increase.
March 21, 2016
Loan growth drives down balances while industry assets overall remain steady.
February 01, 2016
Lower cash balances drive longer average life as derivatives usage slowly grows.
September 21, 2015
A refresher on institutional investment basics that includes examples of what credit unions may consider in a rising rate environment
July 20, 2015
Properly pricing and managing the loan portfolio is a major driver of success for a credit union.
March 16, 2015
Credit unions are keeping their powder dry waiting for rates to rise.
February 23, 2015
Investment balances decline with consumer lending at a record pace.
December 08, 2014
With the Fed tapering its buying of assets, it will be interesting to see who comes in to support the market and at what levels. Credit unions will need to remain vigilant when managing the investment portfolio amid a back drop of new regulations and continued lower short term rates.
September 22, 2014
As investment portfolios grow, cooperatives adopt a wait-and-see approach.
June 09, 2014
Credit union investment officers have been purchasing callable agencies and mortgage-backed securities as part of their core investment portfolio for years.
March 10, 2014
IBM recently released a white paper on Liquidity Risk Management that explores both the root causes of the 2008 global liquidity crunch and best practices for financial institutions and other types of businesses moving forward.
November 18, 2013
Callahan’s Second Annual Investment Forum brings to light positive trends that should lead to a strong 2014 for the credit union industry.
October 21, 2013
Credit unions should remain cognizant of how the prices of bonds within their portfolio are shifting.
September 16, 2013
How can cooperatives best manage through the quantitative easing fog?
June 10, 2013
Credit unions still hold over $386 billion in investments and must seek out ways to maximize yield without sacrificing flexibility.
April 22, 2013
Financial institutions who sought a higher yield during the historically low interest-rate environment could see longer-term bond prices dive when rates go up.
March 11, 2013
With interest rates at historically low levels, more investment managers are exploring ways to enhance the yield on the short-term component of their portfolios.
February 04, 2013
As institutional investors continue to search for yield and the country analyzes the latest election results, credit unions should consider the evolution of the fixed income landscape for additional insight.
November 12, 2012
As investment managers tackle the challenging low-rate environment, viable options for future investment needs should not be overlooked.
September 03, 2012
These six signs could indicate an earlier-than-expected increase in interest rates.
May 28, 2012
Insight provided by fair valuation opens up new possibilities for balance sheet management, product pricing, and investment diversification.
February 13, 2012
Tracking total return provides multiple insights for ongoing asset and liability management and investment options.
January 25, 2012
With the Fed’s Operation Twist bringing down yields on long-term bonds, consider actively managed duration products for your investment portfolio.
October 24, 2011
Low interest rates and higher yielding agency securities that are maturing are leaving credit unions with surplus cash.
September 26, 2011
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