Bankers are euphoric now that interest rates have risen after the extraordinary turmoil following the financial crisis and a protracted period of the lowest rates in their lifetimes. This “surprise” jump in rates arose post-election in anticipation of higher economic growth, ramped up infrastructure spending, higher inflation, lower taxes and less regulatory burden for bankers…all positive for bank earnings and so far, most everything is going as planned. But unanticipated risks may be lurking in the background that many may be overlooking. Buckle up and get ready for a wild ride in 2018!
• Understand the historical timing and pace of deposit rate changes over rising rates cycles and when to expect the “tipping point” to arrive and what to do about it
• When developing strategies. Learn how to gain a more accurate assessment of your banks’ risk
• Learn how to use derivatives to gain a competitive advantage that many have yet to discover
• Understand what makes an Asset and Liabilty Management Committees (ALCOs) a high performer versus low performer.