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Unintended Consequences - Episode 8 Podcast Unintended Consequences - Episode 8 In this episode of the Insider, we discuss how to prepare for unintended consequences in the market. Tools for Liquidity Testing Article Tools for Liquidity Testing Take a look at the tools and information we have available for liquidity testing using FHLB Des Moines Overnight Advances. Make the Blend Your Friend - Episode 7 Podcast Make the Blend Your Friend - Episode 7 In this episode of The Insider, we dive deeper into the concept of blended funding and the steps involved in developing a blended funding strategy. Managing Liquidity and Profitability in Today's Environment Video/Webinar Managing Liquidity and Profitability in Today's Environment This 75-minute webinar, presented by the FHLB Des Moines and Dave Koch of Abrigo, delivers relevant and timely information on how to cope with the challenges of balance sheet management and profitability. Dear Oscar - Episode 6 Podcast Dear Oscar - Episode 6 In this episode of The Insider, we discuss liability diversification and the importance of blended funding. Q2 2020 Economic Update Article Q2 2020 Economic Update Each quarter our Member Strategies Team takes an in-depth look at the economic issues facing the nation while providing a unique commentary on the effects they may have on our members. Meet Wil Osborn - FHLB Des Moines Chief Business Officer Article Meet Wil Osborn - FHLB Des Moines Chief Business Officer Wil W. Osborn was named chief business officer of Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines on August 3, 2020. Will has responsibility for the Bank's member-facing departments. The TINA Effect - Episode 5 Podcast The TINA Effect - Episode 5 In this episode of The Insider, we take a look at strategies to rejuvenate liquidity and capital redeployment in a zero interest rate environment. Marginal Cost of Funds Whitepaper Marginal Cost of Funds Like many others, your institution has likely experienced record deposit growth over the past few years. While a lack of attractive opportunities in which to invest this low cost source of funding is less than ideal, deposit growth has been widely viewed as a source of strength. The Invisible Gorilla - Episode 4 Podcast The Invisible Gorilla - Episode 4 In this episode of The Insider, we highlight a few tools that can help your institution meet your objectives, as well other topics including HELOC collateral eligibility and the Strong Communities Award. Xtra Points Webinar Video/Webinar Xtra Points Webinar Get the inside scoop on what makes MPF Xtra a strategic offering and find out how your institution can easily access the secondary market.  During this 18-minute webinar, Mortgage Relationship Manager, Brad Meader, walks through the key benefits of MPF Xtra. Vanity, Sanity and Reality - Episode 3 Podcast Vanity, Sanity and Reality - Episode 3 In this episode, we discuss how to best take advantage of mortgage origination opportunities in the current environment, as well as the recent launch of eNotes as collateral.