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A Midsummer Night's Meme - Episode 20 Podcast A Midsummer Night's Meme - Episode 20 Notwithstanding the abundance of liquidity in the financial system, seasoned tillers always prepare for a drought. The best time to test for leaks is when the forecast calls for dry weather. Liquidity Stress Testing Scenarios Article Liquidity Stress Testing Scenarios View several testing scenarios to consider when validating your operational procedures and liquidity access. Advance Transactions Guide Article Advance Transactions Guide Ready to take out a FHLB Des Moines Advance? Here are the steps you should take to initiate the process. Operational Liquidity Testing Checklist and Best Practices Article Operational Liquidity Testing Checklist and Best Practices Testing ensures your operational procedures are effective and demonstrates your access to liquidity. Can your institution demonstrate the appropriate personnel understand the process of requesting funds from FHLB Des Moines? The Cup of Pythagoras - Episode 19 Podcast The Cup of Pythagoras - Episode 19 There is an ancient Greek riddle whose modern version goes something like this: “What is the common thread of the acts of eating good food and scratching one's back?” The answer: “Once the action starts, it is difficult to stop.” Funding Strategies to Protect Yourself Against Interest Rate Risk Article Funding Strategies to Protect Yourself Against Interest Rate Risk Regardless of your interest rate sensitivity position, FHLB Des Moines has a multitude of advance products to provide protection against future economic disruptions or yield curve volatility. Fast Forward - Episode 18 Podcast Fast Forward - Episode 18 In Episode 18 of “The Insider”, we discuss ways to address the intersecting issues of excess liquidity and finding ways to lock-in low interest rates using forward-start funding. We also highlight new ways to help optimize collateral and eligible advance capacity. Q1 2021 Economic Update Article Q1 2021 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. Inflation Conflation - Episode 17 Podcast Inflation Conflation - Episode 17 From liquidity stress testing to low cost funding and retail CD options, we consider a few balance sheet management strategies for the current environment. Common Causes of Loan Ineligibility Article Common Causes of Loan Ineligibility Each year, FHLB Des Moines assesses the causes of loan ineligibility from Member Collateral Verifications (MCVs) in the prior year. The primary causes tend to be the same matters, notably: loan coding and title work. Together, the above two matters account for nearly 1/3rd of ineligible loans. Opening the Door to Early Withdrawal Video/Webinar Opening the Door to Early Withdrawal this hour-long webinar hosted by The CorePoint Founder and CEO, Neil Stanley, illustrates how some financial institutions have found a unique strategy to improve their net interest margin by providing their depositors with a reward option for early redemption of their time deposits. On the Record with Esther George - Episode 3 (April 15, 2021) Podcast On the Record with Esther George - Episode 3 (April 15, 2021) Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City President and CEO Esther George joins FHLB Des Moines President and CEO Kris Williams on this episode of On the Record to discuss a wide-range of industry topics. This episode was published on April 15, 2021.