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Common Misconceptions of Community Investment Advances Article Common Misconceptions of Community Investment Advances Are you maximizing your community impact on housing and economic development projects through Community Investment Advances (CIA)? There are a few common questions and misconceptions that we wanted to debunk about using CIAs to ensure all members feel confident using these advances. Short-Term Funding Strategies Article Short-Term Funding Strategies Consider the benefits of short-term advances to stabilize your balance sheet over year-end. “Blend and Extend” Funding Strategies: An Effective Means of Decreasing Future Funding Costs, Customizing Balance Sheet Duration and Pre-Funding Article “Blend and Extend” Funding Strategies: An Effective Means of Decreasing Future Funding Costs, Customizing Balance Sheet Duration and Pre-Funding While most financial institutions typically make the decision to roll the maturity at the time the advance matures, in certain circumstances, members of FHLB Des Moines have the ability to extend the advance prior to the maturity date. LIBOR: The Transition Ahead Article LIBOR: The Transition Ahead The financial markets have commenced preparations for the expected phase out of the London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR) by the end of 2021. FHLB Des Moines wants to ensure that you, our members, are as prepared as possible. Raising Wholesale Funds: “Things are Seldom What They Seem” Article Raising Wholesale Funds: “Things are Seldom What They Seem” Depending upon the interest rate environment or location on the yield curve, dividend-adjusted advance rates may or may not be comparable. You'll never know unless you run the dividend adjustment calculation. How Can the Impact of Rising Rates on Your Investment Portfolio's Market Value Come Out in the Wash? Article How Can the Impact of Rising Rates on Your Investment Portfolio's Market Value Come Out in the Wash? Today, while no one can be certain of the direction of interest rates, the short-end of the yield curve is under the heavy influence of well-telegraphed Fed tightening. Why a Capped Floater is Right for You Whitepaper Why a Capped Floater is Right for You During times when interest rates are expected to increase significantly, it can be important to secure both duration and cost certain funding. Funding Products to Help Your Institution Go Further Article Funding Products to Help Your Institution Go Further The right funding products and tools can impact your organization in a major way. That is why you should stay in the know on the latest and greatest in funding products and how to apply them to change the game while conforming to your organization's strategy. Symmetrical Advances Webinar Webinar Symmetrical Advances Webinar In this webinar, John Biestman explains how our Symmetrical Prepayment Advance can be used to hedge unwanted interest rate risk and monetize the value of fixed rate advances in rising rate environments. Marginal Cost of Funds Webinar Webinar Marginal Cost of Funds Webinar This webinar features Brett Manning from our Strategies team, and Brad Spears from Member Solutions speaking about topics related to the Marginal Cost of Funds. Term Advances Webinar Webinar Term Advances Webinar This webinar illustrates how member financial institutions can use long-term advance products for risk mitigation, liquidity management and balance sheet analysis. We also discuss the benefits of using our advances including pricing, availability and regulatory implications. Forward Starting Advances Webinar Webinar Forward Starting Advances Webinar ​​​​​​​This webinar features Brandon Casey from our Strategies team speaking about the benefits and uses of our forward starting advances. Allowing members to lock in funding for future anticipated needs without adding immediate liquidity, while also protecting against rising rates.