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The Evergrande State - Episode 22 Podcast The Evergrande State - Episode 22 Episode 22 highlights the impact of excess liquidity, debt ceiling uncertainty and divergent inflation measures on balance sheet strategies. Flash in the Pan - Episode 21 Whitepaper Flash in the Pan - Episode 21 In this episode of the Insider we discuss uncertainties posed by the Federal Reserve's possible tapering of securities purchases and recent slowing economic indicators, an update on SOFR term markets and specific steps to take in order to optimize borrowing and collateral capacity. 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. 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.” 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. 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. 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. Kamchatka on Irkutsk - Episode 15 Podcast Kamchatka on Irkutsk - Episode 15 In this episode of The Insider, we discuss strategies to mitigate risk and introduce our Series of Solutions to help you optimize your interest rate sensitivity and effectively manage your balance sheet. The Value of Membership Article The Value of Membership Are you fully utilizing all of the benefits that come with being a member of Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines? Find out now. Big Ben, This is Rubber Duck - Episode 14 Podcast Big Ben, This is Rubber Duck - Episode 14 We kick off 2021 by assessing the current state of the market and the impact moving forward. Bumbai - Episode 13 Podcast Bumbai - Episode 13 In this episode of The Insider, we touch on the latest developments in Washington, the LIBOR transition and other industry and FHLB Des Moines news. 11/17/2020 All-Member Webinar Video/Webinar 11/17/2020 All-Member Webinar On 11/17, President and CEO Kris Williams and Chief Business Officer Wil Osborn hosted an All-Member Webinar discussing the year thus far as well as a look forward to 2021.