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Q1 2020 Economic Update Article Q1 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. Beat the Spread - A Strategy to Secure Low-Cost Funding Whitepaper Beat the Spread - A Strategy to Secure Low-Cost Funding If your institution is in the market to lock in long-term funding, can handle the accounting implications of using derivatives, and is looking to find the absolute lowest funding cost possible, the “Beat the Spread” strategy might be for you. Q4 2019 Economic Update Article Q4 2019 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. Strategies and Tools to Maximize Performance and Manage Risk Article Strategies and Tools to Maximize Performance and Manage Risk Sound balance sheet management and funding strategies play a critical role in achieving the balance you need to make the loans your customers want and provide safe, rewarding deposit opportunities. We can help you with both through our Strategies Team and their tools. Q3 2019 Economic Update Article Q3 2019 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. Q2 2019 Economic Update Article Q2 2019 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. Why fund managers can't ignore sensitivity training Article Why fund managers can't ignore sensitivity training In personal relationships, a lack of sensitivity by one of the partners can lead to friction, or ultimately a breakdown of the relationship. Back to the Basics - 2016 Edition Whitepaper Back to the Basics - 2016 Edition FHLB Des Moines offers a wide range of structured advances that can be customized to meet your individual needs. Know When to Hold: When's the Right Time to Keep Your Loans? Article Know When to Hold: When's the Right Time to Keep Your Loans? As a community lender, you know a significant opportunity exists outside the parameters of the conventional/conforming that will allow you to make profitable and high quality mortgages to some of your best customers.