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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. 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. Standby Letters of Credit Webinar Webinar Standby Letters of Credit Webinar Did you know Standby Letters of Credit from Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines may provide an alternative source of collateral for securing Public Unit Deposits, thus improving your liquidity, income and efficiency? 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. 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. Which Advance When? Webinar Which Advance When? You have access to one of the most efficient sources of long-term funds through Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines. With products for a wide variety of loan situations, FHLB Des Moines is your duration provider.