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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. 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. 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. 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. 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. Term Advances: The Foundation of Funding Diversification Article Term Advances: The Foundation of Funding Diversification Many members are aware of available multiple term advance types ranging from straight-forward short-term bullets to longer-term advances with symmetrical and forward settlement features.