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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. Are your lending strategies fully supported? Four tips to consider. Whitepaper Are your lending strategies fully supported? Four tips to consider. In recent years, the Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines—with the generous assistance of nationally known balance-sheet consultants—has sponsored and produced multiple educational seminars, articles, and strategies. 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. Break-Even Analysis of the Yield Curve:  A Useful Guide for Positioning Your Balance Sheet Whitepaper Break-Even Analysis of the Yield Curve: A Useful Guide for Positioning Your Balance Sheet A “yield curve optimal point analysis” can measure changes in the slope of the yield curve and the “roll-down” benefit of various advance maturities.