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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. Q1 2019 Economic Update Article Q1 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. Increasing Advance Capacity: A Member Success Story Case Study Increasing Advance Capacity: A Member Success Story Member Collateral Verification (MCV) reviews can be an excellent opportunity for members to improve their advance capacity. Sheilah Stoneback, Credit Analyst at One American Bank in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, shares how her team was able to increase their advance capacity by 50 percent. Q4 2018 Economic Update Article Q4 2018 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. Expanding Markets, Expanding Letter of Credit Uses Whitepaper Expanding Markets, Expanding Letter of Credit Uses Whether it's an opportunity to drive fee income and enhance ROE by backing a bond, supporting a self-insurance program, or covering a customer's performance obligation; it may be worth your while to explore some of these expanded uses of letters of credit. 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. The Forgotten Security Call Case Study The Forgotten Security Call Historically, a financial institution has collateralized a public unit deposit with a pledge of callable agency securities. A member subsequently receives notification that the callable bond will be called in five days, the next scheduled call date. A Strategic Review of Liquidity Coverage and Income Case Study A Strategic Review of Liquidity Coverage and Income In the wake of declining margins and a regulatory discussion, a financial institution's management team would like to review means of improving liquidity and income. An increasing portion of public unit deposits is being pledged via securities.