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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. Advance Restructuring For Your Institution Article Advance Restructuring For Your Institution Did you know that it's possible to extend your liability prior to the maturity date? You have the ability to do this through the FHLB Des Moines by restructuring advances, also known as Blend & Extend. 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. Lessons in Letters of Credit Case Study Lessons in Letters of Credit The flexibility available with the FHLB Des Moines Letter of Credit has improved the bank's ability to support public entities. Three ways to put Letters of Credit to work for you Whitepaper Three ways to put Letters of Credit to work for you Build your relationships with public unit depositors and support new business opportunities with an FHLB Des Moines Letter of Credit. 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. How to Use Letters of Credit to your Advantage Article How to Use Letters of Credit to your Advantage The Bank's credit standing and capital market access substitutes for that of the member which helps to ensure a wide acceptance of the our LOCs. 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. Marginal Cost of Funds Whitepaper Marginal Cost of Funds Like many others, your institution has likely experienced record deposit growth over the past few years. While a lack of attractive opportunities in which to invest this low cost source of funding is less than ideal, deposit growth has been widely viewed as a source of strength. Class Act: Expanding a Local College through Community Investment Advances Case Study Class Act: Expanding a Local College through Community Investment Advances North Shore Bank utilized a FHLB Des Moines Community Investment Advance (CIA) to provide match funding for participation in the community project that added a 45,000 square-foot, off campus facility that will serve as the home for the college's expanded healthcare programs. Pledging Loans to Support Longer-Term Needs Scenario Pledging Loans to Support Longer-Term Needs Pledging Commercial Real Estate loans are a way for you to increase borrowing capacity to support local businesses or any other longer-term funding needs. You can turn illiquid loan assets into liquidity through a broad menu of collateral options.