NWCUA’s A/LM Conference to Address Interest Rate Risk, Mitigating Exposure

John Myers, president of C. Myers Corporation, will focus on interest rate risk at the NWCUA’s A/LM Conference in March.

Interest rate risk and mitigating exposure will be among the key topics when the Northwest Credit Union Association hosts an interactive Asset/Liability Management Conference in March.

The two-day conference, which will be held at the NWCUA’s office in SeaTac and a location to be determined in or around Portland, will feature John Myers, president, and David Loftus, consultant, from C. Myers Corporation. Since 1991, C. Myers has partnered with credit unions to provide strategic planning, process improvement, project management, asset/liability management, interest rate risk and budgeting services.

The conference will be held March 17-18 in SeaTac and March 20-21 in or around Portland. Shrinking margins, uncertainty about interest rates, new competition, increasing regulation and shifting member behaviors all are on the agenda. More information and registration details are available now on the NWCUA’s website.

NCUA Chairman Debbie Matz recently outlined the agency’s supervisory focus for 2014, listing interest rate risk as the most significant risk facing the industry. “It is imperative for credit unions to make the necessary adjustments to account for a rising rate environment,” Matz said in her supervisory letter. “NCUA will be working to ensure credit unions are mitigating any inordinate exposure.”

Analyzing interest rate risk, stress testing assumptions, managing increasing regulations, understanding shrinking margins and practicing real credit union scenarios using case studies are on the agenda for the conference. Participants will dig deeper into managing interest rate risk by discussing strategy, understanding potential modeling weaknesses and seeing the trade-offs of decisions under consideration.

You’ll find more information about the NWCUA’s A/LM Conference, including the complete two-day agenda and registration details, on the Association’s website. Details for the SeaTac session are here; details for the Portland session are here.

For more A/LM resources, visit the blog or articles pages on the C. Myers website.


Questions? Contact Gary Stein: 503.350.2216, gstein@nwcua.org.

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