Weekly Market Update Guest Speaker Webinar with NatAlliance Securities

What is a Bank Investment Officer to DO? – Rising Rates and Flattening Curves

The Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago (FHLBank Chicago) is pleased to announce that Peter Badger from NatAlliance Securities will join James Hotchkiss and Ashish Tripathy on the weekly market update webinar on Thursday, April 19. This webinar will discuss what to do when the yield curve steepens. All FHLBank Chicago members are invited to attend. 

How to access the webinar: 
• To join the call, dial 1-877-309-2074 
• Access Code: 644-177-973 
• Webinar ID: 999-550-835 
• To view slides after the webinar, please access the Knowledge Center in eBanking 
Although the yield curve may flatten as bond yields grind lower in the coming weeks, the curve is expected to steepen as interest rates resume their upward trend in the second quarter. In this webinar we answer the question, “What to do?” while taking a quick look at today’s current economic, inflationary, and bank industry trends. From there, we assess this quarter’s regulatory focus and today’s complex rate environment and answer the three most important questions faced by the investment officer today: (1) Where are interest rates headed? (2) Where on the curve should you be focused? (3) What investment strategies and products make the most sense? Near the end of the presentation there will be a brief question and answer period and participants will leave the webinar with two unique “cheat sheets” for investment success. 
Biography: Peter Badger, Managing Director 
Peter Badger is a Senior Vice President with NatAlliance Securities, based in Austin, Texas. In the business over forty years, his clients include banks, trusts, credit unions, and money managers, throughout the United States. A frequent author on institutional investment topics, he has presented to thousands of individuals at state and national banking conferences as well as for the Federal Home Loan Bank, the Financial Managers Society, the OCC, and the Institute for Supervisory Education. From 2006 to 2009, he was the exclusive fee-based liquidation agent for the Bank of New York Mellon and in this role; he was directly responsible for the liquidation of over $17 billion in distressed CDO cash securities and over $5 billion in distressed synthetic CDO securities. 

He served as National Chairman of the Financial Managers Society from 2006 through 2007 and served on its board from 2001 through 2008. He also served on the advisory boards of the Derivative Risk Management Service, the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics at the University of Houston and Med Center Bank, Houston, Texas. He has a B.S. in Math from the University of Houston and an M.B.A. in Finance from the University of Missouri.