The Basis Point Podcast

The Basis Point is hosted by James Hotchkiss, Director, Member Strategy and Solutions, and Jessica Nick, Senior Analyst, Member Strategy and Solutions, who discuss recent economic developments, market dynamics, and other trends affecting FHLBank Chicago member financial institutions.

The Basis Point will also share insight into our products and services as well as welcome special guests to discuss recent FHLBank Chicago news.

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Episode List

Episode Three - LIBOR Transition Update

James Hotchkiss interviews FHLBank Chicago's Dave Sterling, who leads the LIBOR transition effort for the Bank. In this episode, Dave discusses what has happened with the transition so far, the differences between LIBOR and SOFR, recent market developments, and tactics that FHLBank Chicago has used to transition away from LIBOR.

Episode Two - Inflation Expectations

Hosts James Hotchkiss and Jessica Nick discuss inflation in The Basis Point’s second episode. Prices have risen considerably over the past year, but is it just transitory? Hear the team’s thoughts on what is happening with inflation, why it's happening, and how it may affect your financial institution.

Episode One - Recent Trends in the U.S. Housing Market

In FHLBank Chicago’s premier episode, hosts James Hotchkiss and Jessica Nick discuss recent trends in the U.S. housing market. The team analyzes data around housing prices, inventory, borrower credit quality, and recent changes in demand. Tune in and listen to our first episode!


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