The Margin Report™: An FHLBank Chicago Podcast

The Margin Report™ is hosted by James Hotchkiss, Senior Director, Member Strategy and Solutions, where he and guests discuss recent economic developments, market dynamics, and other trends affecting FHLBank Chicago member financial institutions.

You can listen to The Margin Report on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.

Episode List

Episode Six - Economic Deep Dive - What's in Store for the Banking Sector in 2024?

What lies ahead for the economy in 2024? Where are rates headed? Can artificial intelligence (A.I.) impact productivity growth and the economy? Host James Hotchkiss shares his insights into these questions as the Federal Reserve continues towards its inflation goals and potential risks loom on the economic horizon.

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Episode Five - Insights from FHLBank Chicago Members: Navigating the Financial Landscape with Ami Myrland

Host James Hotchkiss is joined by special guests Ami Myrland, Executive Vice President and CFO of Capitol Bank in Wisconsin, and Richard Moran, Vice President and Director of Institutional Sales at FHLBank Chicago. They discuss how banks are navigating the current financial landscape, managing interest rate risk, utilizing FHLBank Chicago products, and Amy’s advice to fellow FHLBank Chicago members.

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Episode Four - Vendor Sourcing - A ”How to Guide” for Leveraging Local and Diverse Vendors

On the all-new episode of The Margin Report, host James Hotchkiss is joined by two special guests from FHLBank Chicago: Cedric Thurman, Chief Diversity Officer and Monica Doyle, Director of Strategic Sourcing and Accounting. Together, they demystify the diverse supplier process and discuss best practices for how to build a diverse program from the ground up. All of this and more on a new podcast episode from FHLBank Chicago.

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Episode Three - Exploring Betas and Marginal Cost of Funds in Illinois and Wisconsin

Host James Hotchkiss and guest Cathy Kiriakos, Senior Analyst, Sales, Strategy, and Solutions at FHLBank Chicago, analyze deposit betas, marginal cost of funds, and helpful considerations for managing deposits during a complex interest rate environment.

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Episode Two - Unlocking Talent Potential - Recruitment and Retention

In our second episode, host James Hotchkiss is joined by two special FHLBank Chicago guests - Cedric Thurman, Chief Diversity Officer, and Scott Morgan, Manager of Talent Acquisition - who discuss best practices for finding, attracting, and retaining top talent. What are the cornerstones of a good talent acquisition process? How do you improve the diversity of your talent pool? Get answers to these questions and more in a new episode from FHLBank Chicago on The Margin Report™.

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Episode One - Mid-Year Recap and Recent Midwest Banking Trends

In the first episode of our brand new podcast series, host James Hotchkiss, Senior Director of Member Strategy and Solutions at FHLBank Chicago, and guest Chris Milne, Managing Director of Institutional Sales at FHLBank Chicago, take a deep dive into the recent balance sheet and funding trends that have been shaping the banking landscape the last few months. Listen to it all on The Margin Report™.

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