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ALM Educational Audio/Visual CD Series by Dr. Charles R. Idol Now Available
Monday, June 2, 2014 6:35 AM

The next segment of the asset liability management (ALM) educational audio/visual CD series presented by Dr. Charles R. Idol entitled “Credit Union ALM Trends and Economic/Rate Outlook for 2014-15” is now available from ALM Resources and the Cornerstone Credit Union League. 

“I am pleased and excited that Dr. Idol will continue to produce this CD series sharing his economic wisdom and forecasts with our member credit unions.” says Deborah Rightmire, vice president of Asset/Liability Management for the Cornerstone Credit Union League.

In this 90-minute ALM educational CD, Dr. Idol discusses four significant 2014 credit union ALM-related topics of interest to credit union professionals at all levels:

  1. Nationwide federally-insured credit union (FICU) balance sheet, earnings, and loan quality trends during the recession (2008-2010) and post-recession years (2011-2013).
  2. The expectation for stronger economic growth in 2014.
  3. Federal Reserve monetary policy and interest rate forecast through mid-2015.
  4. ALM strategies to stabilize and improve earnings in 2014.    

The CD has 16 topical segments (each running from three to eight minutes) that can be viewed selectively from an on-screen outline (that allows pausing for discussion and questions) or sequentially in a single 90-minute viewing.

Topical Segments on the May 2014 CD:

  • FICU Loan Mix Rose to Almost 61 percent in 2013
  • Fastest Loan Growth in Eight Years with Auto Loans up 11.2 percent
  • No Share Growth in Final Two Quarters of 2013
  • FICU Investments Fell 2.3 percent Last Year for First Decline since 2006
  • Loan Mix, Investment Yield and Spread Increased in 2nd Half of 2013
  • High FICU Loan Quality is Near Pre-Recession Level
  • December 2013 FICU Peer Statistics
  • 2014 Marks Year Five of Economic Recovery
  • Economic Expectations for 2014
  • Money Market Trends for May 2014
  • Rate Outlook for 2014
  • Expected FICU Loan/Share Growth in 2014
  • ALM Strategies for 2014
  • Dividend Guidelines for May 2014
  • Loan Pricing Guidelines for May 2014
  • Pricing Credit Spreads for May 2014

The May CD is part of a two-CD series for 2014 (a second CD will be provided in October that looks forward into 2015) designed to offer credit union management, board members, and ALCO members’ ongoing ALM education throughout the year in a convenient/cost-effective manner.  The CDs can be viewed individually or in group gatherings such as board education sessions, ALCO meeting, or strategic planning venues.

The 2014 ALM educational audio/visual CD series is currently available at $199.  This semiannual CD series is a collaborative production of Dr. Charles Idol ALM Consulting & Research, Cornerstone Credit Union League ALM Resources, and iCap Leverage, Inc.

For more information, please contact your League Representative, or contact Vicki Connerly, financial analyst in ALM Resources, at (800) 442-5762, ext. 6497 or (469) 385-6497. You may also visit our website, at