Whether you are new to credit union asset/liability management (ALM) or simply want to increase your knowledge, the Cornerstone League ALM workshops will discuss ALM concepts and provide tools and techniques to manage your credit union’s ALM process more effectively.
The Essentials and Implementation Workshops offer an opportunity to better understand the goals of ALM, which include the key operational areas of earnings, capital, liquidity, and entry-level interest-rate risk. The workshops provide an excellent opportunity for management, staff, ALCO members, and board members to enhance their knowledge and understanding of ALM.
Day 1: ALM Essentials | 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
ALM Essentials is designed to build a solid foundation of the basic concepts of asset/liability management. The session will begin with a discussion of the goals of ALM, which include the key operational areas of earnings, capital, liquidity, and entry-level interest-rate risk. It will include a review of the Key Ratio analysis report that the Cornerstone League provides its members, illustrate how to monitor the regulatory communications provided by NCUA and review the components of the risk-focused exam.
Using the fundamental concepts of ALM discussed in the morning, the afternoon session will dive deeper into identifying how to manage earnings and, more specifically, spread. The discussion will include the mechanics and practices to ensure appropriate pricing of products and provide the ability to monitor the credit union’s financial condition monthly. The discussion will outline the ratios to monitor, highlight the impact factors for each ratio, and calculate the 13 key ratios identified.
Day 2: ALM Implementation | 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
ALM Implementation will discuss interest-rate risk: what it is, why it impacts the credit union, and why NCUA requires regular monitoring. This session will include a review of the entry-level measurement of GAP and a six-month GAP calculation.
The afternoon session will review an asset/liability management checklist, including a discussion of items to incorporate or update the credit union’s ALM process. The session will highlight the elements of an ALM policy and an investment policy, review a liquidity analysis to identify and support liquidity needs, discuss who can serve on the Asset Liability Committee (ALCO), and processes and procedures for the ALCO.
In her role as ALM & Financial Analysis Director, Margot Strong works with credit unions to provide analysis, instruction, and guidance in the area of asset liability management to help facilitate their financial well-being. Strong has more than 20 years of experience in business development and more than 10 years of experience working with credit unions while at Catalyst Corporate Federal Credit Union and ALM First.
Registration is limited to 20 people per workshop. Lunch is provided.
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