Contributor : Bob Newman

article | January 9th, 2020

Getting Started with Swaps: Three Ways to Test the Waters

Community banks looking to enter the derivatives “waters” have three methods available to them.

By: Bob Newman
article | August 20th, 2019

Five Derivatives Safety Tips: Accessing Power While Maintaining Peace of Mind

Often viewed as risky and dangerous, interest rate derivatives can be powerful tools for banks when they use these five safety tips.

By: Bob Newman
article | April 8th, 2019

Community Banks and Derivatives: Debunking the Four Biggest Myths

As commercial borrowers seek long-term funding, it’s time for risk-averse community banks to examine commonly-held phobias about using swaps.

By: Bob Newman
article | August 10th, 2018

3 Reasons to Partner With an Advisor on Your Investment Portfolio

An independent investment advisor on the bond portfolio can keep strategic decision making inside the bank, while increasing efficiency and performance.

By: Bob Newman
article | November 13th, 2017

FASB Update Removes Roadblock to Hedging With Derivatives

Community banks stand to benefit from FASB’s new hedging guidance.

By: Bob Newman
article | July 12th, 2017

Derivatives Education for Boards: Weighing the Whys Along With the Why Nots

This article poses four common questions that board members ask about derivatives.

By: Bob Newman