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Master Financial Management in 2024

by Catalyst Corporate | Dec 19, 2023

In 2024, Catalyst Corporate will conduct a host of financial management training webinars. They include a new Quarterly Insights & Outlooks economic overview and a two-part Derivatives Symposium. Experts will explore topics such as inflation, interest rate risk, loan demand, investments, liquidity and more.

Quarterly Insights & Outlooks

The Quarterly Insights & Outlooks webinars will address key areas of concern for credit unions relative to the economy. Panelists will offer their viewpoints and strategies for credit union balance sheets, evaluating factors such as inflation, financial markets, consumer spending and interest rates, along with their influence on loan demand, investments, liquidity, pricing and more.

The webinars are scheduled to occur after the Federal Reserve's January, April, July and November meetings. These timely events are intended to boost your awareness and help you prepare for the months to come.

The Quarterly Insights & Outlooks dates are listed below. Webinars will start at 1 p.m. CT.

Q1 2024 – Thursday, February 8

Q2 2024 – Thursday, May 9

Q3 2024 – Thursday, August 8

Q4 2024 – Thursday, November 14

Sign up today.

Derivatives Symposium

In today’s interest rate environment, derivatives are an essential tool for mitigating interest rate risk across financial institutions’ balance sheets.

Join Catalyst’s team and other industry experts to find out why derivative hedging is gaining momentum with credit unions and to gain a holistic review of the tool. During this two-part session, you’ll learn more about:

  1. Fair value and cash flow hedging strategies
  2. Swap and option pricing
  3. Key components of hedge accounting
  4. Counterparty documents and collateral management processes
  5. Over-the-counter versus cleared derivatives
  6. How to prepare for your regulatory exam

Attendees can earn six CPE credits for participating in the full event and a Certificate of Completion for audit purposes. Each day of this two-part session is three hours for a total of six hours of training.

Don’t miss the opportunity on Wednesday, April 10 and Thursday, April 11 at 1 p.m. CT to learn more about derivatives.

For more information on these educational opportunities, view the full lineup in Financial Management Training under Learning Center on our website.