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Rates Up - What Happened and Its Significance

March 1, 2017
Illinois Banker

Andrew Pace illustrates the recent historically significant rate changes in the market for Illinois Banker. Focusing on historical data and recent shifts, Andrew touches on the importance of methodology when investing. He also explains why you can’t predict rates and markets.

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Interest Rate Risk and Credit Risk: Is There Danger in the Municipal Market?

March 1, 2017
Western Independent Bankers

Brian Battle writes for Western Independent Bankers CFO Digest about interest rate risk and credit risk in the municipal market. Brian takes this opportunity to share important factors that need to be considered in this economic climate when investing in the municipal market. Brian details the slow-growth economy and the interest rate increase, while highlighting strong performing states. Brian also emphasizes the importance of diversified portfolios when investing.

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How Fintech, Regulation and the Economy Intersect for Community Banks

November 1, 2016
Illinois Banker

Jason Elder writes for Illinois Banker and explains significant factors affecting the banking industry at this time. Between fintech advancements, regulations, and the current financial climate, community banks are facing greater challenges when managing their balance sheets. Jason covers some of the visible trends and the outlook on the next generation.

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