Hedging & Managing Interest Rate Risk in a Volatile Environment

Finance & Accounting

With financial markets subject to substantial volatility, hedging and interest rate risk (IRR) management has evolved as a survival mechanism to adapting to the financial environment. In this webinar, we will discuss various hedging strategies and how to assess hedging performance in relation to the balance sheet. Appropriate hedging strategies paired with effective mortgage pipeline management can provide an opportunity to enhance return and profitability through risk reduction and cost savings.

Who Should Attend: CEOs, CFOs, Senior Management, Controllers, Treasury Staff, Financial Analysts, Accountants, ALCO and Board Members.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand introductory concepts & hedging strategies
  • Identify hedge instruments
  • Define measures of risk


Emily Hollis
ALM First Financial Advisors
Emily has served as a principal of ALM First Financial Advisors since the company was established in 1995. As CEO, Emily’s mantra of always putting clients’ best interests first, along with her open-door management style, has developed a strong and capable team of trusted, unbiased advisors. Under her leadership, the company has steadily grown to more than $50 billion of investments under management, with a client base of more than 300 financial institutions, representing more than $625 billion in assets. Emily’s advice on complex issues, such as derivatives use, is sought-after by industry leaders and regulators alike.

Prior to ALM First, Emily was vice president for Kidder Peabody Asset Management; chief investment officer for a large financial institution; and an investment trader for a New York Stock Exchange Company, responsible for executing trades for the firm’s fixed-income and foreign receivable portfolios. Her experience includes managing a $6 billion fixed-income investment portfolio and investing in derivatives. 

Emily holds a master’s degree in business administration and a master’s degree in arts from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, as well as a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Texas Christian University. She holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation. 

Webinar Fees

Pricing For Price Season Pass
Bank Member $195 $0
Bank Nonmember $395 $0
Affiliate Member $195 $0
Affiliate Nonmember $395 $0

Season Pass Members receive 4 individual logins to every webinar

Additional Info

Participants will earn 1.0 CPE credit

Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge

Prerequisites: None

Advanced Preparation: None

Program Level: Basic

Delivery Method: Group Internet Based

Refunds and Cancellations: Webinar registrations are non-refundable. If the registrant is unable to attend the designated time and date of the webinar, a playback link and any written materials will be provided within 2 business days following the conclusion of the webinar

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