You Can’t Predict, But You Can Prepare – Hedging and Interest Rate Swaps


Navigating changes in interest rates should not be a reactive practice; understanding derivatives can empower you and your institution to proactively plan for many interest rate scenarios.

In this webinar/session you will learn about interest rate hedges and how derivatives can drive fee income, enhance NIM, and protect capital and earnings.

Derivative use is up among banks due to recent simplification and transparency – these tools are not exclusive to big banks and understanding derivatives will help bring value to your institution.

Who Should Attend: CEOs, CFOs, Treasurers, PM, Other Finance Roles 

Learning Objectives

  • Get more from ALCO – learn to turn these meetings from mundane approvals into strategy sessions
  • Better recognize which part of the yield curve is relevant for your institution to better plan for strengths and weaknesses
  • Discover how proactive planning with derivatives can prepare your institution for a variety of rate moves


Scott Hildenbrand
Managing Director
Chief Balance Sheet Strategist
Head of Financial Strategies Group
Scott Hildenbrand serves as chief balance sheet strategist and head of the financial strategies group at Piper Sandler.

Previously, he was a principal and chief balance sheet strategist of Sandler O’Neill + Partners, L.P. He headed the balance sheet analysis and strategy group, working with financial institutions on balance sheet strategy development, which includes interest rate risk management, investment portfolio strategy, retail and wholesale funding management, capital planning, budgeting, and stress testing. Hildenbrand also worked closely with the firm’s investment banking group to identify and develop strategic opportunities for clients involved in mergers and acquisitions.

Hildenbrand previously worked in Sandler O’Neill’s interest rate products group, focusing on developing and implementing structured wholesale funding strategies for financial institutions. He spent his first four years at the firm in the asset/liability management group. Prior to joining Sandler O’Neill in 2004, Hildenbrand worked as a financial analyst in asset/liability management at Tower Federal Credit Union in Maryland.

Hildenbrand was elected to the Financial Managers Society in 2021. He also serves as treasurer on the board of directors for Liam’s Room, a non-profit organization that focuses on pediatric palliative care, a specialized approach to medical care for children with serious illnesses.

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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