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Community Banks and interest rate swaps

So many community banks face an uphill challenge to negotiate pre-pay penalties into their commercial loan agreements.  This can make hedging fixed rate loans difficult given the need to qualify for hedge accounting.  In this month's Pro Shop presentation from Country Club Bank Capital Markets Group we explore options to hedge risk, even where a pre-pay penalty is not an option.  http://ow.ly/XPhpT...
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Over the next few months you will hear a lot of noise about new requirements for posting margin on swaps.  Initial Margin; Variation Margin; Uncleared Swaps; these are terms that will have a significant impact on the cost of doing business for swap dealers, major swap participants (hedge funds and major non bank institutions), but the vast majority of community banks and end users have nothing to worry about.  The "margin storm" is set to pass by leaving all but the largest community banks unt...
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