Take advantage of FARIN’s 25 plus years of knowledge and expertise to improve your Institution’s financial analysis processes. Our years of experience delivering training and education to clients and regulators can now be used by you and your Institution.
In today’s environment you need to find any edge you can. We can assist you with sifting through the mountains of financial data to identify and understand the key performance drivers and develop actions to improve the Institution’s bottom line.
For clients using our ALM model or ALM services, we offer regular quarterly meetings via WebEx or in-person to review risk levels, discuss trends, market opportunities, and other institution issues in managing risk vs. return options.
For clients and non-clients our services are available for:
- ALM, Liquidity, Capital Policy Evaluation and Review
- ALCO Processes
- Staff, Board and/or ALCO Education
- Strategic Financial Reviews
Keeping track of changes, educating new ALCO members, and refreshing familiar concepts are all ideas that we know are important but can be difficult to achieve. New regulatory guidelines are focusing on the importance of a well-trained and knowledgably ALCO.
FARIN’s ALCO Education Resources include a variety of pre-recorded and live webinars to meet your scheduling needs. In addition, our services can be brought to you directly for a focused discussion on risk issues, ideas, or concepts using your institution’s reports in the explanation.
To learn more about our webinar offerings, see our Online Education Calendar.
If your Institution requires a specific educational need, individually designed sessions are available. Please contact FARIN’s Sales Department at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 877-400-0037.
Understanding options for managing your earnings and risk must be evaluated in context with the strategic financial goals for your institution. Too often strategic planning sessions establish unrealistic, or worse, unattainable financial goals. Farin’s Strategic Financial Review provides clarity to the realities and provides a dialog between management and/or the board on the tradeoffs that exist in meeting desired financial goals.
In this engagement, FARIN will review prior financial trends, current ALM outputs, plans, policies and practices and deliver a written and in-person report of issues, concerns, and possible strategies to address risks and/or items of critical need.
At the completion of the review, FARIN will deliver the findings in meetings with your team and discuss specific findings and issues, and explain and/or educate all on issues of concern.
Our review will focus on:
- Balance sheet vs. Yield optimization
- Capitalization needs
- 3-5 year capital plan
- Overview of major loan and share pricing practices
- Review of ALM risk levels, limits, and modeling practices
- Most recent ALCO package
- ALM, Liquidity and Investment policies
- 2-3 year projection of future performance under all interest rate scenarios currently tested
- Assumptions related to life and repricing of non-maturity shares in the ALM model
- Past 6 months of rate sheets for loans and shares along with competitive survey data
Having a Capital plan in place is an integral part of your Institution's overall strategy. With the increasing emphasis regulators are putting on Institutions to maintain capital levels, having a detailed plan is critical. In today’s environment of shrinking spreads, being able to develop an overall capital plan is time consuming and requires a high degree of expertise.
Over the years, FARIN has assisted both newly chartered and seasoned Institutions with reviewing and helping with developing capital plans. The process of capital planning is closely intertwined with asset/liability management. By partnering with FARIN your Institution will benefit from years of ALM consulting and expertise to develop an integrated capital plan.
If your Institution is interested in our FARIN review or assist in developing a capital plan, please contact FARIN’s Sales Department at email@example.com or call us at 877-400-0037.
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