Asset/Liability Management Seminar

Oct 17, 2017
Indiana Bankers Assocaition
Woodfield Crossing Blvd. Suite 155E
Program Overview: 

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This session will focus on the “systemic approach” to Asset/Liability Management and Liquidity Management. We will drill down and explore the financial nuts and bolts of a bank and examine how the dynamics of a balance sheet interact with the movements in interest rates to produce financial performance. Bankers who are new to the topic will benefit from a
discussion of the history of A/L management and a simple progression from basics to advanced interest rate risk
issues. Experienced CEOs and CFOs will learn new ways of looking at their balance sheet and ideas on how to use the investment portfolio as a tool for managing the bank’s liquidity and interest rate risk. Investment officers and portfolio managers will be introduced to simple but effective rules for efficient management of the bond portfolio.



Regulatory issues and hot topics such as liquidity management and backtesting of A/L reporting will also be covered as well as things which are anticipated to be on the minds of examiners in 2017. Items to be discussed include: 

  • Interest Rate Trends and the Economic Outlook
  • The Banking Environment in 2017
  • Asset / Liability Reporting (including sample reports)
  • Liquidity Management Basics
  • The Integration of Investment Management with A/L Management
  • Specific Case Studies of A/L and Investment Strategies: Before and After Analysis   
  • Proper security selection for current A/L position



Matt Harris, CFA, is Senior Vice President at The Baker Group, where he serves as Assistant Director of Asset/Liability Management. He started with the firm in 2007 as an intern while attending the University of Texas-Austin, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in government and economics. In 2010, he joined the firm’s Financial Strategies Group at the home office in Oklahoma City, where he works directly with bankers, examiners, and auditors regarding fixed income portfolio analysis and asset/liability management. Harris is also involved in the development and testing of Baker ’s proprietary bond accounting and interest rate risk software.

Lester Murray joined The Baker Group in 1986 and is an Associate Partner within the firm’s Financial
Strategies Group. He helps community financial institutions develop and implement investment and
interest rate risk management strategies. Before joining The Baker Group, he worked at two broker/dealer banks in Oklahoma City and was also an Assistant National Bank Examiner. A graduate of Oklahoma State University, he holds Bachelor of Science degrees in finance and economics.







8:30 a.m. Registration & Continental Breakfast
9:00 a.m. Program Begins
12:00 Noon Lunch (included)
1:00 p.m. Program Resumes
4:00 p.m. Program Adjourns


This seminar will be held at the IBA Center for Professional Development, 8425 Woodfield Crossing Blvd, Suite 155E, IN 46254. Directions, map & a list of local hotels are available at or by calling 317-387-9380.


IBA Members
$225 First Person
$155 Additional Attendee From Same Institution


Additional Information: 

CEO/President, Training Directors, CFO’s, Asset Liability (A/L) Management, and Risk Management.


Association Contact: 

If you have any questions please contact Elizabeth Kilty at 317-387-9380 or via e-mail at

Cancellation Policy: 

Within three or more business days prior to the day of an educational program, no cancellation charge will be assessed. Within two days prior, 50% of the fee is assessed. Refunds are not provided for cancellations the day before or absences on the day of the program. Substitutions are welcome at anytime.

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