Interest Rate Risk Seminar

In-Person Gail Queen

Virginia Bankers Association
4490 Cox Road
Glen Allen, VA  23060

ALERT: Given concerns raised by the coronavirus, the Interest Rate Risk Seminar, scheduled on May 11, 2020, has been postponed to October 13, 2020.  Please contact Gail Queen with any questions.  Updated information provided via the VBA Hotline (804) 819-4739.

FinPro’s Scott Martorana will explore the economic headwinds we are starting to see and how a global and potential U.S. economic slowdown will change what banks have been doing for the last 10 years.  Due to the abnormality of this economic recovery, and the drastic change in the banking landscape over the last 10 years, we as an industry need to reconsider how we prepare for a downturn.

The Baker Group will provide strategies for managing investment portfolios and IRR in this environment.

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Agenda & Speakers

Topics will include:

  • Economic Overview, Market Update, and Fed Policy Outlook
  • Interest Rate Cycle Dynamics – Preparing the Balance Sheet for the Next Environment
  • Best Practices to comply with the Latest Liquidity and IRR Regulatory Guidance
  • What Should Out Institution Be Buying Today? Seeking the Best Relative Value
  • Managing Cashflow Optionality to Protect Against Extension and Contraction Risk
  • Protecting Your Portfolio with a Robust Municipal Credit Process

Each attendee will receive a custom packet for their Institution which will include bank-specific performance data and peer group comparison, non-maturity deposit analysis, surge balance study and a liquidity stress test.

Scott Martorana is an Executive Managing Director with FinPro. Scott, who joined FinPro in 2003, leads and manages the consulting and investment banking divisions of FinPro.

Scott is a capital markets expert with a focus in mergers and acquisitions, stock valuations and fairness opinions.  He has been involved in buy-side and sell-side M&A transactions, bank recapitalization transactions, community bank capital raises, valuation analyses and strategic reviews.  Strategic analysis and branch divestitures/acquisitions are other areas of experience.

Scott has been involved in consulting engagements for nearly all FinPro consulting services but has particular expertise in strategic planning, value creation, enterprise risk management, de novo bank formation, and asset/liability management.

As part of his work for the firm, Scott has conducted numerous Board of Director and Management retreats, focusing on strategic initiatives and capital markets activities. Scott has also spoken at numerous industry conferences and been quoted in and written several articles for industry publications.  Scott is also on the faculty of the Graduate School of Bank Investments and Financial Management at the University of South Carolina.

Prior to joining FinPro, Scott worked as a systems engineer at ITT Industries developing tactical network radio systems for the Department of Defense.  While at ITT he was granted a patent for a radio system data screening algorithm.

Scott earned a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Johns Hopkins University.   In addition, Scott is a graduate of the three-year ABA Stonier Graduate School of Banking program at the University of Pennsylvania.

Scott holds series 7, 24, 79 & 63 licenses.

Registration Fees

Registration for this seminar is $245 per attendee. 

Cancellation Policy

All cancellations will be charged a $25.00 administrative fee. Cancellations received less than 72 business hours before the program will be charged a $75.00 administrative fee plus any additional fees associated with the training. Substitutions are allowed prior to the beginning of course.

Special Needs & Americans with Disabilities Notice

If you have special needs that may affect your participation in this event, please contact Gail Queen to discuss accommodations.

Inclement Weather

In case of inclement weather, please check the VBA Event Hotline for updates on the status of VBA events.

Hotline Number (804) 819-4739

Hotel Information

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