ICBA - Community Banker University

Webinar: Strategy Development: Empowering Your ALCO (CD)

Recorded: March 11, 2014

Length: 60 Minutes

Community banks are still feeling the effects of continued margin pressure and uncertainty surrounding the future of interest rates, however, a well-informed ALCO focused on making decisions with the right information has far better odds of balancing current earnings needs with the challenges of preparing for the next change in the rate cycle.

This webinar will examine "real world" case studies on a variety of balance sheet management strategies that will make a meaningful difference to your institution's performance. Participants will discuss strategies to reduce rate exposure and examine current economic issues impacting strategy development. Asset liability management expert, Mark Haberland will address the importance of accurate data and, most critically, using supportable assumptions that reflect actual "real life" experiences of your institution.

Making quality risk/return assessments requires experience and knowledge of options and alternatives that might not have been considered or fully vetted. The process that ties it all together is at the very core of every high-performing ALCO.


  • Current industry, regulatory and economic issues impacting strategy development.
  • Underestimating the impact of prudent deposit management on liquidity risk and interest rate risk management.
  • How to create clarity for deposit strategy and how the role of deposit studies can be profitable.
  • Strategies for reducing rising rate exposure with little, if any, impact on current earnings.
  • Who cares what everyone else is doing…creating the confidence for doing what makes sense for your bank.


This session is designed for CEOs, Presidents, CFOs, Directors and ALCO Members.

Speaker: Mark A. Haberland, Managing Director at Darling Consulting Group.

Mark works directly with financial institutions to help provide solutions for their asset liability management process. He provides support to clients in the areas of liquidity risk management, ALM modeling, regulatory compliance and executive level education.

Mark has been with DCG since 1997, starting his career as a financial analyst before being promoted to a team manager and eventually Director in the analytics department. He has nearly 20 years of experience in the banking industry in the areas of asset liability management and bank auditing.

1 CPE Credit

Program Level: Basic-Intermediate

ICBA Member Price: $209.00
Non-Member Price: $309.00

To order this product online at the member or non-member price:

For more information, call 800-422-7285.
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