The Baker Group Seminars

Baker Seminar — Destin, Florida — April 2-3, 2020

April 2-3, 2020

Event Details

The Baker Group’s Interest Rate Risk and Investment Strategies Seminar was developed specifically for managers of financial institutions. Designed to meet the market challenges of today, it is an in-depth examination of current topics including:

  • Economic Conditions, Interest Rate Outlook, and Fed Policy
  • Investment Strategies to Protect Yield and Fight Margin Compression
  • Liquidity and Interest Rate Risk – Thoughts on Current Conditions
  • Security Selection for the Bond Portfolio – Finding Relative Value
  • Funding, Loan trading, and CMBS – Strategies to Optimize the Balance Sheet
  • Municipal Bond Landscape: Strategies and Credit Analysis
Location

Destin, Florida
The Henderson
200 Henderson Resort Way
Destin, FL 32541
855.741.2777

Attendees

Who should attend: Financial institutions’ CEOs, CFOs, investment officers, board members, and those who are directly or indirectly responsible for financial management functions will benefit from this seminar. There is no cost for this seminar.

Attendance to The Baker Group’s Interest Rate Risk and Investment Strategies Seminar is limited in order to allow attendees as much one-on-one and Q&A time as needed.

Hotel Reservations

You are responsible for your own hotel reservations. A block of rooms has been reserved for The Baker Group seminar participants. To assure accommodation availability with The Henderson, reservations should be made at the hotel by February 28, 2020. Room reservations received after this date will be confirmed on a space-and-rate available basis. When you call or click here for hotel reservations, be sure to identify yourself as a Baker Group attendee and use Booking Code: 105671 in order to receive the correct rate.

The Henderson

200 Henderson Resort Way
Destin, FL 32541
Reservations: 855.741.2777
Hotel price: Deluxe $259 + tax

Agenda
Thursday, April 2, 2020
Time Agenda
7:30 am
Breakfast
8:30 am
Seminar
12:00 pm
Lunch
4:00 pm
Adjourn
6:30 pm
Cocktails
7:00 pm
Dinner
Friday, April 3, 2020
Time Agenda
7:30 am
Breakfast
8:30 am
Seminar
12:00 pm
Conclusion
1:00 pm

Guest Speaker: Dr. Lacy H. Hunt

Guest Speaker Lacy Hunt for The Baker GroupDr. Lacy H. Hunt, an internationally-known economist, is Executive Vice President of Hoisington Investment Management Company, which manages over $3 billion for pension funds, endowments, insurance companies, and others. In this position he is also Vice Chairman of the Strategic Investment Committee.

Lacy is the author of two books and numerous articles in leading magazines, periodicals and scholarly journals. Included among the publishers of his articles are Barron’s, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and the Journal of Finance. He is a regular contributor to Standard and Poor’s Credit Week and The Blue List. Dr. Hunt’s views have been quoted many times by the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, Business Week, Barron’s, U.S. News & World Report, Investor’s Business Daily, and many other periodicals. He has been a guest on PBS on the Nightly Business Report, the News Hour, and Wall Street Week. He has been on CNN’s Moneyline and Business Morning and on CNBC’s World Business and Business Insiders. He was also on the CBS Evening News, NBC’s Today Show, and ABC’s World News Tonight.

For nearly fourteen years he was Chief U.S. economist for the HSBC group, one of the world’s largest financial institutions. He was also Executive Vice President and Chief Economist at Fidelity Bank. Earlier he served as Vice President for Monetary Economics at Chase Econometrics Associates. A native of Texas, Dr. Hunt held the position of Senior Economist for the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas. Lacy earned his BA from the University of the South (1964), his MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania (1966), and his Ph.D. in Economics from Temple University (1969).

Course Format

Group live program.

Knowledge Level

The level of learning for this seminar is intermediate.

Prerequisites

Basic knowledge of finance and banking is recommended.

Advanced Preparation

None.

CPE Credits

11 hours of Economics and Finance CPE credits will be earned for your attendance.

Logo for the National Registry of CPE SponsorsThe Baker Group is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.nasbaregistry.org.

After completing this seminar, you will be able to:

  • Identify Key Balance Sheet Trends that Relate to Interest Rate Risk
  • Answer Questions About Regulatory Requirements for Interest Rate Risk Reporting
  • Recognize the Difference Between Earnings at Risk and Capital at Risk
  • Explain the Relationship Between Price Risk and Cash Flow Volatility in Bond Portfolios
  • Measure and Assess Relative Value Between and Among Bonds
Refunds/Suggestions

Because this seminar is presented without charge to attendees, there are no refund or cancellation policies. We do, however, welcome any constructive suggestions you might have concerning the seminar. Your comments should be directed to Skoshi Heron at 1.888.990.0010.

Baker Seminar — West Des Moines, Iowa — June 1, 2020

June 13, 2022

Event Details

Two years after the pandemic left banks drowning in excess liquidity at historically low interest rates, the industry faces a new challenge… rising interest rates. The Fed has quickly pivoted from supporting the economy to fighting inflation and banks are now facing the first rising rate environment in years. Regulators have watched with concern as loan and investment durations extended to record highs is a search for yield and will likely renew their focus on the Investment Portfolio and Interest Rate Risk Management in 2022. Portfolio managers can no longer be reactive, but must be proactive in managing their investment portfolio and balance sheet risk in the face of rising rates and a flattening yield curve. This seminar will examine all of these concerns and present actionable strategies to better prepare your institution for an uncertain 2022.

Join us for an in-depth discussion of the following topics:

  • Economic and Market Update – Review of current economic conditions and the outlook for growth, inflation, and interest rates
  • The Powell Pivot – Update on rate hikes, tapering, and the outlook for Federal Reserve monetary policy
  • Interest Rate Risk – How to ensure you are prepared for the heightened regulatory focus coming in 2022
  • Liquidity Risk Management – Best practices for managing liquidity risk as rates rise
  • Investment Portfolio Strategies – Adapting your strategy and finding the best relative value for rising rates and a flattening yield curve
  • MBS/CMO Market – Balancing prepayment and extension risk in an uncertain mortgage rate environment
  • Municipal Market Update – The latest on managing municipal credit risk and finding the best relative value
Location

West Des Moines, Iowa
Glen Oaks Country Club
1401 Glen Oaks Drive
West Des Moines, IA 50266
515.221.9000

Attendees

Who should attend: Financial institutions’ CEOs, CFOs, investment officers, board members, and those who are directly or indirectly responsible for financial management functions will benefit from this seminar. There is no cost for this seminar.

Attendance to The Baker Group’s Interest Rate Risk and Investment Strategies Seminar is limited in order to allow attendees as much one-on-one and Q&A time as needed.

Agenda
Monday, June 13, 2022
Time Agenda
7:30 am
Breakfast
8:30 am
Seminar
12:00 pm
Lunch
1:00 pm
Golf - Glen Oaks Country Club
Glen Oaks Country Club Location of The Baker Group's Seminar

Course Format

Group live program.

Knowledge Level

The level of learning for this seminar is intermediate.

Prerequisites

Basic knowledge of finance and banking is recommended.

Advanced Preparation

None.

CPE Credits

3.5 hours of Economics and Finance CPE credits will be earned for your attendance.

Logo for the National Registry of CPE SponsorsThe Baker Group is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.nasbaregistry.org.

After completing this seminar, you will be able to:

  • Identify Key Balance Sheet Trends that Relate to Interest Rate Risk
  • Answer Questions About Regulatory Requirements for Interest Rate Risk Reporting
  • Recognize the Difference Between Earnings at Risk and Capital at Risk
  • Explain the Relationship Between Price Risk and Cash Flow Volatility in Bond Portfolios
  • Measure and Assess Relative Value Between and Among Bonds
Refunds/Suggestions

Because this seminar is presented without charge to attendees, there are no refund or cancellation policies. We do, however, welcome any constructive suggestions you might have concerning the seminar. Your comments should be directed to Skoshi Heron at 1.888.990.0010.

*Due to COVID-19, Baker reserves the right to convert in-person events to virtual delivery with as much advance notice of the change(s) as is practical under the circumstances.

Baker Seminar — Ashland, Nebraska — June 2, 2020

June 14, 2022

Event Details

Two years after the pandemic left financial institutions drowning in excess liquidity at historically low interest rates, the industry faces a new challenge… rising interest rates. The Fed has quickly pivoted from supporting the economy to fighting inflation and institutions are now facing the first rising rate environment in years. Regulators have watched with concern as loan and investment durations extended to record highs is a search for yield and will likely renew their focus on the Investment Portfolio and Interest Rate Risk Management in 2022. Portfolio managers can no longer be reactive, but must be proactive in managing their investment portfolio and balance sheet risk in the face of rising rates and a flattening yield curve. This seminar will examine all of these concerns and present actionable strategies to better prepare your institution for an uncertain 2022.

Join us for an in-depth discussion of the following topics:

  • Economic and Market Update – Review of current economic conditions and the outlook for growth, inflation, and interest rates
  • The Powell Pivot – Update on rate hikes, tapering, and the outlook for Federal Reserve monetary policy
  • Interest Rate Risk – How to ensure you are prepared for the heightened regulatory focus coming in 2022
  • Liquidity Risk Management – Best practices for managing liquidity risk as rates rise
  • Investment Portfolio Strategies – Adapting your strategy and finding the best relative value for rising rates and a flattening yield curve
  • MBS/CMO Market – Balancing prepayment and extension risk in an uncertain mortgage rate environment
  • Municipal Market Update – The latest on managing municipal credit risk and finding the best relative value
Location

Ashland, Nebraska
Quarry Oaks Golf Club

16600 Quarry Oaks Dr
Ashland, NE 68003
402.944.6000

Attendees

Who should attend: Financial institutions’ CEOs, CFOs, investment officers, board members, and those who are directly or indirectly responsible for financial management functions will benefit from this seminar. There is no cost for this seminar.

Attendance to The Baker Group’s Interest Rate Risk and Investment Strategies Seminar is limited in order to allow attendees as much one-on-one and Q&A time as needed.

Agenda
Tuesday, June 14, 2022
Time Agenda
8:00 am
Breakfast
9:00 am
Seminar
12:00 pm
Lunch and Golf to Follow
Wilderness Ridge Golf Club in Lincoln, Nebraska

Course Format

Group live program.

Knowledge Level

The level of learning for this seminar is intermediate.

Prerequisites

Basic knowledge of finance and banking is recommended.

Advanced Preparation

None.

CPE Credits

3 hours of Economics and Finance CPE credits will be earned for your attendance.

Logo for the National Registry of CPE SponsorsThe Baker Group is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.nasbaregistry.org.

After completing this seminar, you will be able to:

  • Identify Key Balance Sheet Trends that Relate to Interest Rate Risk
  • Answer Questions About Regulatory Requirements for Interest Rate Risk Reporting
  • Recognize the Difference Between Earnings at Risk and Capital at Risk
  • Explain the Relationship Between Price Risk and Cash Flow Volatility in Bond Portfolios
  • Measure and Assess Relative Value Between and Among Bonds
Refunds/Suggestions

Because this seminar is presented without charge to attendees, there are no refund or cancellation policies. We do, however, welcome any constructive suggestions you might have concerning the seminar. Your comments should be directed to Skoshi Heron at 1.888.990.0010.

*Due to COVID-19, Baker reserves the right to convert in-person events to virtual delivery with as much advance notice of the change(s) as is practical under the circumstances.

Baker Seminar — Nekoosa, Wisconsin — June 16, 2020

August 30, 2022

Event Details

Two years after the pandemic left financial institutions drowning in excess liquidity at historically low interest rates, the industry faces a new challenge… rising interest rates. The Fed has quickly pivoted from supporting the economy to fighting inflation and institutions are now facing the first rising rate environment in years. Regulators have watched with concern as loan and investment durations extended to record highs is a search for yield and will likely renew their focus on the Investment Portfolio and Interest Rate Risk Management in 2022. Portfolio managers can no longer be reactive, but must be proactive in managing their investment portfolio and balance sheet risk in the face of rising rates and a flattening yield curve. This seminar will examine all of these concerns and present actionable strategies to better prepare your institution for an uncertain 2022.

Join us for an in-depth discussion of the following topics:

  • Economic and Market Update – Review of current economic conditions and the outlook for growth, inflation, and interest rates
  • The Powell Pivot – Update on rate hikes, tapering, and the outlook for Federal Reserve monetary policy
  • Interest Rate Risk – How to ensure you are prepared for the heightened regulatory focus coming in 2022
  • Liquidity Risk Management – Best practices for managing liquidity risk as rates rise
  • Investment Portfolio Strategies – Adapting your strategy and finding the best relative value for rising rates and a flattening yield curve
  • MBS/CMO Market – Balancing prepayment and extension risk in an uncertain mortgage rate environment
  • Municipal Market Update – The latest on managing municipal credit risk and finding the best relative value
Location

SentryWorld Golf Course
601 Michigan Ave N
Stevens Point, WI 54481
715.345.1600

Attendees

Who should attend: Financial institutions’ CEOs, CFOs, investment officers, board members, and those who are directly or indirectly responsible for financial management functions will benefit from this seminar. There is no cost for this seminar.

Attendance to The Baker Group’s Interest Rate Risk and Investment Strategies Seminar is limited in order to allow attendees as much one-on-one and Q&A time as needed.

Agenda
Tuesday, August 30, 2022
Time Agenda
7:30 am
Breakfast
8:30 am
Seminar
12:00 pm
Lunch
1:00 p.m.
Golf (Enjoy a round of golf on us)
SentryWorld Golf Course

Course Format

Group live program.

Knowledge Level

The level of learning for this seminar is intermediate.

Prerequisites

Basic knowledge of finance and banking is recommended.

Advanced Preparation

None.

CPE Credits

3.5 hours of Economics and Finance CPE credits will be earned for your attendance.

Logo for the National Registry of CPE SponsorsThe Baker Group is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.nasbaregistry.org.

After completing this seminar, you will be able to:

  • Identify Key Balance Sheet Trends that Relate to Interest Rate Risk
  • Answer Questions About Regulatory Requirements for Interest Rate Risk Reporting
  • Recognize the Difference Between Earnings at Risk and Capital at Risk
  • Explain the Relationship Between Price Risk and Cash Flow Volatility in Bond Portfolios
  • Measure and Assess Relative Value Between and Among Bonds
Refunds/Suggestions

Because this seminar is presented without charge to attendees, there are no refund or cancellation policies. We do, however, welcome any constructive suggestions you might have concerning the seminar. Your comments should be directed to Skoshi Heron at 1.888.990.0010.

Baker Seminar — Springfield, Illinois — August 3, 2020

August 1, 2022

Event Details

Two years after the pandemic left financial institutions drowning in excess liquidity at historically low interest rates, the industry faces a new challenge… rising interest rates. The Fed has quickly pivoted from supporting the economy to fighting inflation and institutions are now facing the first rising rate environment in years. Regulators have watched with concern as loan and investment durations extended to record highs is a search for yield and will likely renew their focus on the Investment Portfolio and Interest Rate Risk Management in 2022. Portfolio managers can no longer be reactive, but must be proactive in managing their investment portfolio and balance sheet risk in the face of rising rates and a flattening yield curve. This seminar will examine all of these concerns and present actionable strategies to better prepare your institution for an uncertain 2022.

Join us for an in-depth discussion of the following topics:

  • Economic and Market Update – Review of current economic conditions and the outlook for growth, inflation, and interest rates
  • The Powell Pivot – Update on rate hikes, tapering, and the outlook for Federal Reserve monetary policy
  • Interest Rate Risk – How to ensure you are prepared for the heightened regulatory focus coming in 2022
  • Liquidity Risk Management – Best practices for managing liquidity risk as rates rise
  • Investment Portfolio Strategies – Adapting your strategy and finding the best relative value for rising rates and a flattening yield curve
  • MBS/CMO Market – Balancing prepayment and extension risk in an uncertain mortgage rate environment
  • Municipal Market Update – The latest on managing municipal credit risk and finding the best relative value
Location

Illini Country Club
1601 Illini Road
Springfield, IL 62704
217.546.2830

Attendees

Who should attend: Financial institutions’ CEOs, CFOs, investment officers, board members, and those who are directly or indirectly responsible for financial management functions will benefit from this seminar. There is no cost for this seminar.

Attendance to The Baker Group’s Interest Rate Risk and Investment Strategies Seminar is limited in order to allow attendees as much one-on-one and Q&A time as needed.

Agenda
Sunday, July 31, 2022
Time Agenda
6:00 pm
Cocktails at Saputo’s (included)
7:00 pm
Dinner at Saputo’s (included)
Monday, August 1, 2022
Time Agenda
7:30 am
Breakfast
8:30 am
Seminar
11:30 am
Lunch
12:30 pm
Golf at Illini Country Club (included)
Illini Country Club

Course Format

Group live program.

Knowledge Level

The level of learning for this seminar is intermediate.

Prerequisites

Basic knowledge of finance and banking is recommended.

Advanced Preparation

None.

CPE Credits

3 hours of Economics and Finance CPE credits will be earned for your attendance.

Logo for the National Registry of CPE SponsorsThe Baker Group is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.nasbaregistry.org.

After completing this seminar, you will be able to:

  • Identify Key Balance Sheet Trends that Relate to Interest Rate Risk
  • Answer Questions About Regulatory Requirements for Interest Rate Risk Reporting
  • Recognize the Difference Between Earnings at Risk and Capital at Risk
  • Explain the Relationship Between Price Risk and Cash Flow Volatility in Bond Portfolios
  • Measure and Assess Relative Value Between and Among Bonds
Refunds/Suggestions

Because this seminar is presented without charge to attendees, there are no refund or cancellation policies. We do, however, welcome any constructive suggestions you might have concerning the seminar. Your comments should be directed to Skoshi Heron at 1.888.990.0010.

*Due to COVID-19, Baker reserves the right to convert in-person events to virtual delivery with as much advance notice of the change(s) as is practical under the circumstances.

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Event Details
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