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

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


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

Thursday, April 2, 2020
Time Agenda
7:30 am
8:30 am
12:00 pm
4:00 pm
6:30 pm
7:00 pm
Friday, April 3, 2020
Time Agenda
7:30 am
8:30 am
12:00 pm
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.


Basic knowledge of finance and banking is recommended.

Advanced Preparation


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

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.