CUNA Fundamentals of Investment Management eSchool

CUNA Fundamentals of Investment Management eSchool
05/08/2018 To 07/17/2018
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Attendees will learn a credit union-specific fundamental understanding of investments.

Learning objectives:

  • Understand the investment portfolio management discipline as a five-step process, not simply a function of purchasing and selling investments
  • Develop a fundamental knowledge of investment return and risk measures, including application and advantages/disadvantages of each, and the mechanics of the trade: trade date, settlement, safekeeping, etc.
  • Learn the basics in the development of investment strategy, primary security types that are permissible for credit union investors, including risk/return characteristics of each, how to analyze and document, their role in the portfolio, and portfolio reporting, monitoring and rebalancing
  • Explore the other side of the broker/dealer arrangement: what’s in it for them, how they operate, and how to deal with them
  • Understand the role of the board of directors from a best practices perspective: their responsibilities and their limitations

Register early to save! CUNA Member Credit Unions save $200 through April 7, 2018. Registration price after April 7, 2018 is $1,295.

This event is endorsed by the CUNA CFO Council.

Who Should Attend

This eSchool is beneficial for CFOs, finance professionals, chief investment officers, investment analysts and accountants, controllers, auditors, risk managers, directors, ALCO members, volunteers and CEOs.


Understanding Key Principles & Financial Characteristics
Tuesday, May 8th, 2018 // 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p. m. (CT)

Learn key financial characteristics, the proper application and common misapplications.

Topics include:

  • Yield
  • Spread
  • WAL
  • Time value of money
  • Durations (McCauley, Modified, Effective, Spread)
  • Option adjusted spread
  • Term structure of interest rates.

Basic Investment Structures, Cash Flows, & Financial Characteristics
Tuesday, May 15th, 2018 // 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p. m. (CT)

Gain a fundamental understanding of commonly held investments and the application of key financial characteristics.

Topics include:

  • Basic Investment Structures
  • Bullet – CD, Treasury & Agency
  • Floating Rate Securities
  • Callable
  • Step-up Callable

Developing Risk/Return Requirements for the Investment Portfolio
Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018 // 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p. m. (CT)

Learn how to show the Board and ALCO the role the Investment Portfolio plays as part of the balance sheet from first mitigating the net risk between shares and loans, generating returns & aligning clear risk, return benchmarks based on balance sheet interest rate and liquidity risks.

MBS & CMO Basics, Structures, Cash Flows, & Key Financial Characteristics
Tuesday, May 29th, 2018 // 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p. m. (CT)

Topics include:

  • Mortgage Backed Securities
  • Collateralized Mortgage Obligations
  • Common Issuers and Implications
  • Key factors that should impact risk adjusted returns

Regulatory Examination Preparation
Tuesday, June 5th, 2018 // 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p. m. (CT)

The regulatory examination can be a stressful and intimidating process even for a well-seasoned portfolio manager.  The objective of this session is to move the learning process from the field examination into the safety of a classroom learning environment.  Learn about the process, ask questions, know what to expect, and be well-prepared for the next regulatory examination.

Accounting, Monitoring, & Reporting to Board & ALCO
Tuesday, June 12, 2018 // 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p. m. (CT)

Topics include:

  • Address monitoring your investment portfolio
  • Explore portfolio reporting
  • Learn rebalancing alternatives
  • Learn the mechanics of the trade
  • Explore safekeeping and selecting a safekeeping agent

Managing Broker Relationships & Counterparty Exposure
Tuesday, June 19, 2018 // 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p. m. (CT)

Credit union portfolio managers will discuss their approach to managing their broker relationships and counterparty exposures.

Portfolio Management
Tuesday, June 26th, 2018 // 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p. m. (CT)

A portfolio management discussion designed to show the deployment of portfolio strategy, reinforce lessons learned, and prepare the group to identify the proper application/misapplications of key financial concepts.

Corporate Governance – Customizing Portfolio & Instrument Level Constraints
Tuesday, July 10th // 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p. m. (CT)

All previously discussed issues come together in the development of the investment, liquidity, interest rate risk, and concentration risk policies. During this session, you will learn how to customize policies given the unique characteristics of their credit unions.

CCUIP Exam Review
Tuesday, July 17th, 2018 // 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p. m. (CT)

This review session will help prepare you for the Certified Credit Union Investments Professional (CCUIP) exam. Materials will be reviewed and you may ask questions.

Also Available

All live event registrations include credit union access to the recorded event. You may also purchase the recorded event separately. Click here to see more about purchasing the recorded event.

This eSchool is available to CUNA Training Bundle users at no additional cost.

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