CUNA Fundamentals of Investment Management eSchool

CUNA Fundamentals of Investment Management eSchool
05/07/2019 To 06/11/2019
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This eSchool provides attendees with a credit union-specific fundamental understanding of investments. 

Attendees will:

  • Understand the investment portfolio management discipline as a five-step process
  • 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 of investment strategy
  • Explore the other side of the broker/dealer agreement
  • Understand the role of the board of directors from a best practice perspective

This event is endorsed by the CUNA Finance Council.

Who should attend?

Credit union professionals interested in learning more about investments and investing strategies.


Basic Investment Structures, Cash Flows, & Financial Characteristics
May 7, 2019 // 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. CT

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

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

Understanding Key Principles & Financial Characteristics
May 9, 2019 // 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. CT

Learn key financial characteristics, the proper application and common misapplications. Topics covered include:

  • Yield, Spread, Weighted Average Life (WAL)
  • Time Value of Money
  • Durations (McCauley, Modified, Effective, Spread)
  • Option Adjusted Spread
  • Term Structure of Interest Rates

Developing Risk/Return Requirements for the Investment Portfolio
May 14, 2019 // 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. CT

Learn how to show the board and asset liability committee (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 and aligning clear risk
  • Return benchmarks based on balance sheet interest rate
  • Liquidity risk

Mortgage-backed Securities (MBS) & Collateralized Mortgage Obligations (CMO) Basics, Structures, Cash Flows, & Key Financial Characteristics
May 16, 2019 // 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. CT

Common issues and implications with mortgage-backed securities, collateralized mortgage obligations, and key factors that should impact risk adjusted returns.

NCUA Regulatory Examination Preparation
May 21, 2019 // 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. CT

The NCUA 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 and ALCO
May 23, 2019 // 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. CT

Address monitoring your investment portfolio and:

  • Explore portfolio reporting
  • Learn rebalancing alternatives
  • Learn the mechanics of the trade
  • Explore safekeeping
  • Selecting a safekeeping agent

Managing Broker Relationships & Counterparty Exposure
May 28, 2019 // 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. CT

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

Portfolio Management
May 30, 2019 // 1:00 - 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 applications/misapplications of key financial concepts.

Corporate Governance - Customizing Portfolio & Instrument Level Constraints
June 4, 2019 // 1:00 - 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, attendees will learn how to customize policies given the unique characteristics of their credit unions.

Certified Credit Union Investment Professional (CCUIP) Exam Review
June 11, 2019 1:00 - 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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