CUNA Fundamentals of Investment Management eSchool (recorded)

CUNA Fundamentals of Investment Management eSchool (recorded)
05/08/2019 To 12/31/2019
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This recorded 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

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

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

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

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

Accounting, Monitoring, & Reporting to Board and ALCO

Address monitoring your investment portfolio and:

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

Is Your Auto Lending Program Delivering or Hijacking Member Value?

Many top performing institutions have recently revamped their programs to deliver more value to their core members. Learn this objective math-based framework for identifying risks and finding opportunity!

Managing Broker Relationships & Counterparty Exposure

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

Portfolio Management

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

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

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.

Recorded eSchool length: 15 hours

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

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