CUNA Fundamentals of Investment Management eSchool

CUNA Fundamentals of Investment Management eSchool
05/05/2020 To 06/09/2020
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This eSchool will provide attendees with a credit union-specific fundamental understanding of investments. While helping them prepare for the Certified Credit Union Investments Professional (CCUIP) designation exams. After successfully completing both the fundamental and advanced exams, attendees will earn their CCUIP designation. Showing they can demonstrate knowledge of the most significant aspects of being a credit union investments expert.

Attendees will learn to:

  • 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

This event is endorsed by CUNA Finance Council.

Who Should Attend

This eSchool is beneficial for CFOs, finance professionals, chief investment officers, investment analysts and accountants, controllers, comptrollers, auditors, risk managers, directors, asset-liability committee (ALCO) members, volunteers and CEOs.


Basic Investment Structures and Cash Flows
May 5, 2020 // 1:00-2:30 p.m. CT

Speaker: Nigel Johnson

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

We will discuss:

  • Basic investment structures
  • Bullet – CD
  • Treasury & Agency
  • Floating Rate Securities
  • Callable
  • Step-up Callables

Understanding Key Principles & Financial Characteristics
May 7, 2020 // 1:00-2:30 p.m. CT

Speaker Kevin Chiappetta, CFA

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

Topics covered include:

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

MBS & CMO Basics, Structures and Cash Flows
May 12, 2020 // 1:00-2:30 p.m. CT
Speaker: Caleb DeMoss

Learn about common issuers and implications and the basics of mortgage back securities and collateralized mortgage obligations. Attendees will also cover key financial characteristics that should impact risk adjusted returns.

Developing Risk/Return Requirements for the Investment Portfolio
May 14, 2020 // 1:00-2:30 p.m. CT
Speaker: Kevin Chiappetta, CFA

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 and liquidity risks.

Corporate Governance – Customizing Portfolio & Instrument Level Constraints
May 19, 2020 // 1:00-2:30 p.m. CT

Speaker: Bart Smith

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.

Portfolio Management
May 21, 2020 // 1:00-2:30 p.m. CT

Speaker: Nigel Johnson

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.

Accounting, Monitoring, & Reporting to Board & ALCO
May 26, 2020 // 1:00-2:30 p.m. CT
Speaker: Chad Bostick

Address monitoring your investment portfolio and learn the mechanics of the trade while exploring safekeeping and selecting a safekeeping agent. Attendees will also learn rebalacing atlternatives and explore portfolio reporting.

Managing Broker Relationships & Counterparty Exposure
May 28, 2020 // 1:00-2:30 p.m. CT
Speaker: Chad Bostick and Jim Toliver, CFA

Hear from an industry expert on a portfolio manager's approach to managing broker relationships and counterparty exposures.

CCUIP Exam Review
June 2, 2020 // 1:00-2:30 p.m. CT

Speaker: Jim Toliver, CFA

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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