March, 2015

Finance & Accounting Forum, June 16

We’ll be at The Finance & Accounting Forum for Financial Institutions, June 16 @ 10:15a Come hear our principal, Robert Segal, speak at The Finance & Accounting Forum for Financial Institutions in Scottsdale, Arizona on June 16 at 10:15a. We’ll be discussing “Beyond Dodd-Frank: Strategies for Effective Risk Management of the Investment Portfolio”. Find more about this interesting seminar by clicking...

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Rate Environment (March 23, 2015)

As expected, the Federal Reserve dropped an assurance it will be “patient” in raising interest rates, opening the door for higher borrowing costs as early as June. “An increase in the target range for the federal funds rate remains unlikely at the April” meeting, the FOMC said in a statement Wednesday. Read More...

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Approaching The Tipping Point

Approaching The Tipping Point : FOMC Considers When – How Much – To Raise Rates The Federal Reserve maintained its pledge to be “patient” on raising interest rates and boosted its outlook of the economy, even as it said inflation will decline further. “Economic activity has been expanding at a solid pace,” the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) said recently after a two-day meeting in Washington. “Labor market conditions have improved further, with strong job gains and a lower unemployment rate.” Policymakers said inflation “is anticipated to decline further in the near term,” adding that price gains are likely to “rise gradually toward 2 percent over the medium term” as transitory effects of low energy prices dissipate. Read More...

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Beyond Dodd-Frank

Strategies for Effective Risk Management of the Investment Portfolio Under the Dodd-Frank Act, financial institutions must maintain risk management processes to ensure that credit risk in the investment portfolio is effectively monitored and controlled, but they may wish to have procedures in place which go beyond the regulatory mandates, in order to further mitigate risk and enhance profitability. Read More...

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