Best Practices for a Better ALCO
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September 23, 2021 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm CDT
A lender’s Asset Liability Committee (ALCO) is a critical component within the institution’s risk management structure. Successful leaders use their ALCO to drive strategy and manage risk. Join us as we take a deeper dive into the current challenges of effective ALCO management and learn best practices to enhance meeting structure and ensure the balance sheet is appropriately positioned.
- Recognize differences between Strategic vs. Operational ALCO
- Understand the importance of a feedback loop
- Identify pertinent risks
- Leverage your system tools and reports
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Thomas Griswold, CFA
Managing Director, Advisory Services
Thomas Griswold joined ALM First Financial Advisors in 2013. As the Managing Director for Advisory Services, Thomas oversees the Advisory Services department, which is responsible for implementing actionable and effective balance sheet and investment strategies for client financial institutions. He also assists with interest rate hedging strategies, and advises institutions in asset valuation to guide trading decisions.
Prior to joining ALM First, he worked as an analyst underwriting commercial credits with PlainsCapital Bank.
Thomas holds a bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of Notre Dame, as well as the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation.
John Smith, CPA
Director, Advisory Services
John Smith joined ALM First Financial Advisors in July of 2020. In his role as Director, John is supported by our internal team as he develops holistic partnerships with clients to develop successful balance sheet strategies that maximize performance. This includes interpretation of full balance sheet risk analytics and risk positioning to determine the best opportunities for each client to achieve their financial goals.
Prior to joining ALM First, John served as the Chief Investment Officer for Firstbank of Illinois in Springfield, IL.
John holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Indiana University – Kelly School of Business. John is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
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