Investment and asset-liability management experts will provide participants with a comprehensive educational ALM experience at Georgia Central CU's fourth annual ALM conference Nov. 2, at the Holiday Inn Gwinnett Center in Duluth, Ga.
"Our goal is for participants to gain a greater understanding about their asset-liability modeling tools and the value these programs provide," said Cory Johnston, senior vice president and chief investment officer at the $2.3 billion corporate. "The outcome should be an enhanced ability to interpret ALM reports and communicate more effectively with regulators, boards of directors and asset-liability committees."
Session topics include strategies for the current low-interest rate environment, how to develop sound modeling assumptions, and investment portfolio management.
"Portfolio management and ALM go hand in hand," Johnston said. "It is important that credit union managers possess a strong grasp of the correlation between these areas."
Training will also be specific to the onlineALM service Georgia Central provides. In particular, conference attendees will learn more about recent system upgrades, which include MS Excel 2007 compatibility and a new loan upload template designed to increase modeling accuracy.
Given last year's boost in member attendance, Georgia Central is again hosting the conference locally for 2010.
"Georgia Central is following its usual practice of keeping the costs for educational events low for its members," Johnston said. The registration fee is $150 per person.
For more information or to register, please contact Kristen Patton, director of marketing, at 770-476-9704, ext. 303 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Online registration is available at www.gacentral.org.