Dates of Event & Pricing

$249 for Webinar and Playback*

*Playback has no expiration.

  • Wednesday, June 10, 2020

  • 12:00 – 1:30 pm (Eastern Time)

  • 11:00 – 12:30 pm (Central Time)

  • 10:00 – 11:30 am (Mountain Time)

  • 9:00 – 10:30 am (Pacific Time)


About the Unique Financial Instruments 3-Part Bootcamp

Every financial professional needs to understand the definitions, roles, risks and opportunities associated with unique financial instruments, terms and concepts that impact the industry every day. These instruments have contributed to both the growth and challenges in global economies over recent years. 

Derivatives, Interest Rate Swaps and indices like LIBOR are all concepts that professionals in banks, credit unions, investment firms, as well as consulting firms should understand well. This critical bank webinar series will cover these instruments in detail to give attendees the functional knowledge to interpret and explain all of them.

If you are interested in saving $$ and registering for the full 3-part series ($549), rather than just a single session.

Part 1 - Derivative Products and Their Usage

Part 2 - Interest Rate Swaps - A Primer

Part 3 - The LIBOR Story

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Unique Financial Instruments 201: Interest Rate Swaps - A Primer

Not too long ago, many financial institutions would say “we don’t use derivatives, including interest rate swaps. We are too small, or we don’t have the expertise to get involved with derivatives.” Today one would say, “if you don’t use derivatives, why not?” It’s like saying, “we never had a fire so let’s cancel the fire insurance policy. That would be silly. The insurance protects against loss from fire. The derivatives protect against losses created by interest rate risk.

Today, stakeholders believe management is using all available tools to protect against losses caused by interest rate risk. Today the tools include derivatives and they are readily available for usage. “We don’t have the expertise” is no longer an excuse.

This 90-minute banking webinar provides an overview of the various derivative products used to prevent against losses such as large unanticipated interest-rate movements – upward or downward. The various derivatives are designed to protect depository institutions. Attendees will see that we cannot control interest rates, but we can protect against interest rate risk by identifying, monitoring and controlling interest sensitive assets and interest sensitive liabilities. We can change the maturities for such assets and liabilities to a large extent by careful use of derivatives.

The derivative products explained in detail in this webinar include the following: 

  1. Interest Rate Swaps
  2. Futures
  3. Forwards
  4. Forward Rate Agreements
  5. Options
  6. Caps
  7. Flours
  8. Collars

The major focus of this financial webinar, of course, is on interest rate swaps. Attendees will take away a knowledge of derivatives, especially Swaps and how they can be used to reduce interest rate risk. 


  • Paul Sanchez

    Paul Sanchez

    PSA Professional Service Associates / Founder

    Paul J. Sanchez, CPA, CBA, CFSA conducts a CPA practice in Port Washington, New York. He is also the owner of Professional Service Associates (PSA), a consulting and professional training and development business servicing corporate clients (auditors, controllers, etc.), CPA firms, professional associations and others. He was an assistant professor at Long Island University – C.W. Post Campus as well as an adjunct lecturer at City University of New York. Prior to starting PSA, he was the Vice President-Professional Development for the Audit Division of a regional bank and Director of Professional Practices and Vice President of a money-center bank, where he directed the professional practice development and training for internal auditors.


1.5 CPE Credits & 1.8 AAP Credits