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MEREDA's Interest Rate Swaps Breakfast
Using Interest Rate Swaps to Hedge Rate Risk

June 12, 2008 - 7:30AM
to 9:00AM

Wyndham Portland Airport Hotel (Formerly The Sheraton Hotel)
South Portland, ME



About the Event:

Join us on Thursday, June 12, 2008 from 7:30 - 9:00 AM at the Wyndham Portland Airport Hotel (Formerly The Sheraton Hotel), 363 Maine Mall Road, South Portland, ME to learn more about using interest rate swaps to hedge rate risk.

The presentation will include an introduction on how an interest rate swap converts floating rate obligations to a fixed rate, and the benefits and risks associated with using interest rate swaps.

One of the most important issues facing a developer is financing, and the interest expense associated with that financing. Interest rates are always changing, and have been particularly volatile in recent months. Can you afford to take the risk associated with borrowing at variable rates? Or is fixed rate financing more advantageous? Most developers prefer fixed rate loans, as this lowers cash flow volatility and facilitates long term planning. Today, more and more borrowers are using interest rate swaps to create fixed rates in lieu of conventional fixed rate bank loans, as swaps have many advantages over conventional fixed rate financing.

Interest rate swaps permit precise customization to accomplish particular financial and risk management objectives that might otherwise be unachievable, or costly to achieve. But what is a swap and how does it work? What are the advantages of using an interest rate swap? How can a swap help me hedge my rate risk? Should I consider a swap as part of my next loan?

Make plans to attend this breakfast meeting and learn the answers to these questions and more.

Meet our Presenter:

David G. Strouse, CFA earned the right to use the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation by passing 3 examinations totaling 18 hours over a minimum of 3 years and is an active member of the CFA Institute. Mr. Strouse has worked for TD Banknorth for 11 years, the last 6 helping commercial customers structure and implement interest rate swaps and other hedging products. Prior to his work with swaps, Mr. Strouse worked in the bank’s Treasury department performing asset/liability management. Mr. Strouse began his career with the bank as a credit analyst in Commercial Lending.

Mr. Strouse earned a B.A in economics from Bates College in Lewiston, Maine.


Directions to the Event:

Directions to Wyndham Portland Airport Hotel:

Exit 45 off I-95 (Maine Turnpike). Follow signs to Maine Mall Road. Turn right onto Maine Mall Road. The Wyndham Portland Airport Hotel is approximately one-third of a mile ahead on the left. Enter the hotel by using the main entrance in the first tower.



News About This Event:

05/09/2008   Maine Real Estate & Development Association (MEREDA) Hosts Next Breakfast Seminar, "Using Interest Rate Swaps to Hedge Rate Risk" on June 12, 2008.   Release
 
 
Materials Related To This Event:

June 12th Breakfast Seminar Brochure   Brochure
 
Interest Rate Swaps Breakfast Handout   Handout
 
 
 
     
     
     
   
 
 
 

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