CUSTOMER STORIES Community Bank Utilizing Derivatives to Help It Achieve Advantageous Funding Solutions and Better Balance Sheet Risk Management Challenge As a community bank, they only had 1 existing Swap Dealer relationship. They did not have the internal resources to fully manage their derivative program going forward. They wanted to be able to continue to utilize derivatives to help them achieve better balance sheet risk management and find low cost funding solutions. Their existing hedging positions required hedge accounting support. Solution The Bank retained Derivative Path, Inc. and immediately began to onboard their existing portfolio of balance sheet trades onto DerivativeEDGE trading platform. DPI onboarded many existing, complex derivative contracts, such as step-up Bermudan cancelable swaps, that the Bank had previously executed to achieve cheaper funding. Bank’s credit and risk management policies were reviewed and updated by DPI. DPI expanded access to trading liquidity and negotiated an ISDA with a new Swap Dealer. DPI provided hedge accounting support for all existing and new balance sheet hedge transactions. DPI provides ongoing assistance with full trade lifecycle processing. The Bank continues to utilize DPI team to evaluate new funding alternatives and to keep funding options that involve derivative transactions.