Tuesday, 26 June 2012

How stable are your deposits?

I am attending the Financial Managers' Society (FMS) Forum in Las Vegas this week. The Forum is chock full of education opportunities for banking finance professionals. One session caught my attention. The tandem speakers taught the audience about going "long", or at least longer, in their investment portfolio and minimizing risk.

One of the underlying assumptions in advising to "go long" was that core deposits were as stable today as they were four years ago. I challenge that thinking. Average balances per account among most core deposit categories have been growing and I think customers are parking their money waiting for greener pastures. When they arrive, what will they do with that money? I put this question to Dallas Wells, an asset-liability specialist from Asset Management Group in Kansas City. I have followed Dallas' writings on his informative blog for a while now and caught up with him at the Forum. Here is what he had to say.

What do you think will happen to core deposits once rates rise?

~ Jeff

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