PLANO, Texas (1/2/15)--Each year, Catalyst Corporate FCU packages up its economic outlook for the upcoming 12 months in a way that effectively presents information on rates, credit risk, investments and regulatory concerns to its member credit unions.
For 2015, Catalyst has chosen a video-recorded panel discussion as the venue to broadcast that outlook.
"Credit unions benefit from having information delivered in a dynamic, visual format," said Mike McGinnis, Catalyst Corporate vice president of investment services. "We believe using video instead of a standard webcast, especially with this year's panel discussion format, will make it more engaging and improve retention of the material."
Called the 2015 Blueprint for Success, the discussion will cover how economic growth will affect member spending, loan growth projections, liquidity, investments and the cost of funds for credit unions this year. The presentation will be broadcast Jan. 9 at 1 p.m. (CT).
Panelists will include Steven Houle, director of advisory services for Catalyst Strategic Solutions; Mark DeBree, director of ALM services for Catalyst Strategic Solutions; and Sarina Freedland, senior investment officer for Catalyst Corporate.
In addition to next week's Blueprint presentation, Catalyst will offer members additional credit union-related programs in 2015.
Catalyst also will host its annual certification program--a five-session series that establishes a foundation for effective financial management.