Economists offered a positive outlook for credit unions during Monday’s sessions at the CUNA Economics & Investments Conference in Las Vegas.
Following are scenes from Monday’s events.
The Federal Reserve has become “hawkish” on interest rates, says Craig Dismuke, executive vice president/chief economist for Vining Sparks, a fixed income broker/dealer.
Credit union economists held a meeting of the minds on Monday. Front row (from left): CUNA economists Jordan Van Rijn and Bill Hampel, and NCUA’s Scott Borger. Back row: CUNA Mutual Group’s Steve Rick (left) and CUNA’s Mike Schenk.
Expect continued strong loan and membership growth, says CUNA Chief Economist/Chief Policy Officer Bill Hampel.
Credit unions are in great shape, but risks still remain says NCUA Chief Economist Scott Borger.
CUNA Mutual Group Chief Economist participated in a “finance face off” with CUNA’s Mike Schenk.
In a theoretical debate, Mike Schenk, CUNA’s vice president of research and policy analysis, argued that the economy will stagnate for years to come.
Attendees voted for Mike Schenk’s theoretical future of the economy during a “finance face off.” From left: CUNA Mutual Group’s Steve Rick and CUNA’s Bill Hampel and Schenk.