Workshop on Community Bank Investments

September 2022 | Caesars Palace | Las Vegas, NV

Continuing Education

GSBC’s 2021 Workshop on Community Bank Investments has been postponed. In lieu of this program, a new portfolio of investments-related programming is being developed for 2022 which will include an in-person seminar in Las Vegas in September. More information will be available in the fall of 2021.


This workshop examines strategic opportunities in managing a community bank’s investment portfolio, balance sheet composition, and funding activities. It examines the specific risk and return features of agency securities, residential and commercial mortgage-backed securities and municipals in the current economic and political environment. It emphasizes how to respond to factors affecting interest rate, liquidity, and credit risks and common issues raised in regulatory exams.


Recent Sessions Have Addressed:

  • The current economic environment as it affects community banks
  • Specific risk factors and return opportunities with agency, residential mortgage-backed securities, commercial mortgage-backed securities and municipal securities
  • Strategies to identify securities that best meet overall balance sheet objectives
  • Importance of internal underwriting to navigate accounting rules
  • Strategies to identify, measure, and manage liquidity risk via true core (stable) funding, non-core funding and wholesale funding
  • How to establish local rate caps for deposits
  • How to partner with fintechs
  • How banks can effectively employ capital
  • How to prepare for exam issues commonly raised by regulators

Registration & Fees

This is an intermediate/advanced level workshop that is best suited for the following individuals: CEOs, presidents, CFOs, investment officers, controllers & cashiers, bank regulators and directors of community banks. This workshop uses current economic data to provide a follow-up to the security analysis and portfolio strategies taught in the Community Bank Investments School.

Registration is not yet open.

Continuing Professional Education

Attendees can also count workshop hours toward Continuing Professional Education. GSBC is registered with the NASBA as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses.

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Facilities & Accommodations

The Workshop will be hosted at Caesars Palace Hotel & Casino. Accommodations for the Workshop on Community Bank Investments are not included in program fees, and participants must secure their own reservations.


Speakers of this program are investments experts, a combination of seasoned bankers, academics, consultants, brokers and regulatory professionals who bring real-life examples, case studies and unique models of technical instruction to the classroom. Learn about who spoke at the last workshop in 2019:

Dimitri Delis

Chicago, IL

Chasity Dschaak

Kansas City, MO

Ed Krei

Oklahoma City, OK

Walter Schmidt

Chicago, IL

Aaron Silva

Dallas, TX

Aaron Stoffer

Leawood, KS
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What People Are Saying

I consider the GSBC workshop as one of the better educational events I've attended. It's focused on community banks, and the program offers a unique blend of insightful investment portfolio management topics combined with sessions on economic and industry-focused issues. Speakers are both informed and good at making presentations. Finally, the GSBC staff does a great job of incorporating time for participants to interact with one another. I highly recommend the workshop to community bank CEOs and CFOs.

Jim Rieniets
Jim Rieniets
Workshop of Community Bank Investments
2018 Attendee

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