About the authors JOHN W. BITNER is a Senior Vice President and Chief Investment Officer of Eastern Bank. As cochair (with Robert A. Goddard) of Eastern's asset/liability committee, he has developed strategies and executed programs which have enhanced overall bank profitability. ROBERT A. GODDARD is a Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Eastern Bank. He is responsible (along with John W. Bitner) for many of the innovative and effective A/L management programs in place at Eastern.
Forming an Asset/Liability Committee.
Selecting and Implementing an Asset/Liability Model.
Developing an Asset/Liability Management Policy.
Identifying and Measuring the Risks.
Managing Interest Rate Risk.
Interest Rate Forecasting.
Conducting a Self-Analysis.
Asset/Liability Management in Action.
Words of Wisdom.