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Our interest rate derivatives team helps meet your company’s goals and risk tolerance.

Interest Rate Derivatives

Interest rates change, but your investment, capital, and financing needs remain constant. Hedge against adverse movements in rates with risk management strategies from the First Midwest Interest Rate Derivatives Group.1

Our rate desk has the industry knowledge and product set to provide appropriate solutions that meet your company’s goals and risk tolerance. Hedging your firm's interest-related risk with interest rate swaps and related derivatives can help you realize fixed-rate protection at manageable rates, while reducing the overall cost of your debt.2

A First Midwest interest rate derivative specialist will help you achieve:

  • Flexibility, by hedging all or a portion of an underlying loan for some or all its term
  • Longer terms with locked-in, fixed rate financing
  • Interest rate risk management against the uncertainty of variable rate financing
  • Certainty with fixed rate debt service
  • Peace of mind to focus on your core business without worrying about interest rate risk

Talk to one of our Interest Rate Derivatives specialists today about flexible interest rate protection for your organization.


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1 Must be an Eligible Contract Participant (ECP) to apply for OTC derivative transactions. Other restrictions may apply.
2 Subject to credit approval. Products carry certain market, credit, liquidity, foreign currency, legal, operational and other applicable risks.
3 Account opening is available to residents of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, and Wisconsin. $100 minimum deposit required to open an account.