CUNA economists to advise on industry trends and economic outlook in San Diego this August

MADISON, WI (April 16, 2015) – Top CUNA economists will help credit unions to thrive under the changing economic conditions at CUNA Economics & Investments Conference in San Diego, August 10-12, 2015.

“To manage risk and increase growth, credit union decision-makers must understand how current economic developments, including rising market interest rates, are likely to affect interactions with members and financial and operational results,” says Mike Schenk, vice president of Economics & Statistics, CUNA. “Through targeted breakout sessions, CUNA Economics & Investments Conference uncovers the numbers behind the dynamics of a changing economy, allowing attendees to analyze the current environment and more effectively explore potential strategic responses for the coming year.”

CUNA economists, Mike Schenk, Bill Hampel and Perc Pineda, will discuss the current economic conditions and provide a credit union specific economic update during this three-day program. Their advice will guide attendees in managing their credit union’s finances and investment strategies based off the latest market data and trends.

Sessions include:

  • An Overview of the Current Economic Climate…The Big Picture
  • Impact of the U.S. Economy on Credit Unions
  • The NCUA’s Perspective on Economic Events
  • Regulatory Forecast
  • Designing the Action Plan
  • And more

“Always an informative and enjoyable conference,” says Linwood “Lin” Jones, Director at Local Government FCU. “Bill and Mike make a complex subject understandable. I enjoy the broad overview of current and forecasted economic conditions and the opportunities and pitfalls these conditions present to the credit union industry.”

To learn more, view discounts and register for CUNA Economics & Investments Conference, visit

About CUNA:

With its network of affiliated state credit union leagues, Credit Union National Association (CUNA) serves America’s credit unions, which are owned by more than 100 million consumer members. Credit unions are not-for-profit cooperatives providing affordable financial services to people from all walks of life. For more information about CUNA, visit or follow @CUNA on Twitter. For more information about credit unions, visit and follow @asmarterchoice on Twitter. Visit the CUNA Press Room for a full listing of media mentions, press releases and resources to stay informed on current events within the credit union industry.

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