Director, Financial Institutions Risk Management Chatham Financial

Jim Beattie is a member of the financial institutions advisory practice at Chatham Financial, which provides comprehensive interest rate hedging and investment advisory expertise to over 100 depository institutions in the United States.  Jim has been at Chatham for the last four years and has been working with banks to facilitate the provision of interest rate derivatives to their borrowers and to manage balance sheet risk.

Jim started his career as a derivatives marketer and trader at CIT Group. After CIT, he joined Ernst & Young’s Financial Services Risk Management practice where he specialized in helping banks identify and manage their market-based risk factors.

Jim graduated from Lehigh University with degrees in IBE - Information Systems Engineering and in Finance and is a Level III Candidate in the CFA Program.