The Fed, Economic Policy, and You (Podcast)

Cadence Bank Podcast: In Good Companies

On this episode of In Good Companies, we’re breaking down the economy—what is it exactly? What makes it healthy or unhealthy? How can you tell a short-term blip from a long-term trend? Tell Alessio, Treasurer at Cadence Bank will guide us through the surprisingly accessible world of economic policy. Who’s actually running things, and what does “running things” even mean? Is inflation bad? What can you interpret from federal interest rates? And what is “reverse repo”? More importantly, we’ll cover how these terms might affect your business, and how you can time important moments in your company lifecycle with these trends to maximize return. Read the full show transcript.

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Meet the Host

Patrick PachecoPatrick Pacheco, Executive Vice President, Trust Executive, has more than 25 years’ experience in wealth management, in addition to the designing and implementation of tax and related planning strategies.

Pacheco’s background includes years of legal practice and multiple degrees, including an LLM* Taxation from University of Houston, a JD from Southern Methodist University, and both an MBA and BS in Economics from University of Texas at Arlington.

He is also board certified in Estate Planning and Probate law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

Meet the Speaker

Tell AlessioTell Alessio, Treasurer at Cadence Bank, spent his early career learning life insurance products on an actuarial team at Protective Life, followed by several years of forecasting and profitability management at SouthTrust Bank through Y2K and a growing balance sheet from $20 to $53 Billion. In 2007 at Compass Bank, Alessio built an interest rate derivatives business to smaller financial institutions across the southeast, providing interest rate risk management consulting, managing derivative credit risk through the financial crisis, and navigating regulatory change post Dodd-Frank. In 2010, he moved his attention to fixed income markets with responsibility for sales and trading, and expanding distribution of BBVA’s debt capital market’s origination.

In 2014, Alessio joined Cadence Bank as Treasurer putting his career experience and skills to use developing a top class performing treasury team. What Alessio is most proud of is the relationships he has cultivated over the years and the continued connectivity to those many indispensable resources.


*Cadence Bank does not provide legal, accounting or tax advice to any client who receives trust services from Cadence Bank.

This podcast is provided as a free service to you and is for general informational purposes only. Cadence Bank makes no representations or warranties as to the accuracy, completeness or timeliness of the content in the podcast. The podcast is not intended to provide legal, accounting or tax advice and should not be relied upon for such purposes. To the extent that this podcast includes predictions about the economy, these predictions are subject to a number of variables and you should confer with your legal, accounting and tax advisors for their input regarding the possible outcomes of any economic subject matter discussed herein.

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