The Fundamentals of Inflation: Supply and Demand

Cadence Bank Podcast: In Good Companies

Most people sort of understand inflation: prices are rising, cost of living is more expensive, your dollar doesn’t go as far. And that’s true! But what’s behind that phenomenon? That’s when explanations start to peter out. Fortunately, we know someone who is super knowledgeable about inflation Cadence Bank’s Corporate Treasurer Tell Alessio. On this episode, Tell explains the forces that govern inflation and the theory behind it all: supply and demand.

Supply and demand are foundational concepts across economics, but when you apply them to inflation, you get a much clearer picture of our current situation: its causes, its consequences and, potentially, its conclusion. We’ll dive into how supply-driven inflation differs from its demand-induced counterpart, and why one is more stubborn than the other. Plus, the surprise beneficiaries of the past six months, the limits of wage inflation and the credit shift that can protect your business.

Tell Alessio makes history as our first-ever repeat guest, back by popular (supply and) demand! In this episode, Tell tells all! Don’t miss it!

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Meet the Host

Patrick Pacheco Patrick 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 Speakers

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.




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