Asset Liability Management is one of the major functions of MERCANTILE Bank Treasury. MERCANTILE Bank has a highly efficient ALM Desk, which is an independent unit within the Treasury Department. Objective of the desk is to ensure efficient allocation of fund within an acceptable, measurable and defined risk structure. The desk monitor & analyzes various cash flows, cash positions, balance sheet gaps, daily P&L, economic trends, investment options, arbitrage opportunities, future business growth and place the facts & findings before the ALCO. Regular ALCO meeting is conducted once in month but incase of urgent situation special meeting is arranged. The desk proposes balance sheet strategy to the management.