March 19, 2018

The 3 Biggest Pitfalls of Hedge Programs

Posted by Glenn Suarez
A successful foreign exchange hedge program requires both a well-planned implementation and careful maintenance. Unclear objectives, poorly documented strategies, and bad data lead to confusion and unexpected results. Surprises happen. Fingers...
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February 12, 2018

Net Investment Hedges to Protect Repatriated Earnings

Posted by Helen Kane
With the prospect of off-shore cash moving back to the US, and much of it currently denominated in EUR or other volatile foreign currencies, when should treasury departments be protecting the USD value of these soon-to-be repatriated amounts? ...
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September 13, 2017

The Rising EURO- Showcases the Advantages of Hedge Accounting

Posted by Jim Shepard
The critical role of hedging global operations is rarely recognized. Read on as we examine the importance and how it can save your company’s earnings. Currency movements – whether overnight surprises like the GBP’s free fall the morning after...
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June 13, 2017

Hedge Trackers’ Solution to Manage Currency and Accounting Risk

Posted by Jim Shepard
The client stopped missing forecasts due to currency movements when Hedge Trackers showed senior management that hedging could mitigate currency risk without increasing accounting risk. The Background: Currency movements were wreaking havoc on...
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March 07, 2017

Hedging Balance Sheet Risk: Going From Good to Great

Posted by Jim Shepard
In some respects, Treasury has a dual burden where Balance Sheet hedging is concerned. Not only does the typical Treasury professional need to understand currency markets and derivatives, but he or she is often responsible for explaining the results...
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January 19, 2017

Answers for Every Corporate Hedger

Posted by Helen Kane
If you’re reading the Hedge Trackers blog, you’re probably responsible for helping your company mitigate foreign currency, interest rate or commodity risk. There are myriad individuals like you at companies across the nation, and your needs are by...
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December 07, 2016

Parking Cash Abroad is Risky. Here’s What Treasurers Can Do.

Posted by Helen Kane
As originally written by Helen Kane for AFP. It is quite common for U.S. corporations with foreign functional entities to leave cash overseas until an American tax holiday makes it advantageous to convert it to U.S. dollars.
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October 13, 2016

Apples and Oranges: the Time Value Component of Options vs. Forwards

Posted by Glenn Suarez
Currency hedgers have the choice of including or excluding time value in effectiveness testing when applying cash flow hedge accounting to derivatives hedging forecasted FX-denominated transactions.
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September 13, 2016

FX Hedgers: What You Need to Know About the New Hedge Accounting Exposure Draft

Posted by Helen Kane
Hedge accounting is changing – for the better! There are a few items in FASB’s Sept. 8 Exposure Draft that should be noted, as these will affect all foreign currency hedgers taking special hedge accounting:
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