November 19, 2018

Secured Overnight Financing Rate (SOFR) Overnight Index Swap (OIS) Rate as a Benchmark Interest Rate – Does it impact my hedge program?

Posted by Ruth Hardie
With the LIBOR rate continuing to phase out, FASB announced last month that they have added the Secured Overnight Financing Rate (SOFR) Overnight Index Swap (OIS) rate, as a benchmark interest rate to the list available for fair value hedging....
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November 16, 2018

Overnight Index Swap Rate Joins List of U.S. GAAP's Hedge Accounting Benchmarks

Posted by Ruth Hardie
As seen in WG&L Accounting & Compliance Alert, Thomson Reuters/Tax & Accounting.
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October 18, 2018

Pros and Cons of ‘Blend & Extend’ for Interest Rate Swaps

Posted by Ruth Hardie & Glenn Suarez
*Originally Published on March 21, 2016. The idea of "blend and extend" continues to be a popular topic, and for good reasons. In light of the new rules, however, we've updated this popular classic for accuracy and comprehensiveness.  In recent...
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July 25, 2018

Argentina Breaches “Highly Inflationary” July 1, 2018*

Posted by Glenn Suarez
Time is running out. Economic conditions in Argentina have deteriorated, with interest rates exceeding 40%, the Argentine peso (ARS) depreciating more than 50% vs. the U.S. dollar (USD) in the last year, and inflation rates approaching 4% per...
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April 23, 2018

The Latest and Greatest from CapellaFX

Posted by Rebecca Judge
One of Hedge Trackers' goals is to continually update and improve our CapellaFX software solution. The following information discusses the newer features available in our CapellaFX SaaS software. Auto-logon For Support New functionality is...
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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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January 22, 2018

Software Spotlight: How to Access CapellaFX Help Videos

Posted by Annebelle Syrimis
CapellaFX users can access help right at their fingertips with the new resource library that includes instructional videos. Videos can be easily accessed via the "Help Videos" icon in the bottom right corner on the main CapellaFX application page...
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January 22, 2018

Software Spotlight: Account Break-out for Unrealized and Realized FX Gain/Loss

Posted by Kelly Frank
Another great feature of the multiple account functionality is that now CapellaFX breaks out Unrealized FX gain/loss from Realized FX gain/loss and different account numbers can be set up for these accounts as well.  CapellaFX will automatically...
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