August 05, 2019

LIBOR Transition: How Regulatory Bodies Are Guiding Hedge Accountants

Posted by Ruth Hardie
As the London Inter-bank Offered Rate (LIBOR) begins to phase out, many corporate treasurers have been flooded by a wave of uncertainty. Our advice has been to proactively start planning alternatives by looking out for the guidance and term...
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July 08, 2019

Restoring Economic Integrity When Hedging Non-Economic Accounting Risk

Posted by Helen Kane
Motivational speaker Brian Tracy said: “Incorrect assumptions lie at the root of every failure. Have the courage to test your assumption”. Testing your assumptions is exactly what we plan to do.  
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July 01, 2019

Goodbye, LIBOR: Finding the New Normal

Posted by Ruth Hardie
At this point, LIBOR’s phasing out by Britain’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) may be old news. Although the topic has been a constant presence in headlines, there’s still lingering questions about what this means and what organizations...
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May 29, 2019

FASB Issues Narrow-Scope Improvements to Financial Instruments Standards

Posted by Ruth Hardie
In August 2017, the Financial Accounting Standards Board released ASU No. 2017-12, accounting guidance designed to better align a hedge program with an organization’s risk management objectives as reflected on financial statements. While the...
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May 16, 2019

Hedge Trackers Comments On Canadian Producers Hedging Oil

Posted by Karen Gubler
Reuters - “Canadian, Brazilian oil producers lock in revenues as prices rally: sources"
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May 16, 2019

Banking In the UK: The Mass Exodus

Posted by Ruth Hardie
The uncertainty of Brexit accompanied by the phasing out of LIBOR has turned the financial services industry in Europe on its head. As organizations take precautions amidst the uncertainty, it has become evident that the number one financial hub...
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May 02, 2019

Hedge Trackers Comments on LIBOR'S Looming End

Posted by Ruth Hardie & Farah Lotia
Bloomberg Tax - “LIBOR'S Looming End Leaves Hedgers, Lenders in a Bind"Nicola M. White, Reporter "This is really so pervasive, it’s going to affect literally every company out there,' said Ernie de Lachica, senior director at BDO USA LLP. Any...
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May 02, 2019

Hedge Trackers Comments On Replacing the Most Important Number in the World

Posted by Ruth Hardie
Bloomberg Opinion - “How Do You Replace the Most Important Number in the World?" Satyajit Das, writing for Bloomberg "A further issue relates to hedging interest rate risk. The nascent derivative markets in new benchmarks don’t currently...
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April 02, 2019

Farah Lotia Comments on Global Risks in 2019

Posted by Farah Lotia
Visual Capitalist “The Top Global Risks in 2019” "91% of respondents to the Global Risks Perception Survey indicated that economic confrontation/frictions between major powers were an expected risk increase in 2019."
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