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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April 02, 2019

Hedge Trackers Comments on Libor's Demise

Posted by Helen Kane & Ruth Hardie
Global Finance “Fear and Loathing On The Road to Libor's Demise”
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December 28, 2018

Are New Lease Accounting Rules About To Disrupt Your Balance Sheet Hedge Program?

Posted by Helen Kane
  Under new lease accounting rules, what was once a long-term operating lease off the balance sheet is now a monetary liability, while the offsetting lease asset is non-monetary. 
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November 30, 2018

Why AFP Conference 2018 Was All About Hedging

Posted by Mary Ellen Saunders
The talk of the town at AFP Conference 2018 was the importance of hedging. The majority of attendees were treasury professionals who deal with the concept of hedging every day, especially what it means in 2018 and looking ahead to 2019.
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November 30, 2018

4 Reasons Why AFP Conference 2018 Was Successful

Posted by Mary Ellen Saunders
Now that I have had a chance to reflect on our recent trip to the 2018 Association for Financial Professionals Conference (AFP) in Chicago, I wanted to take time to comment on the immense success and valuable lessons we learned after attending. ...
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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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