September 03, 2019

What is Digital Treasury?

Posted by Jeff Goggins
Technology adoption in treasury is moving at a lightning pace. Treasurers view legacy processes such as printing checks, aggregating prior day cash balances and gathering manual foreign currency exposures as (soon to be) things of the past. Much...
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August 28, 2019

Forecasting Balance Sheet Exposures

Posted by Sandra Koch
In order to mitigate foreign currency gains and losses, companies routinely hedge away currency risk associated with balance sheet exposures. Companies need to identify all monetary accounts on the balance sheet and aggregate the foreign amounts...
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August 26, 2019

Gathering Balance Sheet Exposures

Posted by Sandra Koch
Balance Sheet Exposures  Balance sheet exposures are the drivers of the FX Gains and Losses that impact earnings every month. They are monetary accounts like cash, accounts receivable, accounts payable, inter-company balances and more that are...
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August 19, 2019

Understanding Balance Sheet Exposures

Posted by Sandra Koch
A majority of corporations identify and hedge balance sheet exposures. In fact, they are the most commonly hedged exposures by far. In order to do so, one must understand why balance sheet exposures pose a risk in the first place and how to...
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August 12, 2019

Types of Currency Exposures and Common Hedge Types for Each

Posted by Sandra Koch
Currency movements affect internationally operating companies in many different ways. For example, when a U.S.-based firm sells goods and services in a foreign currency, their USD cash results fluctuate in relation to that foreign currency. When...
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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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