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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May 08, 2017

Targeted Improvements to Hedge Accounting: Latest Update

Posted by Ruth Hardie
The FASB continues to fine-tune its improvements to hedge accounting rules, which are due for final release later this quarter with early adoption available at the start of a company’s fiscal year. The general trend has been to relax the hedge...
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April 05, 2017

Software Spotlight: How to Print Multiple Trade Tickets

Posted by Rebecca Judge
Capella providers users with the ability to print multiple trade tickets at once. It is simple and easy to do.
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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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February 21, 2017

More Good News from the FASB

Posted by Ruth Hardie
In response to comment letters and FASB roundtables the FASB further relaxed effectiveness testing requirements in the proposed derivative accounting update, now permitting preparers to return to qualitative effectiveness testing after there have...
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February 21, 2017

Private Companies – More Hedge Accounting Wins

Posted by Ruth Hardie
On February 15th, the FASB discussed potential changes to the requirements for hedge documentation for private companies. During the January FASB meeting, the board looked at how the exposure draft changes to hedge accounting might impact private...
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February 10, 2017

Next Steps for FASB Exposure Draft on Hedging

Posted by Ruth Hardie
The FASB reaffirmed many of the decisions made in the original exposure draft issued September 8, 2016. However, they will continue to discuss the following issues raised by constituents in the two meetings detailed below.
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February 10, 2017

Hedge Accounting Exposure Draft: Key Items Agreed Upon at Recent FASB Meeting

Posted by Ruth Hardie
The FASB met recently to discuss the results of the public outreach. They collated the input from 15 comment letters, 30 investors, 2 public roundtables with 18 participants each and the private company council meeting on December 13th. Overall, the...
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February 01, 2017

Variation Margin changes for Cleared Derivatives

Posted by Ruth Hardie
The Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) and the London Clearing House (LCH) have changed the rules such that variation margin is now legally characterized as settlements as opposed to collateral. The CME rule changes were effective 1/3/17 which will...
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