September 13, 2016

FX Hedgers: What You Need to Know About the New Hedge Accounting Exposure Draft

Posted by Helen Kane
Hedge accounting is changing – for the better! There are a few items in FASB’s Sept. 8 Exposure Draft that should be noted, as these will affect all foreign currency hedgers taking special hedge accounting:
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September 13, 2016

The Forest & The Trees: Keeping Your Cash Flow Hedge Program in Perspective

Posted by Sandra Koch
Every cash flow hedge program begins with the best intentions: Reducing the impact FX, interest rate or commodity volatility has on anticipated revenues and expenses.
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September 08, 2016

FASB Hedge Accounting Exposure Draft: What You Need to Know

Posted by Helen Kane
On Sept. 8, the FASB released a new Exposure Draft on special hedge accounting, the objective of which is to make hedge accounting more accessible, simpler to achieve and easier to account for, at a greatly reduced risk of restatement. Hedge...
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August 30, 2016

Hedge Accounting Rules: Relief (Still) on the Way

Posted by Glenn Suarez
An exposure draft which will update current hedge accounting rules is in the works, though delayed. Hedgers can expect relief from some of the more onerous hedge accounting requirements.
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August 22, 2016

Software Spotlight: Tips and Tricks

Posted by Karen Gubler
CapellaFX software brings users improved economic effectiveness and operational efficiency, significant cost reductions, standardized controls and much more. Get even more from Capella with these operational tips and tricks and ensure your...
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August 15, 2016

Identifying Sources of Risk Within Your Spreadsheets

Posted by Jeff Goggins
It’s no secret that hedge accounting can be extraordinarily complex – particularly when it comes to accounting for derivatives used to hedge anticipated revenue and expenses. Still, many professionals are using spreadsheets to administer their...
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August 12, 2016

Making Hedge Program Analytics Actionable

Posted by Sandra Koch
On a purely theoretical level, the goal of a balance sheet hedge program is to simply cancel out the effects of FX volatility on the books. If an exposure produces a loss, the theory goes, a derivative should produce an equivalent gain – offsetting...
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August 10, 2016

Volatility and Interest Rate Hedging

Posted by Helen Kane
Major world events – like the recent “Brexit” vote – often wreak havoc on interest rate markets. Some produce a swift drop in rates. Others precipitate a general rise. Many are mixed. The only consistent, predictable element is unpredictability. ...
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July 20, 2016

Software Spotlight: How to Setup Dual Trade Approval

Posted by Annebelle Syrimis
Capella offers customization with regards to FX approvals. As a system control you can require that approval be given before certain actions, such as trade execution or strategy use. The system administrator has access to the Security module and can...
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