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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July 15, 2016

Two Big Wins for Simplicity in Hedge Accounting

Posted by Ruth Hardie
The FASB met last Wednesday and made several key decisions on the long awaited hedge accounting exposure draft. The goal of the draft remains the same: “The proposed amendments are intended to better reflect an entity’s hedging strategies on its...
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July 13, 2016

FX: A Hidden Reason for Missing the Mark in Cash Flow Forecasting

Posted by Jim Shepard
Ever thought about how you should “convert” certain cash flows or, when you’re hedged, how that might impact the cash flow forecast? Cash flow forecasting is as much an art as it is a science, but there are some tangible hidden factors that you may...
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June 24, 2016

What Might the Brexit Decision Mean for You?

Posted by Helen Kane
As you know, the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union (EU). This surprising vote caused the British pound to fall against all major world currencies, stock markets and indexes across the world to drop, bond prices to increase and...
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