May 16, 2022

3 Types of Hedging: Which Hedge Strategy is Right for You?

Posted by Hedge Trackers
A hedge program is most effective when it aligns with the way your company evaluates financial performance. In this blog, we provide an overview of three different hedge strategy types that companies often turn to.
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May 13, 2022

Balance Sheet Hedging Health Check: 5 Questions to Ask

Posted by Hedge Trackers
Is your balance sheet hedge program doing its job? Sometimes, balance sheet hedging has hidden weaknesses and nuances that, when not periodically reviewed, can cause even more risk. Here are five questions you can ask to ensure your program is...
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November 17, 2021

FX Risk Management Policy & Objective Setting [VIDEO]

Posted by Helen Kane
  Today, I'm going to be talking about objective setting. And when we're talking about FX policies, a lot of times – almost universally, I guess – I see the objective in the policies to mitigate FX risk, and it's not really clear what it is...
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February 16, 2021

5 Common FX Risk Management Mistakes

Posted by Karen Gubler
As companies implement and run foreign currency (FX) risk management programs, they need to be aware of some common mistakes. Not all treasuries will encounter every mistake, but they are sure to encounter at least one of these—if not now, then in...
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September 01, 2020

Top 5 Balance Sheet Hedges That Create Risky Positions

Posted by Jeff Goggins
Once a company establishes a balance sheet program, it likely runs on auto-pilot from then on. Exposures are gathered, forecasted, netted, hedged and adjusted inter-month, and the results of the program are reported — but rarely is there a “review”...
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July 02, 2020

Top Benefits & Limitations of FX Hedge Programs

Posted by Glenn Suarez
To implement a successful hedge program, it’s important that all parties involved know exactly what the hedge program will provide. This prevents disappointment and level sets expectations with management. Here are some common benefits FX hedge...
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June 23, 2020

Leveraging Cross Currency Net Investment Hedges to Boost Earnings Through Interest Income

Posted by Glenn Suarez
Using a Net Investment hedge strategy to boost income has been around for decades, but the ultra-low interest rate environment in Europe combined with the new rules under ASU 2017-12 has renewed curiosity in this approach. By utilizing a...
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June 17, 2020

Special Hedge Accounting: Why Functional Currency Matters

Posted by Lorraine Popylisen
A common misconception is that if you have a foreign currency transaction, you can simply hedge it and apply special hedge accounting. However, the fact is that sometimes an exposure can be hedged, but it will not qualify for special hedge...
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March 20, 2020

Need to Monetize FX Hedges to Boost Cash Flow?

Posted by Helen Kane
Under stable market conditions, most corporate foreign currency hedgers have a “set it and forget it” hedge strategy. Whether it’s cash flow or net investment hedging, once the hedges are in place, the majority of companies hold onto their...
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