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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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 02, 2016

Impact of Upcoming FASB Changes on FX Hedgers

Posted by Ruth Hardie
Q3 is the new FASB deadline for issuance of an Exposure Draft revolutionizing hedge accounting. Though its exact wording has not been released, the conclusions released to date ensure it will have significant impacts on the corporate hedging...
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May 11, 2016

How to Win Board Approval for a Hedge Program

Posted by Sandra Koch
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April 28, 2016

Getting You to the Top: Part VI. Hedge Accounting

Posted by Helen Kane
This is the last in a series of posts designed to give an overview of the steps required to establish and maintain a balance sheet hedge program. Once a balance sheet program is established, the next logical step is to focus on protecting company...
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March 08, 2016

Euro-Denominated Debt as a Net Investment Hedge: Good Idea?

Posted by Helen Kane
With three-month EURIBOR negative, more and more U.S.-based companies are seriously considering Euro-denominated debt as a less expensive way to re-finance their U.S. dollar debt. It’s a strategy that seems to make sense; after all you’re “being...
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February 18, 2016

Getting You to the Top: Part V. Performance Reporting & Analytics

Posted by Helen Kane
This is the fifth in a series of posts designed to give a top-line overview of the steps to establishing and maintaining a balance sheet hedge program. Today, we’ll focus on ongoing performance reporting and analytics. You can see past entries at ...
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January 29, 2016

Getting You to the Top: Part IV. Forward Contracts

Posted by Helen Kane
This is the fourth in a series of posts designed to give an overview of the steps to establishing a balance sheet hedge program. Today, we’ll focus on forward contracts. Why are they the most popular and relevant tool for this exposure, and how can...
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December 15, 2015

Treasury Turnover: Who Should I Call?

Posted by Jim Shepard
One of the biggest advantages of utilizing Hedge Trackers’ integrated hedge program consulting and software is the ability to efficiently address turnover and temporary absences in the Treasury or Accounting department. That can mean one of two...
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