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IFRS 7 – Disclosure Requirements of Financial Instruments
12/06/24
IFRS 7 – Disclosure Requirements of Financial Instruments
The focus of this blog post (which we updated in 2024) is IFRS 7 disclosure requirements and specifically the quantitative disclosures in assessing the risks faced by an entity in regards to its financial instruments.
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IFRS 13: Fair value measurement – Credit Value Adjustment
29/05/24
IFRS 13: Fair value measurement – Credit Value Adjustment
We examine IFRS 13 as it relates to the Credit Value Adjustment (CVA) of a financial instrument including fair value measurement - reflecting greater focus on the impact of counterparty credit risk post GFC.
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Credit Value Adjustment
27/05/24
Credit Value Adjustment
Credit Value Adjustment or CVA has been around for a long time. However, the introduction of the accounting standard IFRS13 in 2013, drove a requirement to understand it a bit better. This is a quick overview of what you need to know.
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Lies, damned lies and valuations
21/05/24
Lies, damned lies and valuations
We take a look at one of the key questions auditors ask: “why is there a difference between the bank valuation and the Hedgebook valuation (or any other system’s for that matter)?” We explore a selection of reasons that can lead to differences. 
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Why FX Valuations are Wasted at Year End
02/05/24
Why FX Valuations are Wasted at Year End
As responsible FX managers we need to meet market uncertainty with probability; delivering the best, most accurate information we can, so the right decisions can be made. On any day.
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Hedgebook Interest Rate Swap Tutorial
23/04/24
Hedgebook Interest Rate Swap Tutorial
This easy to read guide - based on our interest rate swap tutorial eBook - is a great place to start understanding everything related to IRS (interest rate swaps). Not only covering how IRS work but valuations and reporting as well.
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“Will auditors enforce CVA compliance?” Was the question.
17/03/24
“Will auditors enforce CVA compliance?” Was the question.
CVA and DVA are now commonly used terms and considered standard fare for audit. But that wasn’t always the case. We take a look at just how far we have come on the CVA audit journey in the last decade.
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Year End: Financial Instrument Check List
23/02/24
Year End: Financial Instrument Check List
As the end-of-year compliance burden grows for Australian and New Zealand organisations, we put together a practical check list for those exposed to financial instruments such as FX forwards, FX options and interest rate swaps.
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New interest rate risk management functionality
27/11/23
New interest rate risk management functionality
Many corporates use interest rate derivatives to manage their interest rate risk. A recent surge in organisations using interest rate derivatives to manage their debt position has renewed interest in this topic.
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Five reasons why you need an effective FX Exposure Tool
13/08/23
Five reasons why you need an effective FX Exposure Tool
Having the right tools can be the difference between success and stagnation.  For those managing foreign currencies having an effective FX exposure tool to help manage the forex risk can be an absolute game-changer - let's find out why.
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Hedgebook 2023 User Survey – more hedging, greater efficiency
17/07/23
Hedgebook 2023 User Survey – more hedging, greater efficiency
This year’s record response to the Annual Hedgebook  User Survey has surfaced some interesting results as greater volatility is continuing to drive both more Interest Rate and FX Hedging activity - a big thanks to those who took part.
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Essential hedge effectiveness testing: methods and importance
21/06/23
Essential hedge effectiveness testing: methods and importance
Ensuring the changes in fair value of a hedge adequately offset the changes in fair value of the hedged item can be critical. Kevin Mitchell, MD of Hedge Effective Advisory, explores a range of hedge testing methods.
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What Auditors Look For in Valuing Financial Instruments
05/05/23
What Auditors Look For in Valuing Financial Instruments
Hedgebook proudly works with 75% of the UK’s top thirty audit firms. Hedgebook Audit is also used by auditors around the world.  Customers discussions reveal five main reasons auditors use Hedgebook.
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Quantifying bank counterparty credit spread inputs for CVA
22/09/21
Quantifying bank counterparty credit spread inputs for CVA
Clients often ask what the appropriate credit spread would be when calculating CVA (Credit Value Adjustment) under the current exposure method - we outline our recommended approach for ANZ and the UK.
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Hedge accounting FX options: time versus intrinsic value
23/08/21
Hedge accounting FX options: time versus intrinsic value
Learn how FX options lock in the certainty of worst case exchange rate outcomes while allowing participation in favourable rate movements. We explore a range of FX options including Zero Cost Collar and more.
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Funding Valuation Adjustments Cloud Bank Valuations
15/04/21
Funding Valuation Adjustments Cloud Bank Valuations
Hedgebook takes a look at FVA (Funding Valuation Adjustments) that sit alongside CVA and DVA within the family of derivative valuations. Is it immaterial? Or are you over-investing in being compliant?
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