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The Absa Hedgebook story: bank driven FX hedging innovation
31/01/24
The Absa Hedgebook story: bank driven FX hedging innovation
Absa CIB – one of South Africa’s leading commercial banks and previously partly owned by Barclays Bank – recently revealed its Hedgebook story. It has given us a great example of bank driven FX hedging innovation to share.
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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. After a recent surge in organisations using interest rate derivatives to manage their debt position. This sparked the release of new interest rate risk management functionality in Hedgebook.
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Lessons from London: banks, fintechs and going digital
20/10/23
Lessons from London: banks, fintechs and going digital
Hedgebook CEO Richard Eaddy recently spent a few weeks in London catching up with corporate clients, banks, brokers and other fintech providers - here are some of the lessons he learnt.
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Forex Dashboard Revealed: Hedgebook’s FX Exposure Tool
15/09/23
Forex Dashboard Revealed: Hedgebook’s FX Exposure Tool
It often surprises users to discover Hedgebook’s FX Exposure Tool dashboard capability is exactly that - the FX risk management dashboard they have been looking for - in disguise. The range of functionality may surprise you.
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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 the ebb and flow of foreign currencies having an effective FX exposure tool to help manage the forex risk can be an absolute game-changer
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Five things banks look for in a client FX management solution
04/08/23
Five things banks look for in a client FX management solution
Banks everywhere are on a digital transformation journey. They want to use technology to equally drive greater customer satisfaction and operational efficiencies. We thought it would be interesting to share what seems to be top of mind in our discussion with global treasury teams.
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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.  Greater volatility is continuing to drive both more Interest Rate and FX Hedging activity - and a lift in how Hedgebook is being used. As always, it comes with a big thank you 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
Hedge effectiveness testing is a crucial practice in the world of finance, ensuring the changes in fair value of a hedge adequately offset the changes in fair value of the hedged item. Kevin Mitchell, MD of Hedge Effective Advisory, explores a range of hedge testing methods.
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Our GOAT blog: Calculating fx forward points
27/03/23
Our GOAT blog: Calculating fx forward points
Every year thousands of readers like you benefit from this common-sense approach to the calculation of foreign exchange (FX) forward points. First published 10 years ago, we regularly review and update the FX forward points content – this is the latest edition
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Treasury Reflections – looking back over the last two years
21/12/22
Treasury Reflections – looking back over the last two years
In this guest blog, Head of Bancorp Treasury Services, Dean Sharrar, takes a timely look at his ‘treasury reflections’ examining what was a very different 2021 and 2022 to what anyone would have previously predicted.  While it can always be said we live in interesting times, the last two or...
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Hedgebook User Survey: more FX Hedging, more frequently
25/07/22
Hedgebook User Survey: more FX Hedging, more frequently
Five key learnings from this year's Hedgebook Annual User Survey. There are some interesting trends as greater volatility is driving more FX Hedging activity and this is confirmed across our user base.
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5 reasons why FX Sales Teams need a Client Dashboard
02/03/22
5 reasons why FX Sales Teams need a Client Dashboard
FX sales teams work portfolios of customers managing multiple currency hedging instances across each one. This blog explores five ways in which a Client Dashboard can help surface opportunities, engage customers and lift overall performance.
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How do you bridge the ‘touch’ gap for banks and FX customers?
09/12/21
How do you bridge the ‘touch’ gap for banks and FX customers?
Banks and large foreign exchange brokers have many FX customers to service, who all want to interact differently. Proactive or reactive? What is the answer?
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Complex Financial Derivatives – Buyers and Sellers Beware
29/10/21
Complex Financial Derivatives – Buyers and Sellers Beware
Recent publicity surrounding Deutsche Bank’s potential mis-selling of complex financial derivative products to an unsuspecting Spanish company highlights again the risks associated with hedging foreign exchange. 
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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 Australia, NZ and UK based organisations.
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Why is it so Easy for Your FX Customers to Leave?
23/04/21
Why is it so Easy for Your FX Customers to Leave?
Lockdown has made building FX customer relationships a whole lot harder - but does it have to be? Hedgebook asks the question.
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