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The Benefits of Hedging, and Managing FX Risk
02/04/24
The Benefits of Hedging, and Managing FX Risk
Many small to medium-sized firms tend not to hedge - even if they engage in extensive import and/or export activity. We are looking to change that.
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Six steps to better FX risk management
06/11/15
Six steps to better FX risk management
When it comes to business risks for manufacturers and exporters FX risk management is seen as a murky world but it doesn’t have to be if you are disciplined about following these six steps.
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03/08/14
Lies, damned lies and valuations
With the passing of 30 June we have entered another busy period for year-end valuations. One of the most common questions we are asked at these important balance dates is “why is there a difference between the bank valuation and the Hedgebook valuation (or any other system’s valuation for that...
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11/02/13
Explaining Different Types of Exposure Risk
Importers and exporters alike face foreign exchange risk, or currency risk, when engaging in economic activity outside of their domestic currency. As explained in an earlier blog post, currency risk materializes for exporters when exchange rate volatility results in the company repatriating fewer revenues abroad, when the domestic currency strengthens relative to the foreign currency. For importers, this risk is the exact opposite: currency risk materializes when the domestic currency weakens relative to the foreign currency.
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The Future of Interest Rate Swaps: Will Regulation Kill this Investment Vehicle?
12/10/12
The Future of Interest Rate Swaps: Will Regulation Kill this Investment Vehicle?
This is part 9 of a 10 part series on currency swaps and interest rate swaps and their role in the global economy. In part 8, we discussed the role of interest rate swaps in the demise of Greece. Given the importance of swaps in the U.S. housing crash, new regulation has arisen that could threaten the future of this important financial derivative.
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20/12/11
Interest Rate Swap Tutorial, Part 4 of 5, Swap Curve Construction
Swap curve construction In the previous articles we described basic swap terminology, created coupon schedules and calculated fixed and floating coupon amounts. We also present valued our cashflows and calculated forward rates from our Zero Curve. A zero curve is a series of discount factors which represent the value today of one...
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