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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 across Australia, New Zealand and the USA.  Discussions with customers reveal there are five main reasons auditors use Hedgebook which we thought might be useful to share.
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Every FX Client Deserves More
10/03/22
Every FX Client Deserves More
FX sales teams know their top revenue generating customers really well, they're the first call when market movements warrant it. But what if a client is not in that top tier? How many opportunities to add value do you miss every day? How do you surface every opportunity, for every client, at the right time?
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PwC New Zealand and Hedgebook team up to co-develop the FX Strategy Tool
04/07/18
PwC New Zealand and Hedgebook team up to co-develop the FX Strategy Tool
PwC New Zealand, a leading treasury advisory provider in New Zealand, has collaborated with treasury software developer, Hedgebook, to create the foreign exchange hedging Strategy Tool. The Strategy Tool is an add-on module to the Hedgebook treasury management platform aimed at small-to-mid sized businesses that are exposed to foreign exchange...
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Structured options: part of a balanced FX hedge portfolio
20/02/18
Structured options: part of a balanced FX hedge portfolio
Somewhat ironically, it is our observation that structured option products for FX hedging are heavily used by small-to-mid sized commercial firms and often overlooked by larger organisations. Many treasury policies exclude exotic options, unless approved by the board as an exception. No question there is a level of complexity about...
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20/11/16
NZTE Ready for Launch 2016 Showcase
Hedgebook was delighted to be selected as one of twelve companies to pitch at the NZTE showcase event in Hawke’s Bay on November 2. The Rockit Apples pack-house in Havelock North was transformed into an exhibit hall and host to 150 angel investors seeking investment opportunities. There was a broad...
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18/11/16
How to better understand the impact of FX hedging decisions
Companies will often hedge foreign currency exposures against harmful exchange rate fluctuations. Having decided to enter financial instruments, such as forward exchange contracts and options/collars, it is necessary to evaluate the performance of the hedging programme. There are a number of reasons companies will transact hedging not all of which...
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16/11/15
Nobody said it was easy
While I am sure when Coldplay sang “Nobody said it was easy” they weren’t talking about FX hedging (unless they were thinking of repatriating some of their royalties), it doesn’t have to be as uncertain and difficult as many business owners perceive. Here at Hedgebook our ethos is very much...
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18/10/15
How to better understand the impact of FX hedging decisions
Companies will often hedge foreign currency exposures against harmful exchange rate fluctuations. Having decided to enter financial instruments, such as forward exchange contracts and options/collars, it is necessary to evaluate the performance of the hedging programme. There are a number of reasons companies will transact hedging not all of which...
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08/04/15
Using Hedgebook to make smart fx hedging decisions
Has anyone told you lately that they know where the currency is going? Lots of people think they know if it is going up or down but the reality is that no one knows where it is going in the next 5 minutes, 5 days or 5 years. We might...
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05/03/13
Hedging, and a deeper look into the types of Financial Hedges
Financial hedging involves buying and selling foreign exchange instruments that are dealt by banks and foreign exchange brokers. There are three common types of instruments used: forward contracts, currency options, and currency swaps.
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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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16/01/13
Hedging Basics: Currency Swaps
A currency swap locks in a price of a currency pair and is another tool that can be used to manage an organisation's cash flow. It pays the fixed-price buyer of a currency pair a payout equal to the difference between the current price and the settlement price of the swap.
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14/01/13
Hedging Basics: Average Price Currency Options
Movements between currency pairs can be swift and choppy. Using average price currency options can be a significant help in smoothing a corporation’s cash flows.
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04/12/12
Hedging Basics: A Currency Pair Risk Reversal
Learn about one of the most interesting strategies used by investors or treasurers to hedge their exposures to the currency markets: risk reversal.
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29/11/12
Hedging Basics: FX Hedging Using a Currency Put
Learn about one of the easiest and most effective ways to hedge a currency position, by purchasing a protective currency put.
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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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