Why is it so Easy for Your FX Customers to Leave?

We talk to a good cross section of the global FX market each week. It is a very competitive space and as always, the old adage holds true: “It is easier to hold onto a…

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FVA Clouds Bank Valuations

The global financial crisis was over a decade ago.  It was the catalyst for a myriad of changes in the regulatory environment of derivatives. For Hedgebook it was the focus on CVA and DVA, plus…

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FX Risk for Wine Importers and Exporters

In working with wine companies over the years the Hedgebook team has a real appreciation for the complexity of managing FX risk for wine importers and exporters.

Is auto-hedging the next big thing in treasury?

The advantages and pitfalls of fully automated FX trading is a debate we expect to continue in 2021 and beyond.  A big part of this is understanding what auto-hedging is, the motivations for it and…

HedgebookPro popular features and reports

While we love developing shiny new functionality within the Hedgebook software, there are certain aspects that we continue to see at the top of the hit parade.  In this blog we focus on three of…

Hedgebook Audit Launch

It is more than five years since a Partner at one of the leading accounting firms approached us to see if we could solve an internal problem they were wrestling with.

Five Current Trends For Global Markets Divisions (FX)

At the end of last year we sat around the ‘virtual’ table, hypothesising as to how the world may have changed for banks  FX trading teams over 2020. Which was when one of Hedgebook’s more…

End of year derivative valuations

When we first took a look at end-of-year derivative valuations back in 2013 borrower derivatives such as interest rate swaps looked much healthier compared to the previous year. However, the reaction of the financial markets…

London Calling: Hedgebook’s UK Office

It is exactly four years since we packed up our bags and embarked on a journey to take Hedgebook from a regional success in New Zealand and Australia to fame and fortune in the United…

Better hedging conversations

Quantifying “better” risk management conversations

We are often asked; “Can you quantify “better” risk management conversations?”  To which the response is;  “How about a 20% increase in hedging activity in 12 months?”  Which may seem quite an exact answer but…

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Hey Banks! Our Clients Want to Share

Last year we surveyed Hedgebook’s corporate clients and found 91% of respondents were open to sharing more information with their banks through Hedgebook’s API if it delivered efficiencies. This result wasn’t a complete surprise –…

How Hedgebook Audit Helps Auditors Value Financial Instruments

Since opening our London office in 2017, Hedgebook Audit has established itself as the financial instrument valuations system of choice for mid-size audit firms in the UK. Almost three quarters of the Top 30 firms…