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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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Effective Foreign Exchange (FX) Risk Management
12/06/24
Effective Foreign Exchange (FX) Risk Management
Understanding and managing foreign exchange risk often goes in the “too hard” basket. Which is why we have put together this easy-to-read guide to help you achieve more effective FX Risk Management.
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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 Fast Forwards Valuation Tool
26/04/24
Hedgebook Fast Forwards Valuation Tool
It's a game changer for the currency brokers who use it. Hedgebook’s Fast Forwards Valuation Tool enables brokers to upload up to several thousand client positions at a time - and get accurate valuations - in minutes.
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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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An Introduction to Currency Risk for Importers and Exporters
07/04/24
An Introduction to Currency Risk for Importers and Exporters
Importers and exporters face the daunting task of dealing with foreign exchange risk that can easily alter revenues; those with smaller cash reserves are impacted the most - but they certainly aren't alone.
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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 with a closer look at the benefits of hedging.
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Exploring the impact of path dependent options
20/03/24
Exploring the impact of path dependent options
We explore the difficulties companies face when using path dependent options, such as leveraged collars or participating forwards. We've included some practical examples to make it easier to understand.
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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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Worsening conditions means greater materiality of CVA/DVA
19/02/24
Worsening conditions means greater materiality of CVA/DVA
We recently took the time to update this popular blog on the materiality of CVA/DVA to reflect current credit fluctuations and the impact this has on reporting. A short read to get you up-to-date.
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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 an industry innovator – 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. A recent surge in organisations using interest rate derivatives to manage their debt position has renewed interest in this topic.
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