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…

Rising interest rates, positive impact on borrower’s IRS valuations

Despite a backdrop of trade wars, Brexit and other geo political uncertainties most regions have experienced an environment of increasing interest rates as the outlook is interpreted as generally positive. This has been most pronounced…

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…

Financial Reporting Council – The Enforcers

Did you know that the UK accounting watchdog, the Financial Reporting Council, nearly doubled its fines to £12.8m last year for non-compliance with FRS102 when conducting audits? A common area of non-compliance for audit firms…

UK team expands

It has been twelve months since Hedgebook’s CEO, Richard Eaddy, packed his bags and headed to London to spread the Hedgebook gospel. The success over this time has validated Hedgebook’s relevance for the UK/European market…

Featured Client: ALSO

As Hedgebook spreads its wings to new jurisdictions, it is appropriate that this edition of Rickshaw features a non-Australian or New Zealand company. ALSO’s head office is in Switzerland and provides a B2B market place…

Interest Rate Profile Tool

One of my favourite roles at Hedgebook is working with our awesome development team to deliver new, cool functionality for our users. Recently we have been working on the development of an interactive tool to…

Technology sector leader joins Hedgebook as shareholder and director

New Zealand based fintech company, Hedgebook, has successfully completed its latest funding round with a significant investment from experienced technology entrepreneur and leader Peter Dickinson. Peter joins Hedgebook as its newest shareholder and director. Hedgebook’s…

Featured Client: Rockit Apples

Hawke’s Bay is home to a host of food and wine exporters. The climate and fertile soil are ideal growing conditions and we are spoilt by all the produce from New Zealand’s “food bowl”. Pip…

Impact of path dependent options

One of the difficulties companies face when using path dependent options, such as leveraged collars or participating forwards, is that the amount of cover in place will alter under different market conditions. Example: NZ based…

New FX hedging instruments within Hedgebook

Traditionally, the typical Hedgebook user has focused their foreign exchange hedging activity at the vanilla end of the spectrum. Forwards, purchased options and options that are in one-for-one collar relationships have been the staple diet…

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…