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…

Featured Client: Kapiti Coast District Council

Kapiti Coast District Council (KCDC) has been a Hedgebook client for almost two years. Originally Council’s requirement for Hedgebook was to perform the independent valuations of its interest rate swap portfolio at 30 June financial…

LGFA Borrower Note in Hedgebook

It was a fantastic two days rubbing shoulders with the Local Government finance community at the recent SOLGM Strategic Finance Forum in Wellington. It was an opportunity to listen to some of the inspiring initiatives…

Credit conditions worsening means greater materiality of CVA/DVA

The introduction of IFRS 13 in January 2013 was, in part, recognition of the mispricing of market credit risk that had resulted in the near collapse of financial markets in 2008. IFRS 13 requires “fair…

Latest Hedgebook client: Skellerup

Just like Kathmandu, who recently became a Hedgebook client, we are pleased to announce the signing of another iconic New Zealand brand, Skellerup. Many people know Skellerup as being the leading producer of gumboots, however,…

FX hedging, not just for the “big boys”

We often encounter a common misconception among SME importers and exporters that the FX hedging market is the domain of the “big boys”. SME importers and exporters often believe that the use of financial instruments…

HedgebookPro’s enhanced debt module

In the very early days of Hedgebook, the software was developed solely as a derivative valuation tool. Over time, additional functionality was introduced to include a suite of reports. The reporting supports both the day-to-day…

Latest Hedgebook client: Kathmandu

Kathmandu is an iconic New Zealand company, having been established in 1987 and grown to be a global success. Kathmandu is a leading specialist in quality clothing and equipment for travel and adventure in New Zealand,…

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…

Six steps to better FX risk management

When it comes to business risks for manufacturers and exporters, time and again fx volatility comes out as the number one concern. FX risk management is seen as a murky world but it doesn’t have…

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…

Spreadsheets: a ticking time bomb

The main competitor to Hedgebook’s treasury management system (“TMS”) is excel spreadsheets. They are cheap (can’t get much cheaper than free!), flexible and easy to use. So why do companies choose to replace their spreadsheets…