Feature client: Palmerston North City Council

Palmerston North City Council (PNCC) is fairly typical of a NZ local authority in that Council is a sophisticated borrower with autonomy around the management of its interest rate risk exposure. Councils can access funding…

Hedge accounting fx options: time versus intrinsic value

FX options make up an element of many companies fx risk management strategies. FX options lock in the certainty of worst case exchange rate outcomes while allowing participation in favourable rate movements. In my experience,…

Hedge accounting has never been easier

It seems like a lifetime ago since hedge accounting was first introduced, nearly ten years ago now. My how auditors loved it. How complicated could they make it? Very, ,was the answer. How about insisting…

Quantifying bank counterparty credit spread inputs for CVA

At Hedgebook we are often asked by our clients what the appropriate credit spreads are when calculating CVA (Credit Value Adjustment) under the current exposure method. The current exposure method requires a credit spread over…

Publicly listed EBOS Group subscribes to HedgebookPro

We are pleased to announce that EBOS Group Limited has recently taken HedgebookPro. EBOS Group is a publicly listed company on the New Zealand Stock Exchange and has over 2,200 staff headquartered in New Zealand…

Credit spreads back to pre GFC levels

We have discussed CVA at length in our newsletter and blog as it is arguably the most significant change to the accounting standards, from a financial instruments valuation perspective, since hedge accounting was introduced. The…

Lies, damned lies and valuations

With the passing of 30 June we have entered another busy period for year-end valuations. One of the most common questions we are asked at these important balance dates is “why is there a difference…

“Predicting rain doesn’t count; building Arks does.”

The ethos of Hedgebook’s Australian reseller, Noah’s Rule, is highly appropriate for a corporate risk management firm. Noah’s Rule (the company)isapassionate advocate of corporate risk management through active risk awareness. Noah’s Rule specialises in assisting…

Rakon Ltd takes HedgebookPro and Infoscan data

We are pleased to announce that Rakon Ltd has chosen HedgebookPro and Hedgebook’s market data service, Infoscan, to assist in managing their financial market exposures. Rakon is a publicly listed technology company based in New…

Forward exchange contracts: Pre-deliveries and extensions

When a company uses forward exchange contracts (FECs) to hedge forecasted future foreign currency exposures, often the hedge contract needs to be adjusted to reflect the actual timing of the cashflows as they fall due….

CVA is here to stay

Nine months ago we at Hedgebook engaged audit firms, banks and corporates to discuss Credit Value Adjustment (CVA) and Debit Value Adjustment (DVA) as the introduction of IFRS 13 loomed. The overwhelming response was one…

CVA module: simple and inexpensive

We have been busy developing a Credit Value Adjustment (CVA) module over the last couple of months which will be released prior to 30 June 2014. The timing allows users with 30 June balance dates…