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…

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…

Banks

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…

Santa FX hedging

Is Santa FX Hedging this Christmas?

Think about it. In terms of a global importer Santa would have to be right up there. FX hedging transactions must be a daily occurrence as goods from around the world are rallied for annual…

Mark-to-Market Valuations Seen in New Light

For a long time, mark-to-market valuations were sent by your bank once a year, whether you wanted them or not. They might have been of interest, they might not. You might have felt compelled to…

Why FX Valuations are Wasted at Year End

If the market dropped tomorrow, do you know your exact FX valuations and exposure today? Not just an estimate, an independently calculated position. With Brexit and Covid-19 bringing volatility to the market, UK companies are…

Three Ways Hedgebook Helps Banks and Brokers Work Smarter

  Over the past few years, Hedgebook has worked closely with channel partners across the United Kingdom, Europe, the US and Australasia. We have learnt a lot about banks and brokers pain points when it…

Six Ways Hedgebook Helps a Corporate Hedge Smarter

  Corporate Treasurers and Finance Directors have spoken out about the challenge of managing risk, on outdated and expensive systems. It comes as their department is thrust to the forefront of managing the fallout of…

Surprisingly FX Management is Business-as-usual in UK

Last year the talk was all about Brexit. How UK companies needed to better manage foreign exchange risks due to uncertainty and subsequent volatility in the currency markets. We all know what the talk currently…

Hedgebook’s Public API

An API (Application Programming Interface) is a mechanism for one system to talk to another. APIs are used as a communication channel between systems within the same organisation and/or externally between systems of one organisation…