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…

Year-end Financial Instrument Check List

30 June marks the financial year-end for many Australian and New Zealand public and private companies, as well as Councils. With an ever increasing compliance burden, we have put together a practical check list for…

Feature client: Ports of Auckland

As Auckland’s population continues its strong growth trajectory, the Ports of Auckland has had to keep pace in order to provide the goods a growing city requires. There is not only the domestic demand for…

Know your position: FX Volatility, friend or foe?

The FX market is no stranger to volatility. Whether it is global economic or political uncertainties, or a country’s interest rate outlook, they all play out in the currency markets. The constant push and pull…

PwC treasury survey reveals over-reliance on spreadsheets

PwC’s recently released “New Zealand treasury management survey” (http://pwc.to/1DCSdse) threw up some interesting results, especially in relation to treasury management systems. It may come as no surprise to many, including us at Hedgebook, that there is…