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  • How to Record Foreign Currency Transactions (& Identify FX Exposure)

    In this blog, we explain three steps (with examples) to properly recording foreign currency transactions under ASC 830.

  • 4 Foreign Currency Transactions That May Misrepresent Your Earnings

    In this blog, we cover 4 difficult and problematic types of transactions that could be misrepresenting your earnings and hedge results – and how to fix them.

  • Is Your Foreign Currency Risk Out Of Control? 5 FAQs

    When left unaddressed, foreign currency risk can wreak havoc on your bottom line. But it doesn’t have to be this way. To keep foreign currency fluctuations under control and drive predictability in financial statements, many companies turn to FX hedge programs.

  • 3 Types of Hedging: Which Hedge Strategy is Right for You?

    A hedge program is most effective when it aligns with the way your company evaluates financial performance. In this blog, we provide an overview of three different hedge strategy types that companies often turn to.

  • Balance Sheet Hedging Health Check: 5 Essential Questions to Ask

    Is your balance sheet hedge program doing its job? Sometimes, balance sheet hedging has hidden weaknesses and nuances that, when not periodically reviewed, can cause even more risk. Here are five questions you can ask to ensure your program is running well.

  • How to Effectively Hedge Risk in Volatile Markets

    Volatility across currency, interest rate and commodity markets – plus regulatory and accounting standards updates – have market participants wondering what they can do to stabilize their operations. Here’s how to respond with hedging – no matter how the market turns.

  • Interest Rates Are Rising: Lock In Rates Now with IR Hedging

    The Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) is set to meet on May 4, 2022 – and it’s looking like the fed funds rate will rise (again).

  • FASB Expands Fair Value Hedge Accounting: Introducing the Portfolio Method

    On March 28, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) issued ASU 2022-01 to improve and expand fair value hedge accounting. Here’s what this update means for corporates and other organizations using the last-of-layer strategy.

  • Hedging with Helen: Flexibility of Hedge Accounting

    Today, I want to tell you that hedge accounting is more flexible than you think. I specifically want to talk about when we’re forecasting transactions that might happen in the future. Recently we talked about the future issuance of fixed rate debt. And a lot of people are intimidated, they’re “I can’t do that. I […]

  • When Should You Start a Hedge Program?

    A popular Chinese proverb says “the best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second-best time is now.” This is equally true in the world of hedging.

  • Hedging with Helen: 2 Things That Can Sabotage a Hedge Program

    Today we’re going to talk about things that can sabotage your hedge program.

  • Basics of Interest Rates: Analyzing LIBOR vs SOFR Rates

    Today, we’re going to talk a little bit about interest rates and what’s going on and what’s happening and what some of these words and terms mean and what they’re going to mean to you. It’s going to be pretty elementary.

  • Hedging with Helen: Future Issuance of Fixed-Rate Debt

    Today, we’re going to be talking about the future issuance of fixed rate debt.

  • Hedging with Helen: Currency Cash Flow Hedging & Quarterly Hedge Periods

    Welcome back to Hedging with Helen. Today we’re going to be talking about currency cash flow hedging and the quarterly hedge period.

  • Hedging with Helen: Identifying Exposure Tenor

    Welcome. Today, we’re going to be talking about identifying the tenor of your exposure. Where does it begin and where does it end?