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  • 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 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.

  • Interest Rate Risk: Hedging Future Issuance of Fixed Rate Debt

    Companies that need to refinance their debt do not have to wait until they refinance to lock in their interest rate on new issuances.

  • Are Your Treasury & Accounting Teams Disconnected?

    Treasurers are tasked with protecting the gain/loss line as well as foreign revenue, expenses and/or margins. So, it’s not unusual for Treasury departments to want to implement a foreign currency hedge program.

  • International Hedge Accounting Treatment: Key Differences

    As a U.S. company, your accounting team might not realize that hedge accounting under U.S. GAAP may not satisfy local international regulations and requirements. So, just as you get a handle on ASC 815 cash flow hedge accounting in the U.S., your international subsidiaries ask you to comply with IFRS 9 for local statutory purposes.

  • Commodity Hedging Basics

    This course covers the basic principles of hedge accounting for commodity price risk under ASC 815. [button2 link=”” target=”_blank”]Register to Attend[/button2]   [line2] [accordion_title] Click Here for Event Details [/accordion_title] [accordion_content] Course Description: Participants will be prepared to: Focus on the general requirements required to achieve hedge accounting under ASC 815 Learn the benefits of hedge […]

  • Why AFP Conference 2018 Was All About Hedging

    The talk of the town at AFP Conference 2018 was the importance of hedging. The majority of attendees were treasury professionals who deal with the concept of hedging every day, especially what it means in 2018 and looking ahead to 2019.

  • 4 Reasons Why AFP Conference 2018 Was Successful

    Now that I have had a chance to reflect on our recent trip to the 2018 Association for Financial Professionals Conference (AFP) in Chicago, I wanted to take time to comment on the immense success and valuable lessons we learned after attending. See Also:

  • Hedge Trackers’ Helen Kane Featured in AFP Podcast

    Hedge Trackers’ CEO Helen Kane speaks to treasury and finance hedging in a rising interest rate environment in this AFP podcast.

  • Hedge Trackers’ Helen Kane Featured in Compliance Week

    Hedge Trackers’ President Helen Kane was tapped by Compliance Week to weigh in on the new standards released by FASB and its impact on hedge accounting.

  • More Good News from the FASB

    On February 15th, the FASB re-deliberated the previously proposed prohibition of returning to qualitative effectiveness testing after a change in facts and circumstances.

  • What Might the Brexit Decision Mean for You?

    As you know, the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union (EU). This surprising vote caused the British pound to fall against all major world currencies, stock markets and indexes across the world to drop, bond prices to increase and interest rates to fall. Although most currencies and indexes have retrenched from overnight peaks, uncertainty […]

  • Accounting Considerations When Hedging Yield on Future Bond Issuances

    Hedge accounting guidance under GAAP does not always mesh cleanly with market practices related to a derivative strategy and underlying hedged item.

  • ‘Locking in’ USD: Hedging in Growth Mode

    Currency volatility is driving companies to implement hedge programs earlier and earlier in their growth cycles, with eyes on “locking in” current rates to protect their financials.

  • Is Your Hedge Program at Risk Due to OECD’s BEPS Action Program?

    Cost-plus tax strategies are under fire. And in Australia they may be faced with extinction. What might that mean for your hedge program? The impact will depend on your current structure and hedge program. If you have a USD functional entity (e.g., Singapore) that “owns” the AUD revenues and pays the Australian entity a cost-plus […]