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  • CapellaFX Software Spotlight: Password Management

    CapellaFX hedge accounting software makes it easy to manage your password in a secure fashion. Capella users can change their password anytime by selecting the “New Password” tab under the Capella main menu in the “User Preferences” module. If a user’s password needs to be reset because it has expired or due to too many […]

  • FASB Discusses Hedge Accounting Transition

    In the latest development leading up to FASB’s highly anticipated Accounting Standards Update dealing with hedge accounting, the Board has discussed and made tentative decisions on several transition items. First, early adoption will be permitted at the beginning of any fiscal period before the effective date. An entity would be required to adopt all of […]

  • CapellaFX Software Spotlight: Creating a Support Ticket

    Occasionally, users need a hand with CapellaFX. Our client support team is here to help. The easiest way to get in touch with us is creating a support ticket directly within CapellaFX.

  • 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 […]

  • Notes on ASU 2016-03 & New FASB Guidance

    We have two updates to share from FASB this week – notes on Accounting Standards Update (ASU) 2016-03 and the highly anticipated new hedge accounting guidelines.

  • Euro-Denominated Debt as a Net Investment Hedge: Good Idea?

    With three-month EURIBOR negative, more and more U.S.-based companies are seriously considering Euro-denominated debt as a less expensive way to re-finance their U.S. dollar debt. It’s a strategy that seems to make sense; after all you’re “being paid” to borrow in Euros, and adding negative interest rates to your credit spread will provide lower borrowing […]

  • Notes on FASB’s Recent ASU 2016-01

    FASB has recently issued Accounting Standards Update 2016-01, “Financial Instruments – Overall (Subtopic 825-10).” The fortunate upshot for most Hedge Trackers clients: There are no 815 changes to worry about.

  • CapellaFX Software Spotlight: Accessing SSAE 16 Documentation

    Have you ever been asked to provide SSAE 16 reports or bridge letters about CapellaFX software? They’re easily accessible, right in the CapellaFX Support Desk customer service portal.

  • Getting You to the Top: Part V. Performance Reporting & Analytics

    This is the fifth in a series of posts designed to give a top-line overview of the steps to establishing and maintaining a balance sheet hedge program. Today, we’ll focus on ongoing performance reporting and analytics. You can see past entries at Above all else, a balance sheet hedge program is about risk mitigation […]

  • Capella Software Spotlight: Printing and Saving a Group of Trade Tickets

    Have you ever needed to print or save a group of trade tickets for internal documentation purposes or auditors? With CapellaFX you can easily do that.

  • Restructured Swaps: What Can You Expect?

    In recent months, a trend has emerged: More and more companies are restructuring their pay-fixed receive-floating swaps by shifting the floating leg from the three-month LIBOR rate to the one-month LIBOR rate.

  • Getting You to the Top: Part IV. Forward Contracts

    This is the fourth in a series of posts designed to give an overview of the steps to establishing a balance sheet hedge program. Today, we’ll focus on forward contracts. Why are they the most popular and relevant tool for this exposure, and how can they be used most effectively? Traditionally, corporate FX hedge programs […]

  • Capella Software Spotlight: Resizing a Window

      Have you ever been in Capella and not been able to see the whole window? Is the window so big that the buttons at the bottom aren’t showing or perhaps you can’t see the top of your screen any longer? A quick way to fix that is to hold down the “control” button while pushing the […]

  • Novations Will No Longer Trigger Automatic Dedesignation

    This month, FASB ratified the Nov. 12 consensus on EITF 15-D, “Effect of Derivative Contract Novations on Existing Hedge Accounting Relationships.” The consensus, essentially, means that a change in the counterparty of a derivative instrument designed as a hedging instrument does not automatically require dedesignation and redesignation – eliminating a major headache for corporate hedgers.

  • Treasury Turnover: Who Should I Call?

    One of the biggest advantages of utilizing Hedge Trackers’ integrated hedge program consulting and software is the ability to efficiently address turnover and temporary absences in the Treasury or Accounting department. That can mean one of two things.