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Global optimization in a world of ‘slowbalization’

Treasury optimization in Asia, Part IV

Compared to their Western counterparts, Asian corporate treasuries have had to grow and learn to react to business complexities and changes in their environments very quickly. Western corporations have had the ‘luxury’ of adapting over a longer period, while Asian treasuries have worked hard to catch up and match their levels of maturity and integration. In this fourth and final part of our series on treasury optimization in Asia, we look at global optimization.

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Mitigating risks with FX options

Is there a direct relationship between your FX exposures and the resulting P&L effects? Have you ever thought about hedging with FX options instead of FX forwards but then ruled it out? Here are some reasons why it might make sense to give this idea a second thought.

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Round table: FX Risk management

In September 2018, Zanders organized and hosted a round table session on the topic of Advanced FX risk management. Leading practitioners from various multinational companies actively debated a selection of topics varying from the challenges in FX identification to the different hedging strategies. This article summarizes the discussed topics.

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Portfolio FX hedging: does it make sense?

When multinational companies present their financial results, material foreign exchange (FX) fluctuations are often cited as a cause of the unexpected results.

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FX exposure management – a new automated approach to solve an old problem

The importance of FX risk management has grown significantly in recent years on the back of market volatility, increased geopolitical risk, and also regulatory and accounting changes. International expansion associated with geopolitical risk increases cash flow at risk due to FX exposures. This has meant that corporate treasurers face greater pressure to capture all FX exposures in a timely and accurate manner to achieve the best hedging strategy and results, thereby adding value for the corporate and at the same time reducing P&L and balance sheet impacts.

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