In the past 20 years, all industries have felt the impact of technological innovation. In some cases, this impact has been so great that disruption has occurred. A clear and often used example is the travel industry, where companies that did not exist 20 years ago, like AirBnB and Booking.com, are now major players.
Implementing a hedging strategy to hedge against one common currency (the “base” currency) in SAP Treasury may be a daunting task, but in isolating and focusing on the individual building blocks required to bring this strategy to life, the challenge may not be as difficult as first anticipated.
Since the introduction of the Pillar 1 capital charge for market risk, banks must hold capital for Foreign Exchange (FX) risk, irrespective of whether the open FX position was held on the trading or the banking book. An exception was made for Structural Foreign Exchange Positions, where supervisory authorities were free to allow banks to maintain an open FX position to protect their capital adequacy ratio in this way.
The start of a new year (not to mention a new decade) is a natural moment to reflect on the past and look forward to the year(s) ahead. How should you, as a treasurer, prepare for the uncertain future? What will be the main trends for the coming year? Most importantly, what can your company, and the treasury organization specifically, do to add value by recognizing the trends?
Behavioral finance was first taught in universities at the beginning of the new millennium. Before that, traditional economists based their theories on the assumption that efficient markets are driven by the rational behavior of market participants. The study of behavioral finance suggests that this is not always so.