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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Zanders proprietary Treasury Technology Database

Where is the treasury technology market heading to? Which systems are stepping up to the leading positions and who is being left behind? Factual knowledge about treasury technology and insights into adoption rates are valuable pieces of information. But this data is rarely readily available on the market. The development of the Zanders proprietary Treasury Technology Database was a solution to cover missing gaps in the market. Being in the treasury advisory for years, Zanders has been in a position to observe the developments in treasury technology first hand and collect the multiple jigsaw pieces together.

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IFRS 17 brings finance and risk closer together

The insurance sector is preparing for the implementation of IFRS 17. A great deal of attention is paid to modeling and the consequences for (finance and risk) policy. In addition to complying with the regulations, the implementation of IFRS 17 also offers an opportunity to bring the worlds of finance and risk closer together. Experiences from other areas of the financial sector could then prove useful. Yvonne Sijm, director at Zanders, explains.

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Time for collective risk mitigation

In April 2018, The Economist wrote about the sharp increase of methane in the atmosphere during the past 10 years. This increase is worrying because, like carbon dioxide, methane retains heat and contributes to the heating of the earth. Scientists don’t agree on the cause of the increase either.

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