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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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Between hype and swamp

The FinTech buzz is doing the rounds at Zanders too! But… what exactly does the hype mean for us treasurers and risk managers in the real world today? If your viewpoint is, like ours, that financial risks will continue to remain concentrated, very little changes really – apart from the dynamics of risk carriers’ balance sheets, of course, and the amount of related data at our disposal.

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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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