Derivative Accounting & Hedge Program Management

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ASU 2017-12 Impact on Derivative Disclosures

Posted by Helen Kane

Most hedge programs could see a big win with FASB recently released updated hedge accounting guidance, ASU 815, but the “cost” of these improvements is an additional table summarizing all derivatives impacting income from both cash flow and fair value hedges.

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Software Spotlight: Entity and Strategy Setup – Multiple Account Functionality for ALL Accounts

Posted by Kelly Frank

CapellaFX now has the flexibility to store multiple accounts for each and every account, not just the Effective, Ineffective and Excluded accounts. To update your accounts, open the Entity Setup window. Step 1: In the General Ledger Accounts tab, select an Entity, then select “Unlock GL Accounts” at the bottom of the screen. Note: that… read more

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Software Spotlight: Trading a New Currency

Posted by Karen Gubler

Setting up a new currency is straightforward in CapellaFX if you follow these steps: Step 1: Activate the currency. Click on the Company Setup module located on the CapellaFX home screen and select Active Currencies” tab.  In the All Currencies column, select the new currency and click the right arrow button to move it to… read more

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Software Spotlight: Batch Close Feature

Posted by Eugenia Shen

Instead of closing each entity in CapellaFX separately, use the “Batch Close All Entities” feature to close all the entities that are in Prelim status at the same time.  These entities can have a mix of designated and non-designated trades. Step 1: To use the functionality, make sure to check “Batch Close All Entities” on… read more

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Software Spotlight: Entity and Strategy Setup – Account Break-out for Short Term/Long Term Assets, Liabilities and OCI

Posted by Kelly Frank

A big benefit of the ability to store multiple accounts is that now you can assign different account numbers for short-term and long-term assets and liabilities. CapellaFX Summary and Detail reports have been breaking out the amounts, but now you can assign different account numbers to distinguish the short term from long term accounts.  The… read more

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The Rising EURO- Showcases the Advantages of Hedge Accounting

Posted by Jim Shepard

The critical role of hedging global operations is rarely recognized. Read on as we examine the importance and how it can save your company’s earnings.   Currency movements – whether overnight surprises like the GBP’s free fall the morning after Brexit (the UK’s vote to withdraw from the EU) or the slow rise of the… read more

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New Hedge Accounting Guidance Prep Checkup

Posted by Glenn Suarez

The new FASB hedge accounting guidance will make hedge accounting a more attractive and flexible option for corporations and financial institutions.

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Explaining Variation in FX Forecast

Posted by Hedge Trackers

Hedge Trackers publishes both monthly and quarterly FX fluctuation rate charts to help provide potential explanation for variation in FX forecasting.

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Software Spotlight: Using the Copy Feature

Posted by Neil Mirakhur

Save time in CapellaFX by using the copy button in the trade window. This feature eliminates having to input data more than once.

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