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Currency Risk a Priority in Corporate Contingency Plans

Posted by Helen Kane

In this interview with gtnews, Helen Kane, founder and president of Hedge Trackers LLC offers her views on the extent to which companies can mitigate the impact of various risks through contingency planning.

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Capella Software Spotlight: Entering Large Numbers

Posted by Karen Gubler

Did you know that there is an easy way to enter large numbers in Capella?

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Changes to Derivative Novation Consequences

Posted by Ruth Hardie

There is great news coming out of last week’s EITF meeting: Changing counterparties would NOT necessarily stop hedge accounting.

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Case Study: Implementing an FX Hedge Program & SaaS Deployment In Days

Posted by Jim Shepard

Here at Hedge Trackers, we’ve helped hundreds of companies establish foreign currency hedge programs. We’re proud of all of our engagements – particularly since no public company has ever been required to restate their earnings due to our derivative accounting or reporting practices.

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FASB Non-Decision Meeting Recap: June 10, 2015 – Part II

Posted by Ruth Hardie

When FAS 133 was originally written, users had to include the full market interest rate, inclusive of credit. FAS 138 was subsequently approved, allowing the bifurcation of benchmark interest rate risk, which was defined as U.S. Treasuries and – for practical reasons – LIBOR swap rates.

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FASB Non-Decision Meeting Recap: June 10, 2015

Posted by Ruth Hardie

The second part of FASB’s non-decision making meeting on June 10, 2015 was used to briefly discuss the overall changes to hedge accounting.

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FASB Non-Decision Meeting Recap: May 27, 2015

Posted by Ruth Hardie

This week’s FASB non-decision meeting included two hours on hedge accounting — including discussions on ineffectiveness, disclosures and documentation.

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Gathering Your Global FX Exposures

Posted by Helen Kane

By combining exposures from multiple entities into a single number, corporations doing business internationally can save costs, save effort, minimize noise and gain a true understanding of their exposures to movement in FX.

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Hedge Trackers Comments on FASB’s Recent Proposal

Posted by Helen Kane

Hedge Trackers’ response to proposed changes to ASC 815 – Derivatives & Hedging.

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