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FASB Proposed Accounting Standards Update: Topic 815

Posted by Helen Kane

Learn more about the FASB’s proposed accounting standards update to Topic 815, Derivatives & Hedging.

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Understanding Swap Changes

Posted by Ruth Hardie

Interest rate swaps start and end at zero value. The changes that happen in between can create a wild and bumpy ride.

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This is the Time to Be Cautious…

Posted by Helen Kane

The European Union’s initiation of quantitative easing (QE) raises concerns about the state of Europe’s economies, and Japan has just released lower than expected GDP growth associated with its “Abenomics” program. These macroeconomic indicators should signal a review of your existing hedge notionals.

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What MBA School Doesn’t Teach You About Currencies

Posted by Helen Kane

Currency and risk management has long been a “black box” for the C-suite. It’s time for treasurers to try to change that.

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Capella Software Spotlight: Adding a Fiscal Year

Posted by Rebecca Judge

With the change to the new year you should make sure you have your calendar set up for 2015 and beyond in Capella.

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Foreign Exchange Resolutions in 2015: Three Things Corporations Need to Do to Minimize Risk

Posted by Carli Anderson

Such market volatility means one thing: It’s time for corporations to take a hard look at what can be done to manage their FX exposure. While the exact steps to be taken vary widely on a company-by-company basis, the following three recommendations should be taken universally.

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Does a Strong Dollar Mean Poor Results?

Posted by Helen Kane

Why an effective FX hedge strategy can help your corporation mitigate the effects of shifting currency markets.

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Corporate Splits & FX: Creating Opportunity out of Change

Posted by Helen Kane

One of 2014’s most significant corporate trends was the splitting of large public companies. Agilent Technologies, eBay, Hewlett-Packard, Symantec and more have (or will be) broken up into two new firms.

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2014 Year-End Audits: Expectations & Controls

Posted by Helen Kane

As many of you prepare for year-end audits, we would like to share our expectations on where auditors will focus, and highlight key controls in a derivative environment.

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