3 Hedge Trackers Team Members to Speak at the Minnesota AFP Virtual Conference

Hedge Trackers, a leading provider of consulting, software and accounting services to protect clients against foreign currency and interest rate risk, is proud to announce that Ruth Hardie, senior director of client services, Sandra Koch, director of client services, and Glenn Suarez, director of client services, will be presenting three different sessions at the Minnesota Association for Financial Professionals (MNAFP) virtual conference on April 28 and May 14.

The sessions include:

  • “Getting Ready to Hedge” with Sandra Koch on Tuesday, April 28 from 4:00 – 5:00 PM CT.

When it comes to establishing a cash flow hedging program from ground zero, executing the trades is the easy part. The hard part (and often overlooked part) happens far earlier in the process. In this session, attendees will learn how to identify and analyze the four fundamentals of a corporate FX risk profile as well as understand how to gain buy-in from management and work cross-functionally with finance and field operations.

  • “LIBOR replacement, here and abroad – What you should be doing now to prepare for this seismic shift in the financial markets” with Ruth Hardie (Hedge Trackers) & Rob Owens (Farmer Mac) on Tuesday, April 28 from 4:00 – 5:00 PM CT.

The momentum around the phasing out of LIBOR is continuing to build. Treasury practitioners should prepare for the transition, so they don’t get stuck in LIBOR when the market becomes illiquid. In this session, attendees will receive an introduction to emerging alternative benchmark rates and take a deeper dive into the potential impacts of benchmark changes on hedge accounting, systems, and valuation processes.

  • “Harvesting the U.S.-Euro Interest Rate Differential” with Glenn Suarez on Thursday, May 14 from 2:30 – 3:30 PM CT.

Increasing interest rate differentials between the U.S. and the Eurozone have provided an incentive for corporations to finance European operations with Euro-denominated debt, reducing financing costs and achieving preferred accounting results. In this session, attendees will learn different approaches to creating this local currency debt to reduce interest expense as well as different approaches to implementing these strategies.

The Minnesota Association for Financial Professionals — one of 57 regional associations affiliated with and recognized by the Association for Financial Professionals (AFP) — brings together over 520 treasury management, finance, investment management, and banking professionals to discuss the latest advances affecting their business.

Learn more and register for the MNAFP conference here.

About Hedge Trackers, LLC

Since 2000, Hedge Trackers has helped organizations implement or re-engineer hedge programs to protect foreign currency and interest rate risk. Organizations are empowered to take control of their risk management processes and protect their margins by leveraging decades of Hedge Trackers’ consultants’ hedge expertise, supplementing their team with its derivative accountants or implementing Capella Software – or a combination of all three. The Silicon Valley-based, woman-owned company serves a wide variety of industries, including manufacturing, financial services, technology, and entertainment.

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