Hedge Trackers Founder, President Helen Kane to Chair Derivatives Accounting Conference

Hedge Trackers, a premier provider of hedge program management solutions for foreign currency, interest rate and commodity risk, has announced that Founder and President Helen Kane is serving as chairperson to the Center for Professional Education’s Derivatives Accounting Conference 2016.

Hedge Trackers’ Ruth Hardie, senior director, client services, and Sandra Koch, director, client services, will also be speaking at the conference. The event is slated for November 15-16, in New York, New York.

On Tuesday, November 15th, Kane will lead a panel discussion on exposure draft implications and a roundtable discussion in which a panel of top derivatives accounting experts will provide guidance on today’s most challenging topics in the current application of hedge accounting. On November 16th, Koch will speak about reclassification of OCI to income and Hardie will present on inception effectiveness testing.

The Center for Professional Education delivers high quality continuing education programs to financial professionals. The Derivatives Accounting Conference 2016 will familiarize accounting and financial professionals with the latest rules regarding derivatives and hedge accounting.

Helen Kane, founder and president of Hedge Trackers, is a widely recognized leader in the application of ASC 815 within corporate environments. She is a go-to source for members of the finance media seeking expert insight into hedging, markets and FX topics. Since launching Hedge Trackers in 2000, Kane has provided vision and leadership underpinning the firm’s evolution into a premier provider of hedge program management software, consulting, outsourced derivative accounting and knowledge transfer programs.

Ruth Hardie, Senior Director, Client Services, joined Hedge Trackers at its inception in 2000 and has played a vital role in the firm’s growth, specifically in building its team of derivative specialists. Hardie is responsible for managing Hedge Trackers’ team of consultants who partner with corporations around the globe to provide hedge accounting software, consulting, analytics and outsourced derivative accounting.

Hedge Trackers’ Director, Client Services, Sandra Koch works with clients across the country on an individual basis to evaluate exposure in light of corporate objective and implement or refine hedge programs and related performance reporting. The Indiana University graduate specializes in risk and cash and FX management. Koch has also served as Treasury Manager at several firms.

About Hedge Trackers, LLC

For more than a decade, Hedge Trackers’ globally compliant financial accounting and reporting services have empowered U.S. corporations and financial institutions to effectively and confidently hedge foreign currency, interest rate, and commodity risk. Hedge Trackers offers unparalleled derivative accounting capabilities, consulting services and software solutions, all underpinned by more than a decade of experience. The Silicon Valley-based company has set up successful hedge programs for hundreds of Fortune 100 to Fortune 1000 clients. For more information, visit the company at or follow Hedge Trackers on LinkedInGoogle+ and Twitter.