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Hedge Trackers to Speak at February Silicon Valley AFP Meeting

Unprecedented volatility in recent years has heightened investor and corporate attention toward managing FX and interest rate exposures.

With a focus on identifying the essential elements of building a cash flow hedging program, the presentation will help you understand the most common issues that arise and determine how to improve your company’s results.

The presentation will discuss the various topics:

  1. Basics of Cash Flow Hedge Accounting
    What are the benefits and hedging of hedge accounting?
  2. Valuing a Basic Interest Rate Swap
    Swap valuations under ASC 820.
  3. CNH vs. CNY Hedging Implications
    ASC 830 (FAS 52) and ASC 815 (FAS 133) implications.
  4. Economic Hedging: Restoration Swap
    How to use a Net Investment hedge to better economic risk

Hedge Trackers Speakers: Ruth Hardie & Jim Shepard

Ruth Hardie is the Sr. Director of Client Services at Hedge Trackers and has played an instrumental role in building the firm’s team of derivative specialists that partner with corporations around the globe to provide outsourced derivative accounting, consulting, analytics, and hedge accounting software. A qualified CPA, Ruth has an MBA from San Jose State University and a BS in Finance from the University of Colorado.

Jim Shepard, Director of Client Services at Hedge Trackers, has held senior roles in corporate finance and treasury at companies such as KLA-Tencor, PeopleSoft, BEA Systems, and Gilead Sciences, where he managed treasury operations, fixed income investments, and multiple foreign currency cash flow and balance sheet hedging programs. He currently provides advisory and foreign currency derivative software solutions to corporate clients. Jim holds and MBA from the Leavey School of Business at Santa Clara University.