Helen Kane Quoted in WSJ on COVID-19 Impact on Currency Hedging Strategies

Hedge Trackers Founder and CEO tells Wall Street Journal that visibility of future earnings has become very foggy.

Helen Kane, founder and CEO of Hedge Trackers, is quoted in a Wall Street Journal Article on the impact of the coronavirus disease on current hedging strategies.

As finance chiefs are reviewing currency-hedging strategies to manage liquidity as widespread volatility spurred by the coronavirus pandemic spills over into foreign-exchange markets, Helen provided insight to WSJ writer Mark Mauer. She notes that the visibility of future earnings is very foggy and if market volatility continues, companies that don’t start hedging could be in trouble.

“Gross margin is where companies first learn the lessons—sometimes very harsh lessons—why they need to hedge,” says Helen in the article.

Read the full article here.