CFO

What CFOs Need to Know to Master Foreign Exchange

What CFOs Need to Know to Master Foreign Exchange

No global company can escape currency volatility risk and every company needs an effective currency risk strategy. We look at five of the best foreign exchange management practices for CFOs.

Latin America’s Tug of War: Central Bank determination versus Political Upheaval

Latin America’s Tug of War: Central Bank determination versus Political Upheaval

Latin America’s Central Banks are working feverishly towards stability, but find themselves undermined by a persistent foe: political turmoil. We examine the surprises that financial professionals may find when factoring in the region’s diverse Central Bank activity. 

The Crypto Conundrum: Planning for Central Bank Adoption of Digital Currency

The Crypto Conundrum: Planning for Central Bank Adoption of Digital Currency

Record-setting prices for cryptocurrencies, like Bitcoin, Ethereum and Litecoin, have caught the attention of the South African Central Bank who looked to issue their own digital currency. But where does cryptocurrency fit in with monetary policy?

India & Australia: Playing your Cards right in the Face of Conflicting Monetary Policy

India & Australia: Playing your Cards right in the Face of Conflicting Monetary Policy

Central banks in India and Australia find themselves pursuing very different strategies in an effort to get a grip on inflation, employment, and economic growth. Here's how accountants, treasurers, and financial professionals can deal with a region divided in approach.

FX in the Age of Central Bank Activism: The EU and the UK at a crossroads

FX in the Age of Central Bank Activism: The EU and the UK at a crossroads

The European Central Bank and the Bank of England travel different paths - but one thing remains the same: every action they take causes a ripple in their respective currencies. Here's how to best prepare.

Interview: OANDA CEO Vatsa Narasimha On the Future of Payments

Interview: OANDA CEO Vatsa Narasimha On the Future of Payments

How will innovations in the FX fintech arena shape the global payments industry?

Covering the spread: A look back at the year’s most challenging currency pairs

Covering the spread: A look back at the year’s most challenging currency pairs

We recap how widening spreads with the dollar have affected businesses across the globe. Here are the most volatile currency pairs we examined.

A look back at 2016: The Payments Perspective

A look back at 2016: The Payments Perspective

In the final part of our Payments Perspectives blog series, we take a look back at how corporate treasury specialists coped during an eventful Q4, and what they should prepare for in the face of another volatile year.

Pistols at dawn: Managing transactions on the brink of a US vs China trade war

Pistols at dawn: Managing transactions on the brink of a US vs China trade war

China and America currently stand face-to-face; two economic gunslingers hands hovering over their triggers, waiting for the other to act. And whether or not either will draw for their guns boils down to one man – President-elect Trump.

Managing Corporate Currency Risk: Lessons From Across The Organization

Managing Corporate Currency Risk: Lessons From Across The Organization

For companies, managing FX risk in a volatile marketplace is truly a team effort—one that requires effective collaboration across all levels of the organization. We analyzed the market and looked at key FX considerations and best practices across different teams and departments - from senior management to the many specialists working beyond the C-Suite.

Managing Corporate Currency Risk: The Accountants’ View

Managing Corporate Currency Risk: The Accountants’ View

As with the other roles examined in this series, the integrity of multi-currency accounting is being tested by globalization and economic instability. This installment in our blog series examines the challenges of determining functional currency rates and how corporate accountants can focus on centralization and clarity to strengthen their efforts.

Managing Corporate Currency Risk: Little Steps Make For Big Cash Flow Forecasting

Managing Corporate Currency Risk: Little Steps Make For Big Cash Flow Forecasting

Cash flow analysts deal with more variables than they ever have before – and, more often than not, do so with antiquated methods. In the following article, we will focus on discussing how a few small changes – namely around the automation of FX rate data and knowledge of local operations – can make a major difference for corporate treasury departments.

 

Managing Corporate Currency Risk: The CFO’s Balancing Act

Managing Corporate Currency Risk: The CFO’s Balancing Act

Tasked with both controlling the effects of multi-currency volatility and keeping costs low, CFOs find themselves with a tricky balance to strike. We explore how to strike an FX harmony. 

Managing Corporate Currency Risk: How CEOs Lay the Foundation for Success

Managing Corporate Currency Risk: How CEOs Lay the Foundation for Success

CEOs are increasingly aware of the threat that persistent FX market volatility poses to revenues. The chief executive now has greater responsibility to embrace multi-currency risk and support FX management strategies brought forth by the CFO and other corporate treasury executives.

Managing Corporate Currency Risk: Lessons from Across the Organization

Managing Corporate Currency Risk: Lessons from Across the Organization

In our new blog series, we take a look FX best practices across different teams and departments--from senior management to the many specialists working beyond the C-Suite.