Foreign Exchange Risk

How Populism Impacts Exchange Rates: What Your Company Needs to Know

How Populism Impacts Exchange Rates: What Your Company Needs to Know

The increasing global shift to populist-led governments has generated upheaval for currency markets. 

Populist governments are now in place in the United States, Turkey, Brazil, Italy, Hungary and Poland. Mexico recently ushered in a new president, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, who ran on a leftist, anti-establishment platform.

The Biggest Currency Risk Management Mistakes Companies Make

The Biggest Currency Risk Management Mistakes Companies Make

Corporate financial history is replete with examples of currency risk and trading management decisions that have backfired on companies.

Consider Toshihide Iguchi, a Japanese banking executive who turned a $70,000 in U.S. debt into a substantially larger debt of $1.1 billion, after making a bet on the U.S. fixed income market in 1983.

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.

FX for Corporates: 5 Best Practices for Treasurers

FX for Corporates: 5 Best Practices for Treasurers

In the FX world, the ability to master the market isn't considered a luxury for treasury specialists – it's a necessity. How can corporate treasury departments successfully handle risk management, cash management, FX exposure, hedging practices, and data analysis?