Different roles within a company use different data sets to succeed at their job. Treasury and Risk Management departments, in particular, will utilize a specific set of data, forward rates, to make informed market decisions on behalf of the company. We describe what forward rates are, how they’re used, and which rate source you can trust.
After a surprise outcome, the prospects for the US dollar are suddenly looking a lot brighter—thanks in part to the new administration’s more protectionist attitudes towards the American economy. For multinational companies with dollar-denominated cash flows, a stronger US currency could change the way payables and receivables are handled. With this in mind, we’ve analyzed how post-election FX issues could affect corporate payments and transfers in the months ahead.