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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.

Invoice Tracking & Reporting for B2B Companies

Invoice Tracking & Reporting for B2B Companies

Cash flows that are the lifeblood of all businesses. Commercial organizations of all sizes are under pressure to improve efficiency and effectiveness. We cover 5 payments trends to help B2B companies successfully manage cash flows.

The Trump effect: Can businesses hedge against the US-UK “special relationship”?

The Trump effect: Can businesses hedge against the US-UK “special relationship”?

As Trump gets a taste for bilateral trade with the U.K., we explore how corporates can gain from spikes in sterling against the dollar, while minimizing inevitable falls as Brexit negotiations bite.

Payments Perspectives: Volatility Weighing on Mexico’s Peso

Payments Perspectives: Volatility Weighing on Mexico’s Peso

In the weeks after the U.S. election, Mexico’s peso took a hit over uncertainty about the country’s relationship with key trade partners--especially its northern neighbor. This could be a good time for financial professionals at multinationals exposed to the peso to assess exchange rate risk as it relates to payments and transfer activity. We examine the currency’s recent volatility and offers suggestions to better manage payments in the face of these uncertainties.

In the eye of the storm: Managing payments for a volatility-bound Euro

In the eye of the storm: Managing payments for a volatility-bound Euro

In the shadow of Brexit and the US election, the Euro has been a beacon of stability. But, with geopolitical unrest and QE from the ECB potentially triggering a turbulent patch for the currency, we examine how multinational companies can manage their payments in the face of this uncertainty.

Payments Perspectives: In Trump’s Victory, A Vote for the Dollar

Payments Perspectives: In Trump’s Victory, A Vote for the Dollar

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.

Managing Corporate Currency Risk: The Road Ahead for Treasury Specialists

Managing Corporate Currency Risk: The Road Ahead for Treasury Specialists

Already stretched to their limits in the face of multi-currency volatility, corporate treasury specialists will see little reprieve ahead as macroeconomic uncertainty continues. Having recently provided guidance on general FX best practices for corporate treasurers, this installment focuses on how specialists can enhance their FX risk management efforts in the months ahead.