Treasury

FX Budget Rates: Confident Becomes You

FX Budget Rates: Confident Becomes You

Treasurers and risk managers who’ve been around the block recognize that fluctuating market rates rapidly affect their ability to capture that rate.

This article focuses on how you can set budget rates and align your FX strategy to increase confidence that your company will convert its forecast exposures at the budgeted conversion rate.

A Dose of Reality: Rethinking FX Budget Rates

A Dose of Reality: Rethinking FX Budget Rates

We all daydream of winning the Publishers Clearing House Sweepstakes. A cushion of $25,000 per month would go a long way to pay bills, save money for rainy days, and build a retirement nest egg. Alas, the probability of such a stroke of luck is miniscule. 

Five Things the Markets are Talking About: Monday, January 29

Five Things the Markets are Talking About: Monday, January 29

On Wednesday, the Federal Open Market Committee gathers for Chair Janet Yellen’s final meeting on interest rates before her term ends. It's also jobs week in the U.S. and employers are expected to have added more jobs in January than previous months.

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?

FX in the Age of Central Bank Activism: What have we Learned?

FX in the Age of Central Bank Activism: What have we Learned?

We take a look back at this blog series that tackles the increasing role of Central Banks and what challenges treasurers, CFOs, and financial professionals might face.

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?

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?

Five Things The Markets Are Talking About: Monday, March 20

Five Things The Markets Are Talking About: Monday, March 20

Market volatility remains low across markets as dealers and investors attempt to evaluate how sustainable the hopeful global economic recovery is.

Five Things The Markets Are Talking About: Thursday January 5, 2017

Five Things The Markets Are Talking About: Thursday January 5, 2017

Fed minutes released yesterday revealed that apart from a unanimous agreement to raise interest rates for the first time in a decade last month, the committee expressed concerns as to the results of future Trump policies, with a view to maintain a “wait-and-see approach.”

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.

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.

Five Things The Markets Are Talking About: Thursday December 8, 2016

Five Things The Markets Are Talking About: Thursday December 8, 2016

Can Draghi afford to rock the boat today given what’s happened in Italy and what’s going on with the banks? The case for the ECB leaving policy unchanged centers around politics. 

Volatility Guide To International Payments and FX Risk Management

Volatility Guide To International Payments and FX Risk Management

This report will cover how to manage FX risks that come with international payments as well as best practices for choosing the right FX payment provider for your company.

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.