Foreign Exchange

The Allure and Pitfalls of Natural Hedging

The Allure and Pitfalls of Natural Hedging

This article was written by HedgeFlows As finance managers, directors and business owners tap-dance their way around the whims of the international currency market, the term ‘natural hedging’ serenades as a harmonious solution for currency management. It’s appealing, it’s suave, and it puts up a dazzling front of cost-savings—yet, as we slip behind the curtains,…

Interconnected Markets and Cash Flow Hedging Agility

Interconnected Markets and Cash Flow Hedging Agility

This article is written by GPS Capital Markets Each morning, as I walk through the GPS headquarters in Salt Lake City, breaking news plays on flat screens lining the area where account executives and other members of the GPS team work. Whether it’s a natural disaster, international conflict, or trade agreement, being in an FX…

FX Hedging is not Gambling

This article was written by HedgeFlows Many finance professionals in small corporations find dealing with foreign currencies quite challenging. Surprisingly, only 4% of UK SME exporters hedge their currency risks, while some businesses still consider FX forwards to be a form of gambling. This raises a question: why do most major corporations adopt FX hedging…

FXBEACON: FOSTERING DEVELOPMENTAL RELATIONSHIPS IN BUSINESS: A HOLISTIC APPROACH

This article is written by GPS Capital Markets My wife loves to explore the world. Anyone who has gone on an adventure with us knows that my wife’s trips are always outstanding. My trips, on the other hand, are usually all about business and developing relationships with people around the world. A few years ago, we visited Notre Dame in Paris. We took a behind-the-scenes tour of the restoration work being…

FXBEACON: 75 HARD, 100% SMART: CURRENCY HEDGING LESSONS FROM MY “75 HARD” JOURNEY

Imagine that at the beginning of July, you decided to join me on a personal journey. To transform physically and mentally by taking on the “75 Hard” fitness and mental wellness challenge (which I started 66 days ago). For those who are not familiar, “75 Hard” consists of 5 daily challenges: A) Two 45-minute workouts…

Balancing Innovation with Fundamentals for Lasting Value

In the always-changing world of finance and treasury management, the landscape is constantly changing with new technologies and trends. As a treasurer, you’re inundated with terminology and buzzwords. Yet you may find yourself unsure of how to effectively leverage these tools to drive value for your organization. If you’ve ever felt this way, rest assured,…

Getting to Know the Animal of your Corporate FX Risk

This article is written by GPS Capital Markets Over history, people have developed systems for measuring time and keeping track of information. From cataloging the patterns in the night sky—like constellations—to creating educational anecdotes to pass on wisdom about life, love, or economics—like fables or parables—many of these metaphorical systems have featured animals. Like in…

Understanding Currency Exposure: 7 Essential Terms you should Know

This article is written by GPS Capital Markets Imagine you are part of the finance department of an artisan chocolate producer in the UK. Renowned for its premium products, and your small to medium-sized enterprise (SME). Then you decide to import macadamia nuts from Hawaii to bring an great flair to its product offering. The…

FX RISK AND CURRENCY MARKETS IN A US ELECTION YEAR

FX RISK AND CURRENCY MARKETS IN A US ELECTION YEAR

This article is written by GPS® Capital Markets Download Article Once every four years, the world witnesses a highly anticipated event: the US presidential elections, yet the influence of these elections on currency markets and associated FX risk begins well before November 5th. This holds especially true in 2024, which will see both current US…

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