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January 2011 2 Min Read

TMI Awards 2010: SunGard & IT2 Treasury Solutions

SunGard Companies increasingly view the management of working capital, particularly accounts receivable, as an important measure of a company’s financial health. Historically, these operations have been highly inefficient as a result of the lack of integrated...

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October 2010 9 Min Read

Choosing a Counterparty Bank

Choosing a Counterparty Bank by Jacqui Drew CA (SA), Senior Manager, Financial Instrument Solutions, Deloitte LLP In the current economic environment, addressing the question for corporates of “Who do I transact with?” in respect of derivative transactions...

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October 2010 10 Min Read

Executing the Trade: Controlling the Risk

Executing the Trade: Controlling the Risk by Peter Seward, Vice President of Product Strategy, Reval When executing a derivative trade, there are two major considerations a company needs to think about: who they choose as their bank counterparty and how they are...

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October 2010 6 Min Read

Practical Challenges Relating to Hedge Accounting

Practical Challenges Relating to Hedge Accounting by V. Venkataramanan, Executive Director – Accounting Advisory Services, KPMG Companies in India are moving towards IFRS convergence from April 1 2011. The build-up towards IFRS convergence has been both...

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October 2010 6 Min Read

A Regressive Approach to Hedge Accounting at Novelis

A Regressive Approach to Hedge Accounting at Novelis by Louis W. Edwards, Director, Derivative Accounting and Reporting, Novelis One of the more important decisions to be made during the life of a hedge is how to assess its effectiveness. Both ASC 815 (FAS 133) and IAS...

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October 2010 7 Min Read

Post-Trade Hedge Accounting

Post-Trade Hedge Accounting by Yin Toa Lee, Partner and Leader of Financial Accounting Advisory Services, Ernst & Young, Financial Services, Far East Area Re-designation of non-zero fair value derivatives is one of the most problematic areas in post-trade...

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October 2010 6 Min Read

Post-Trade Management of Derivative Portfolios

Post-Trade Management of Derivative Portfolios by Jean-François Garneau, Director, Head of Financial Risk Management, Bombardier Transportation, Zürich Some people think that risk management decisions are concerned with what happens up to and until a...

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October 2010 6 Min Read

Derivative Risk Management in the Spotlight

Derivative Risk Management in the Spotlight by Jiro Okochi, CEO and Co-Founder, Reval Most practitioners in the art of hedge accounting realise that derivative risk management and hedge accounting are inextricably linked. In fact, with companies facing a difficult mix...

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October 2010 4 Min Read

Managing Exposure at UPS

Managing Exposures at UPS by Jennifer Powers, Americas Region Treasury Manager, UPS As the world’s largest package delivery company, distributing 15 million parcels and serving almost 8 million customers in more than 200 countries every day, UPS’ two...

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October 2010 13 Min Read

Deciding to Hedge

Deciding to Hedge by François Masquelier, Chairman, ATEL This article discusses key strategic thoughts behind deciding when and how to hedge. It addresses the main pitfalls, inherent and new challenges as well as the education of the board and essential internal...

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October 2010 5 Min Read

Son of IAS 39

Son of IAS 39 by François Masquelier, Chairman, ATEL Many treasurers have forgotten that in January 2011 we will celebrate the 10th anniversary of IAS 39. Celebration or funeral? In the last quarter of 2010, the IAS Board is due to publish its new hedge...

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October 2010 6 Min Read

Hedge Accounting Trends in Asia Pacific

Hedge Accounting Trends in Asia Pacific by Nik Tandy, Head of GAAP Solutions, The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation The importance of understanding and managing risk has escalated over the past two years, prompted by the global financial crisis. For companies...

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