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November 2009 2 Min Read

Standardisation and Organisation of Derivatives Markets: some necessary limits

Standardisation and Organisation of Derivatives Markets: some necessary limits by Olivier Bornecque,  Chairman, AFTE – The French Association of Corporate Treasurers Improving and better regulating the OTC derivatives market is the order of the day. The idea...

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October 2009 7 Min Read

To Hedge or Not To Hedge

To Hedge or Not To Hedge – Raw material price management and added value from treasury by Wolfgang Frontzek,  Director of Group Treasury/Corporate Finance, Wilo In recent years, commodities buyers have had to cope with extreme price increases and price...

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July 2009 6 Min Read

A Treasurers’ Dilemma

A Treasurers’ Dilemma – How to manage economic and accounting impacts of hedging and funding activities by Jonathan Chesebrough, Head of Risk & Accounting Advisory at RBS Global Banking and Markets and Colin McKee, Risk & Accounting Advisory, RBS Global...

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June 2009 6 Min Read

Managing Financial Risk during Market Turbulence

Managing Financial Risk during Market Turbulence An Interview with Wayne Read, Partner, Financial Risk Management, KPMG What risk management and hedge accounting issues do you see CFOs and treasurers facing in the current climate? In Australia, as in many other parts...

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June 2009 7 Min Read

39 Steps: Behind the Curtain

39 Steps: Behind the Curtain by Francois Masquelier, Head of Treasury, Corporate Finance and ERM, RTL Group, and Honorary Chairman, EACT Bankers recently criticised accounting rules, blaming them for deepening the financial crisis. Can an accounting standard be...

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June 2009 12 Min Read

Market Volatility and Financial Covenants

Market Volatility and Financial Covenants by Stephen Walter, Structurer, Commerzbank Corporates and Markets The financial markets tumult has left many corporates facing a series of challenging decisions; arguably none more so than the negotiation of funding or the...

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June 2009 9 Min Read

A Year in Risk Management

A Year in Risk Management by Ashish Advani, Director, Derivatives, Royal Caribbean International About Royal Caribbean International Royal Caribbean International (RCL) was founded in 1969 and now has a fleet of 39 ships with a capacity of 78,650 passengers. The cruise...

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June 2009 5 Min Read

A Practical Approach to Risk Management at Microsoft

A Practical Approach to Risk Management at Microsoft An Interview with Patrick Boyer, Group Manager, Treasury Controllers Group, Microsoft Treasury In this interview, we discuss with Patrick Boyer, Group Manager, Treasury Controllers Group how Microsoft has addressed...

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June 2009 6 Min Read

When is a Derivative Not a Derivative?

When is a Derivative Not a Derivative? by Mark Kirkland, Vice President Treasury, Bombardier Transportation. The answer is: of course, when it’s an embedded derivative (at least sometimes)! I am, of course, talking about foreign currency contracts with suppliers and...

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June 2009 3 Min Read

Ensuring Compliance in Hedge Accounting at RSA

Ensuring Compliance in Hedge Accounting at RSA by Daniel Ferguson, Treasury Manager, Group Corporate Centre, RSA RSA Group has a proud heritage dating back almost 300 years. The current company structure was created in 1996, following the merger of two of the largest...

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June 2009 12 Min Read

From US GAAP to IFRS – Treasurers Beware

From US GAAP to IFRS – Treasurers Beware by Sebastian di Paola, Partner and Michiel Mannaerts, Senior Manager, PricewaterhouseCoopers SA, Switzerland Introduction As most readers will be aware, the accounting rules for financial instruments under IFRS originated from...

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June 2009 4 Min Read

Debt Simplification and Increased Risk Complexity at Mitsubishi Corporation Finance PLC

Debt Simplification and Increased Risk Complexity at Mitsubishi Corporation Finance PLC by Alnoor Visram, General Manager – Finance and Operations, Mitsubishi Corporation Finance PLC Treasury Organisation Founded in 1950, Mitsubishi Corporation has become...

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