Archive for the ‘_chatham_news’ Category

Risk Management: Commodity Hedging at the Beginning

Thursday, July 3rd, 2014
Risk Management: Commodity Hedging at the Beginning
By iTreasurer
July 03, 2014
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“Still, according to 2013 study by Chatham Financial only about half of companies with interest-rate, FX or commodity exposures use derivative hedges.”
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International Financing Review: Corporates feel regulatory bite

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014
Corporates feel regulatory bite
By International Financing Review
June 28 – July 4, 2014
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“Many banks are rejecting clients that ask the bank to take the reporting responsibility, and even when banks are willing to take on the job, the corporation still has the ultimate legal liability, making many corporates uncomfortable delegating reporting responsibility,” said Luke Zubrod, director at Chatham Financial. “This has put many corporates in a bind; some are still struggling to come into compliance.”

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Regulators to Issue Corporate Margin Requirements Soon

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014
Regulators to Issue Corporate Margin Requirements Soon
By John Hintze
June 23, 2014
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“In the meantime, talk is circulating that the long dormant regulatory proposal’s revival may be imminent. Luke Zubrod, a director at Chatham Financial, said US regulators will likely change the proposal to resemble more closely the recommendations issued by the Working Group on Margin Requirements (WGMR), which was formed in 2011 by the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (BCBS) and the International Organizations of Securities Commissions (IOSCO). For example, US regulators proposed separate margin requirements for high-risk and low-risk financial end users, whereas the WGMR recommended only one.”
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Video: REITs Adapting to Feds Tapering

Thursday, May 15th, 2014
REIT.com
Derivatives Specialist Says REITs Adapting to Fed’s Tapering
By Allen Kenney
May 15, 2014

Luke Zubrod, director of derivatives regulatory advisory services with Chatham Financial, joined REIT.com for a video interview at REITWise 2014: NAREIT’s Law, Accounting and Finance Conference held in Boca Raton, Fla. View Video Part 1 – Capital Structures or View Video Part 2 – Fed Tapering

Project Gemini Reaches Financial Close

Thursday, May 15th, 2014
Project Gemini Reaches Financial Close
Largest European Offshore Wind Financing To Date
May 14, 2014

Project Gemini is pleased to announce that it has placed all of the €2.8 billion of equity and debt required for the project. Gemini will be the largest offshore wind farm in the North Sea, which has one of the strongest and most reliable wind resources in the world. Project Gemini was advised by Green Giraffe Energy Bankers (financial advisor), Clifford Chance LLP, Amsterdam (legal advisor), AON Risk Solutions (risk management and insurance), Loyens & Loeff (tax) and Chatham Financial (hedging).
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Mike Bontrager Named EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Award – Regional Finalist

Thursday, May 1st, 2014
EY: Mike Bontrager Named EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Award – Regional Finalist
May 1, 2014

“Each year the most successful and innovative entrepreneurs vie for the most prestigious honor in this class — the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Award. From an outstanding field of nominations, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Award Greater Philadelphia program proudly salutes the 2014 finalists. These entrepreneurs most successfully embody these qualities and spirit.” Read More

VIDEO: Analyst Says REITs’ Capital Structures Appropriately Leveraged

Wednesday, April 30th, 2014
REIT.com
Analyst Says REITs’ Capital Structures Appropriately Leveraged
By Allen Kenney
April 29, 2014

Luke Zubrod, director of derivatives regulatory advisory services with Chatham Financial, joined REIT.com for a video interview at REITWise 2014: NAREIT’s Law, Accounting and Finance Conference held in Boca Raton, Fla. View Video Part 1 – Capital Structures or View Video Part 2 – Fed Tapering

Risk: US regional banks prepare for rising rates

Thursday, April 24th, 2014
US regional banks prepare for rising rates
By Joe Rennison
April 23, 2014
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…”We are seeing a lot more banks hedging, putting on typically pay-fixed interest rate swaps,” says David Sweeney, treasury and hedging adviser at Chatham Financial in Pennsylvania. “A lot of banks are choosing forward-starting swaps because they don’t expect rates to move up for the next 12, 18 or 24 months, so the discussion we have is how high regional banks are prepared to set that pay-fixed rate on a forward-starting swap compared to where a spot-starting swap rate is now.” Read More

Infrasructure Journal: GSIP launches Redexis Gas refinancing bonds

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014
GSIP launches Redexis Gas refinancing bonds
By Infrastructure Journal
March 24, 2014
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…Chatham cited as hedging advisor on Goldman Sachs Infrastructure Partners (GSIP) €2 billion (US$2.75bn) Euro medium-term note programme for its Spanish transmission and distribution operations – Redexis Gas…
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PrecisionLender University – Hedging and Interest Rate Swaps

Thursday, March 20th, 2014
Hedging and Interest Rate Swaps
By Chatham’s Bob Newman
March 19, 2014

…”In this session, we’re joined by Bob Newman from Chatham Financial. Bob shares the ins-and-outs of interest rate swaps and the process of implementing a hedging strategy at your bank.”
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