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    Market Update

    Vaccine progress pushes equities higher

    In a holiday-shortened week, the major U.S. equity indices moved higher with the Dow Jones Industrial Average surpassing the psychologically significant 30,000 level at one point amid a deluge of economic data releases, positive vaccine developments, and rising COVID-19 cases in the U.S.

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    Financial Institutions
    Post Date
    Nov 30, 2020
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    Market Update

    Vaccine optimism fuels risk asset growth while rates remain rangebound

    As of noon on November 30, global stock markets exhibited record growth during the month of November, fueled by successive vaccine announcements being queued up for emergency approval by the U.S. Government.

    Category
    Corporates
    Post Date
    Nov 30, 2020
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    Market Update

    Virus surges, restrictions return

    The major U.S. equity indices ended the week mixed with the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P 500 drifting lower and the Nasdaq inching higher amid mixed economic data, surging COVID-19 cases in the U.S., and encouraging vaccine developments from Pfizer and Moderna.

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    Financial Institutions
    Post Date
    Nov 23, 2020
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    Market Update

    COVID-19 cases and restrictions weigh on economic data

    The market’s focus last week continued to laser in on all things coronavirus related. While investors applauded positive vaccine news out of Moderna and Pfizer early in the week, the continued surge in cases and increasing levels of restrictions weighed down on economic data as the week progressed.

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    Corporates
    Post Date
    Nov 23, 2020
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    Webinar

    Market Update: Strategies for Volatile Markets Q4 2020

    Our experts examine the factors driving the markets and discuss the balance sheet risk management strategies being implemented by financial institutions. We will share perspective on the interest rate risk management concerns by reviewing the challenges and opportunities in today’s volatile market.

    Category
    Financial Institutions
  • Guide

    The components of FX option pricing

    An FX option is an insurance policy on an exchange rate. Its pricing is determined by factors including time to expiry, strike rate, and volatility of the underlying currency pair.

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    Real Estate
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    Market Update

    Vaccine news makes headlines, and the Fed issues its Financial Stability Report

    The S&P 500 reached a historic high after news of a potential COVID-19 vaccine. However, those gains were erased as new infections surged. Fed Chairman Jerome Powell said that despite a potential vaccine, the U.S. economy will likely need additional support from Congress.

    Category
    Corporates
    Post Date
    Nov 16, 2020
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    Market Update

    Vaccine developments improve sentiment

    The major U.S. equity indices ended the week mixed with the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P 500 moving higher and the Nasdaq heading lower amid rapidly rising COVID-19 cases in the U.S., mixed economic data updates, and encouraging COVID-19 vaccine developments.

    Category
    Financial Institutions
    Post Date
    Nov 16, 2020
  • Guide

    Establishing a risk policy framework

    The world is full of market and political shocks. Their timing/impact on markets are difficult to predict. Implementing a risk management policy and reviewing it regularly allows you to understand your material risk exposures, and how to control those risks based on predefined policy parameters.

    Category
    Real Estate
    Post Date
    Nov 13, 2020
  • Guide

    Purchase price allocations in times of uncertainty

    The purchase price allocation is a critical audit matter in accounting for a new acquisition. Amid a recession, the valuation of the land, building improvements, and leases in place of an asset requires abundant testing and reconciliation to ensure the conclusions reflect fair market value.

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    Real Estate
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    Webinar

    LIBOR Transition: Key Action Items for Corporates

    Join us for a panel discussion on the LIBOR transition, covering the economic, accounting, and operational implications of LIBOR fallback language and the developing SOFR market, with an emphasis on the next steps corporates should — and should not — move to the top of their priority lists.

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    Corporates
  • Article

    Recent Fed activity and its impact on corporate hedging

    Several Fed actions support low short-term rates for the next few years. Despite this expected rate stability, corporates should understand the nuances within these actions, the implications of possible future Fed activity, and the hedging strategies that apply in this environment.

    Category
    Corporates
    Post Date
    Nov 9, 2020
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    Market Update

    Markets lurch higher on tight presidential election

    As Tuesday’s election left both parties anxiously awaiting final vote counts, the American public had to wait almost four days after polls closed to learn that Joe Biden was projected to be the 46th President of the United States.

    Category
    Corporates
    Post Date
    Nov 9, 2020
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    Market Update

    Equities higher after close U.S. presidential election

    The major U.S. equity indices marched higher last week, snapping a two-week stretch of declines and marking the best weekly performance since April, as investors digested a deluge of economic data releases, the U.S. presidential election, third-quarter corporate earnings, and rising COVID-19 cases.

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    Nov 9, 2020
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    Article

    SONIA monthly transaction activity — October 2020

    Each month, our team discusses the current state of GBP LIBOR and SONIA markets, exploring both the performance of the rates as well as the borrowing and hedging markets that surround them.

    Category
    Real Estate
    Post Date
    Nov 2, 2020
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    Article

    SOFR monthly transaction activity — October 2020

    Each month, our team reviews and discusses the current state of USD LIBOR and SOFR markets, exploring the performance of the indexes as well as the borrowing and derivatives markets around them.

    Category
    Real Estate
    Post Date
    Nov 2, 2020
  • Article

    LIBOR transition: 3 key focus areas may require immediate actions from corporates

    Two key events in the transition from LIBOR occurred during October and could affect your organization’s existing derivatives and debt portfolios. This article outlines the accounting and operational impacts of these milestones as well as immediate actions that you should consider taking.

    Category
    Corporates
    Post Date
    Nov 2, 2020
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    Market Update

    France, Germany, and the UK announce lockdowns

    The major U.S. equity indices moved lower last week, notching a second consecutive week of declines and marking the worst weekly performance since March, as rising COVID-19 cases in the U.S. and Europe coupled with news of renewed lockdowns in France, Germany, and the UK soured investor sentiment.

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    Nov 2, 2020
  • Market Update

    What is Modern Monetary Theory?

    With government debt levels reaching new highs relative to GDP, and deficits ballooning, now seems an appropriate time to examine Modern Monetary Theory (MMT). This piece aims to provide a high-level overview of MMT and discusses some of its claims.

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    Real Estate
    Post Date
    Nov 2, 2020
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    Market Update

    Equities tumble ahead of election

    Amid uncertainty around the election and an increase in daily COVID-19 cases, the three major equity indices all fell considerably this past week. The Dow Jones took the biggest hit, dropping 6.47%, while the S&P 500 dropped 5.64% and the Nasdaq dropped 5.51%.

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    Corporates
    Post Date
    Nov 2, 2020
  • Article

    3 key benefits to managing your hedging program without spreadsheets

    Treasury organizations can replace manual data manipulation and significantly increase efficiencies through system integrations, which have become drastically easier and more cost-efficient with the advent of APIs and the refinement of SFTP connections.

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    Corporates
  • Article

    Top 10 jobs for automation and efficiency in treasury

    Treasury teams can optimize the financial risk management process through new technology tools and operating workflows. Whether improving exposure forecast visibility, achieving a faster close process, or improving platform integration, many opportunities exist for treasury to drive efficiencies.

    Category
    Corporates
    Post Date
    Nov 1, 2020
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    Article

    Video | ChathamDirect technology explained in 90 seconds

    Expertly handle critical aspects of your corporation's hedging program with one automated solution that supports foreign exchange, interest rate, and commodity hedging. View your risks holistically and instantly access your cash flow forecasts, balance sheet exposures, hedge requests, and more.

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    Corporates
  • Article

    Video | Hear what clients are saying about Chatham Financial

    Chatham's team of passionate experts brings a best-in-class hedging strategy and technology platform to corporations — supporting you every step of the way. Hear what senior treasury professionals from JBT, Installed Building Products, and NuSkin are saying about us.

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    Corporates
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