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ChathamDirect financial risk management platform

Summary

You can run your financial risk management program more quickly, confidently, and cost effectively with ChathamDirect, Chatham's end-to-end SaaS solution.

Strategy requires insight

Your treasury risk system should go beyond automating processes — it should enable all your risk management objectives. With ChathamDirect, you gain big-picture visibility into your hedging program with instant insight into cash flow forecasts, balance sheet exposures, hedge requests, and more, so you can:

  • Easily analyze risks and compare against your objectives

  • View recommended trades based on your risk management objectives

  • Streamline your program with straight-through processing

  • Demonstrate program impacts with enhanced management reporting

ChathamDirect makes it easy to manage your exposures, hedging policies, execution, valuations, and hedge accounting compliance. A streamlined workflow, complete post-trade automation, and robust exposure analytics make it the preferred tool for global treasury teams.

3 asset classes overview dashboard

Capture and analyze FX exposures

Easily gather and consolidate cash flow forecasts and balance sheet exposures from your global business units to streamline your processes. ChathamDirect’s SaaS platform lets you view and analyze your total exposure anywhere, at any time.

Cash flow hedges and exposures dashboard

Validate exposures and view hedge coverage

Quickly validate the accuracy of your exposure data and compare hedge coverage to policy to see the current state of your hedging program. Configure the view of your data and compare against previous forecasts and balances.

FX Cash flow exposures vs hedges

Make better hedging decisions

Easily analyze exposure at both the currency and operational level. ChathamDirect’s workflow and analysis tools will recommend hedges to help you meet hedging policy targets.

FX Cash Flow Forecast Accuracy

Capture trade requests

Trade requests can be queued as part of your approval process so you can make sure you’re getting local entities the hedges they need. A simple review and approval process gets you to hedge execution quickly.

Trade drilldown view

Execute hedges

Straight-through processing provides seamless integration into major trading portals for error-free hedge execution. Executed trades are pulled back into ChathamDirect automatically.

hatham Direct Integrated Technology

Manage the trade lifecycle

Manage confirmations, inter-company trades, valuations and settlements. Trades in ChathamDirect are valued automatically using integrated market data.

Automate hedge accounting

ChathamDirect simplifies hedge accounting with streamlined workflows and predefined treatments. Automated period-end processes put you in “review mode” saving you time and effort.

Accounting dashboard

Access flexible reporting

In addition to on-screen dashboard and analytics, ChathamDirect’s flexible report builder formats your data to give you real-time visibility into your hedging program. Report packages and favorites quickly give you a complete view of your portfolio.

Hedge Accounting Report

Explain FX results

ChathamDirect helps explain unexpected FX gains and losses in your balance sheet hedging program. Quickly understand the effectiveness of your risk management program and share results with stakeholders.

Count on a secure, accessible platform

ChathamDirect is committed to providing the most accessible and secure experience possible. With an historical up-time average of 99.9% and using the latest industry-standard encryption methods including TLS 1.2 and AES-256, your hedging program is always up and running.

Benefit from a unique, integrated model

ChathamDirect is built and supported by financial risk experts who can configure it to seamlessly integrate with your existing platforms and processes. With Chatham’s unique mix of advisory, operational support, and technology, you can access all the services required to run an effective risk management process: treasury risk advisory, hedging, hedge accounting, valuations, compliance, technology, reporting, and more. Select just the resources you need and then scale up or down as your needs change.


Ready to talk about automating your risk management program?

If financial risk management is a meaningful part of your treasury program, we should talk.
Contact us now to schedule a demo of ChathamDirect.