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White Paper

Deal-contingent hedging

July 5, 2019


This white paper reports and analyses the key UK real estate debt market trends over last 24 months up to June 2019.

Key takeaways

  • Understand the mechanics of deal-contingent hedging.
  • Latest trends and examples of how deal-contingent hedges are applied in practice.

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With market volatility hitting the headlines and the geopolitical landscape seemingly changing every week, risk management is once more at the forefront of every CFO’s mind.

One instrument that has become an established part of any financial risk management toolbox is the deal-contingent hedge. Deal-contingent hedging emerged in the early 2000s as an efficient way of mitigating the FX risk associated with the time between the signing and closing of a cross-border M&A transaction. Over the last five years deal-contingent hedges have evolved further, becoming a popular choice for hedging not only FX risk but also interest rates, inflation, and even commodities.

About the author


This material has been created by Chatham Financial Europe, Ltd. and is intended for a non-U.S. audience. Chatham Financial Europe, Ltd. is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority of the United Kingdom with reference number 197251.