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    Chatham Financial wins Risk Management Advisory Firm of the Year at GlobalCapital Awards

    On 23 September 2020, Chatham Financial was announced Risk Management Advisory Firm of the Year at the GlobalCapital 2020 Global Derivatives Awards.

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    Corporates
    Post Date
    Sep 24, 2020
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    Maximizing flexibility and continuity in treasury operations

    Business continuity looms large for corporations in today’s market. Treasury teams must preserve liquidity and ensure operational continuity amid shifting priorities. Working with lean teams, companies must avoid operational risk due to key person risk, remote trading, or inefficiency.

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    Corporates
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    Hedging GBP currency risk through Brexit

    This piece examines what currency movements are telling us about Brexit risk, and provides a look back at milestones over the past three years. Hedging GBP risk is not just about fixing a forward rate; a more flexible approach and adoption of hybrid tools can provide optimal protection.

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    Real Estate
    Post Date
    Sep 21, 2020
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    Market Update

    Fed meeting: Volatility continues

    The Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) met on Wednesday, September 16, 2020. Chairman Powell emphasized the Committee’s focus on achieving an inflation rate that averages 2 percent over a longer time horizon.

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    Corporates
    Post Date
    Sep 21, 2020
  • Article

    Enhanced management reporting for hedge accounting

    Communicate your hedge accounting program clearly and concisely to stakeholders.

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    Corporates
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    Market Update

    FX volatility continues amidst a tepid economic recovery

    As summer ended, we saw several market and economic headlines that treasury teams should carefully monitor as their organizations plan for 2021. The euro and British pound continued to experience heightened volatility, while the VIX spiked and crude oil broke down following a pretty placid summer.

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    Corporates
    Post Date
    Sep 14, 2020
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    Market Update

    Equities drop sharply off record highs

    Equity markets saw continued growth early in the week, with the Nasdaq and S&P 500 reaching all-time highs on September 2. However, Thursday saw a massive sell-off led by the tech industry, signaling that investors are growing wary of record stock valuations against weak macroeconomic fundamentals.

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    Corporates
    Post Date
    Sep 8, 2020
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    How to use extend and blend interest rate swaps to optimize your hedging program

    Following the steep drop in USD interest rates, many swaps became significant liabilities. Companies can consider an extend-and-blend strategy, which reduces their swap rate to lower cash interest expense and extends hedge coverage by several years.

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    Corporates
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    Market Update

    Farewell to the Fed’s Goldilocks approach to inflation targeting

    As we close out summer and brace for cooler weather, the Federal Reserve opened a new chapter on Thursday in its approach to monetary policy. They will shy away from the famed Goldilocks approach to managing inflation and articulated a new way of responding to economic challenges facing our economy.

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    Corporates
    Post Date
    Aug 31, 2020
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    Market Update

    Jobless claims again surpass one million and Fed delays identifying targets

    Volatility is expected as the market reacts to initial jobless claims, consumer confidence numbers, and the Republican National Convention. While existing home sales beat expectations, jobless claims once again exceeded one million and the Fed pushed back the timing of its forward guidance targets.

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    Corporates
    Post Date
    Aug 24, 2020
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    Managing foreign currency risk: Why some companies hedge more than others

    Chatham Financial’s benchmarking study assessed the risk management practices of U.S. corporations and found that, while FX risk was the second most common type of financial risk faced after interest rate risk, more companies choose to hedge and manage FX risk.

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    Corporates
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    Market Update

    Stocks shine and safe havens lose their luster

    A week that began with confidence that Congress would pass another round of fiscal stimulus provided a catalyst for investors to move from safe havens, like bonds and precious metals, into equities.

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    Corporates
    Post Date
    Aug 17, 2020
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    Webinar

    Strategic Considerations for Cross-Currency Swaps

    Corporations use cross-currency swaps to align their capital structure and mitigate FX risk when financing foreign acquisitions, and to achieve lower effective interest rates. Using case studies, this webinar will cover the fundamentals of cross-currency swaps, including the benefits and challenges.

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    Corporates
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    Market Update

    Employment gains while low rates remain

    While the employment data showed optimism, Treasury yields reflect limited expectations of economic growth and inflation. In this low rate environment, corporates continue to employ extend-and-blend structures for previously hedged floating rate debt and forward hedging of future fixed rate debt.

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    Corporates
    Post Date
    Aug 10, 2020
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    Webinar

    Automation and Efficiency in Treasury

    Learn which areas can be optimized through new technology tools and operating workflows. Whether it’s reaching a faster close or creating better integration between different platforms, there are many potential opportunities for treasury management to drive efficiencies.

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    Corporates
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    Designation strategies using simplified documentation could make hedge accounting more complicated

    Companies must understand the facts and circumstances in which documenting and applying a simplified hedge accounting approach is appropriate or risk invalidating the hedging relationship.

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    Corporates
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    Webinar

    Semiannual Market Update for Corporations

    In this installment of Chatham’s semiannual market update webinar series, we will examine current market conditions, economic drivers and indicators, recent communication from the Fed, and potential strategies corporations can employ to manage financial risk in the current environment.

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    Corporates
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    The true cost of hedging

    Ensuring an effective, compliant hedging program means assessing both visible and hidden costs across all hedging activities, including strategy and pricing, legal and regulatory, and accounting.

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    Corporates
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    Interest rate swap pricing: pulling back the curtain on syndication

    To choose the best interest rate hedging strategy, understand the pros and cons of derivative syndication as opposed to competitive auctions, direct negotiation and other alternatives.

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    Corporates
  • Guide

    Strategic opportunities under the revised hedge accounting standard

    The new hedge accounting guidance expands the strategies that qualify for hedge accounting and introduces new opportunities for companies to mitigate earnings volatility.

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    Corporates
  • Guide

    ChathamDirect financial risk management platform

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

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    Corporates
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    COVID-19 impacts on future debt issuances

    Driven by the COVID-19 pandemic, U.S. Treasury rates reached all-time lows. Treasurers can take advantage by swapping floating rate debt to fixed and hedging future debt issuances out as far as two years.

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    Corporates
    Post Date
    Jun 25, 2020
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    Hedging and COVID-19: 3 key considerations

    Corporations managing financial risk in today's volatile market should consider increasing their fixed-rate debt percentage, adopting enhanced hedge accounting approaches, and addressing rate-floor mismatches.

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    Corporates
    Post Date
    Jun 25, 2020
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    Reducing the impact of forecast errors

    Forecasts for many companies have significantly changed, therefore impacting both FX and commodity hedging programs, and the accounting for these programs.

    Category
    Corporates
    Post Date
    Jun 25, 2020
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