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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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    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.

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    Corporates
    Post Date
    Nov 16, 2020
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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
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    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.

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    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.

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    Corporates
    Post Date
    Nov 9, 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.

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    Corporates
    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.

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    Corporates
    Post Date
    Nov 1, 2020
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    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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    Market Update

    The rise of volatility, rates, and COVID-19 cases

    As the weather cools and we move into the last week of election fervor, an interesting dichotomy emerges. While initial jobless claims and unemployment seem headed in a positive direction, new COVID cases are near all-time highs foretelling a return to interest rate and currency market volatility.

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    Corporates
    Post Date
    Oct 26, 2020
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    Market Update

    Equities volatility amid recovery fears, stalled stimulus

    Renewed lockdowns in many regions sent equities downward for most of last week as concerns of a brutal second wave of COVID-19 rose.

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    Corporates
    Post Date
    Oct 19, 2020
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    ChathamDirect October product update

    To deliver on the advantages clients gain from our seamless integration of advisory, operations, and technology, the ChathamDirect team continually enhances our platform, streamlining the way users manage their exposures, hedging policies, execution, valuations, and hedge accounting.

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    Corporates
    Post Date
    Oct 13, 2020
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    Market Update

    Markets on a seesaw

    Last week was dominated by headlines and tweets regarding the progress and potential for Congress to pass an additional fiscal stimulus package. Sentiments swinging between optimism and pessimism throughout the week had a dramatic impact on rates, currencies, and commodities.

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    Corporates
    Post Date
    Oct 13, 2020
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    Webinar

    Financial Risk Management Priorities for 2021

    Treasury teams face a new landscape for 2021, which impacts forecast certainty, capital structure, and priorities. Companies are evaluating budgets, cash needs, and automation to drive efficiency. This session will outline areas to address now to prepare for managing financial risk in 2021.

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    Corporates
  • Article

    How to increase FX hedging capacity while maintaining hedge accounting

    In times of high FX volatility and economic uncertainty, companies can employ strategies to hedge more exposure economically while still qualifying for hedge accounting. Ryan Boos shares how Nike gained flexibility and increased hedge accounting capacity.

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    Corporates
  • Article

    3 steps: How CIOs can use accounting and operations to prepare for yield-enhancing investment opportunities

    Amid market volatility and all-time low interest rates, insurance CIOs can position their organizations to act and execute on yield-enhancing investment opportunities by preparing strategies, technical capabilities, and operational processes in advance.

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    Insurance
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    Markets balance tension between optimism and looming uncertainty

    Marking the first monthly decline since March, September saw a 3.9% contraction in the S&P 500 index, as equity investors faced labor market weakness, impasse on further fiscal stimulus, and the specter of a contested presidential election.

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    Corporates
    Post Date
    Oct 5, 2020
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    Webinar

    Conducting a Holistic Diagnosis of Your FX Hedging Program

    We will provide a blueprint for maximizing the return of your FX hedging program by using data-driven decisions to set up an effective program, increasing operational efficiencies, automating manual processes, streamlining accounting workflows, and communicating meaningful reporting to stakeholders.

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    Corporates
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    Market Update

    Rates remain relatively range bound and CARES Act discussions pick up

    Fed Chair Jerome Powell testified before Congress twice this week on the CARES act, commenting that, while the economy has been doing better than expected, there is risk that growth will slow if an additional relief package is not agreed upon.

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    Corporates
    Post Date
    Sep 28, 2020
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    Hedging future fixed-rate debt

    Many organizations are taking advantage of low long-term rates by locking in rates on future fixed-rate debt issuances. Companies pursuing this strategy should be prepared to navigate the complexities of trade structure, accounting, and market pricing for this approach.

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    Corporates
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    Enhanced management reporting dashboards: three key benefits for financial risk management

    To inform strategic and tactical decision making, treasury teams must capture and aggregate data from across the organization. Enhanced management reporting provides a relevant graphical overview of your risk management program, enabling you to dive into details and take appropriate next steps.

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    Corporates
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