US Corporates Exploiting Global Low Rates
By John Hintze, iTreasurer
September 23, 2016

Amol Dhargalkar, managing director of Chatham Financial’s Global Corporate Sector, noted significant advantages in terms of hedging cash flows, since issuing in Swiss francs, for example, enables a company to “soak up earnings” of Swiss assets from a cash flow standpoint. “You don’t have to worry about the cash just sitting there, or repatriation issues,” he said, noting, however, that shifts in the franc’s value will still be reflected on financial statements through translation impacts.

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