February 3, 2016 | 2 – 3PM ET | 1 hour | Online | by Chatham Financial | Recording Available


The first two weeks of market movements in 2016 have been more volatile than anything we’ve seen since the financial crisis. With China slowing, commodities falling, the dollar strengthening, and the Fed tightening, are you prepared for 2016?

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In this installment of Chatham’s semi-annual market update webinar series, we will examine communications from the Fed along with current market conditions, drivers, and indicators. We will also cover general hedging philosophies and specific tactics that companies are utilizing to mitigate their financial risks, such as the advantages and disadvantages of swaps vs caps and understanding how to evaluate using currency forwards against using currency options in today’s environment.


In this webinar, Chatham will cover the following learning objectives:
– Gain a practical understanding of economic drivers currently impacting today’s markets
– Understand principles behind some standard market components and indicators
– Gather insights on some possible strategies for financial risk management


Amol DhargalkarAmol Dhargalkar is a Managing Director and member of Chatham’s Operating Committee. He leads the Global Corporate Sector serving public and private corporations focusing on interest rate, foreign currency and commodity risk management. He joined Chatham in 2001 and launched its Corporate Sector offerings in 2007. Amol has advised a broad spectrum of public and privately held companies as well as corporate private equity sponsors on the structuring, implementation, and accounting of their risk management programs totaling more than US $500 billion in hedged notional. Amol graduated from Pennsylvania State University with a BS in Chemical Engineering and a BS in Economics. He also received his MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania where he was a Palmer Scholar.


Kris BarberKris Barber works in Chatham’s Hedge Advisory group advising private real estate companies in the western US. He is returning to the capital markets after spending five years as a college football coach, most recently with Yale University. Prior to his time as a coach, Kris spent nine years in investment banking and capital markets, including positions at Capmark and George K. Baum & Company where he provided derivatives advisory, structuring and execution services for commercial real-estate, not-for-profit and municipal clients. He graduated with a BA in Economics from Yale.