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Hedge Accounting

Expertise in structuring and accounting for derivatives to achieve optimal financial statement impact.

A fully outsourced hedge accounting solution for financial institutions, resulting in the optimal financial statement presentation of hedging strategies.

  • Simplify. Free up your resources by partnering with us to manage all aspects of hedge accounting.

  • Be confident. Know that you are fully compliant with U.S., GAAP and IFRS.

  • Diversify. Achieve economic objectives through a variety of hedging options.

  • Stay informed. Access first-hand knowledge of new derivatives standards and pronouncements.

Our hedge accounting expertise

For financial institutions, including banks and credit unions, effective hedge accounting can reduce financial statement volatility. Chatham offers comprehensive consulting, structuring, and documentation of qualifying hedge accounting relationships in accordance with all standards and regulations, including ASC 815 and 820, and new developments like ASU 2017-12 and ASU 2020-04. Our expert services include inception hedge designation memos for any hedge strategy; inception and ongoing effectiveness assessments; auditor support; suggested monthly or quarterly journal entries; SEC 10-K/10-Q filing support for disclosures; and monthly valuation reports, including credit valuation adjustments for compliance with ASC 820.

Our team of more than 50 specialist hedge accountants includes alumni of Big Four public accounting firms and the FASB. With extensive experience working with financial institutions, we have deep expertise in U.S. and local GAAP and IFRS 9, and bilateral CVA/DVA calculations. Always available to answer questions and offer guidance, our experts are supported by best-in-class technology, including our ChathamDirect hedge accounting portal. By accessing our knowledge and expertise, you can be assured that you will meet your tightest timelines while maintaining full compliance with all hedge accounting regulations.

Access advantage

As a leader in financial risk management, our mission is providing you with expert guidance and insight, so you can thrive in an increasingly complex and globally connected world. We transform our expertise and knowledge into your opportunity.

  • Unparalleled expertise

    Our unequaled team of passionate experts and breadth of engagements give you access to incomparable insight so your business can thrive.

  • People-powered technology

    Insights and knowledge of our financial risk experts, backed by one of the most sophisticated technology platforms in the industry.

  • True independence

    The industry’s largest independent firm, we are free from outside interests and fully committed to putting you first.

Our team

  • Ben Lewis

    Managing Director
    Head of Sales

    Financial Institutions | Denver, CO

  • Bob Newman

    Managing Director

    Financial Institutions | Kennett Square, PA

  • David Sweeney

    Managing Director

    Financial Institutions | Kennett Square, PA

  • Mike Bilello


    Financial Institutions | Denver, CO

Our financial institution clients

We partner with banks and credit unions across the country to manage their financial risk.

We’d like to hear from you

Contact us to learn more about how Chatham can help you with hedge accounting.

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Financial Institutions

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Our Technology

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