VIDEO: ChathamDirect Michael Bontrager and others from Chatham Financial involved in the project describe why ChathamDirect was developed and what client needs it meets in managing risk. A full transcription of the video is available below, but you can view the video here: CHATHAM – DIRECTOR’S CUT – FINAL // // Video Transcript: Mike Bontrager: For years, Chatham has been known as an advisory company but what people don’t know is we’re also a technology company and we’ve been for years. What we really believe is that we can bring advisory and technology together just to produce solutions in the markets that are just second to none. Amol Dhargalkar: CFOs have been dealing with volatility in their businesses since the beginning of time. Chatham has really been working with them to help them mitigate that volatility in the interest rate,…

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Questions, Questions: How Firms Should Evaluate Financial Risk January/February 2011, AFP Exchange By Amol Dhargalkar The last two years have seen unparalleled volatility in all aspects of financials markets. The price of oil has ranged from $32 to $145 per barrel, the EUR-USD exchange rate has traded between 1.19 and 1.63, and the 10 year US Treasury yields have gone from 2 percent in late 2008 to 4 percent in early 2010 to back below 3 percent recently. These extreme swings and the prevalence of “underwater” hedges have often left boards and senior management questioning their risk management strategies. In response to these concerns, this article by Chatham’s Amol Dhargalkar will create a framework of questions for firms with multiple financial risks (interest rate, currency and commodity risk) to help define the objectives of a hedging program. Chatham Financial has…

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