The Treasurer: Declining Interest

Declining Interest
June 2016, The Treasurer
By Paolo Esposito
Paolo Esposito – Director of European corporate advisory at Chatham Financial discusses the options treasurers have in the face of historically low interest rates.

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Derivsource: Smoothing the Road to Reconciliation

Smoothing the Road to Reconciliation
August 25, 2015, DerivSource
By Christina Norland
Christina Norland – Director of Global Regulatory Solutions at Chatham Financial discusses the thornier issues of portfolio reconciliation and how both parties can share the burden.

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FX scandal’s lessons for asset owners

Pensions & Investments: FX scandal’s lessons for asset owners
By Peter Ahlin & Luke Zubrod
August 14, 2015

“The foreign exchange manipulation scandal involving major global banks demonstrates that at their core, currency conversions are not merely operational processes. They are significant drivers of value that must be carefully managed. Pension boards


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Accounting for floating rate loans under IFRS, FRS 102

Accountancy Live: Accounting for floating rate loans under IFRS, FRS 102
June 22, 2015, Accountancy Live
By Zwi Sacho, Chatham Financial
“Preparers and auditors should should carefully consider the accounting consequences when encountering floors in floating rate loans under IFRS and FRS 102, says Zwi Sacho ACA, director of the corporate accounting advisory practice at


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eb5 Investors Magazine: Refinancing Strategies that Preserve Value for Developer-Owners

Penning the Next Chapter of Ownership: Refinancing Strategies that Preserve Value for Developer-Owners
Spring, 2015, eb5 Investors Magazine
By Patrick O’Donnell
“There is no such thing as a “plain vanilla” real estate development. Each project comes with its own unique set of challenges that require diligent planning, creativity, and resolve. Financing a completed project is


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Valuing Derivatives Under AASB 13 Fair Value Measurement

Valuing Derivatives Under AASB 13 Fair Value Measurement
February 17, 2015, Finance and Treasury Association: Australia
By Andrew Brown, CFTP and Steve Castleton, CPA
“AASB 13, Fair Value Measurement (“AASB 13”) was issued in 2011 and became effective January 1, 2013. Even though the standard has been effective for nearly 2 years, many companies


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FTA: Valuing Derivatives: Under AASB 13 Fair Value Measurement

Valuing Derivatives: Under AASB 13 Fair Value Measurement
January 19, 2015, FTA Outlook, Australia
By Steve Castleton and Andrew Brown
AASB 13, Fair Value Measurement (“AASB 13”) was issued in 2011 and became effective January 1, 2013. Even though the standard has been effective for nearly 2 years, many companies are either still grappling with


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Laying the Groundwork

Laying the Groundwork
January 13, 2015, Financial Managers Society: Update
By Bob Newman
“As a rate hike looms, derivatives may draw renewed interest, Chatham’s Bob Newman discusses that ‘Now that we’re seemingly closer to the Fed getting ready to raise short-term interest rates, having derivatives in the toolkit can help an institution be better prepared


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Real Estate Capital: Market volatility shows lenders and borrowers need to cooperate

Market volatility shows lenders and borrowers need to cooperate
November 10, 2014, Real Estate Capital
By Jamie Macdonald and Jenane Gazal
In loan negotiations, many zero-sum games remind the parties that they are on opposite sides. Defining the reference interest rate over which the margin applies isn’t one of them, but, as recent market turbulence


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Institutional Investor: Four Years Later: Dodd-Frank and Derivatives

Four Years Later: Dodd-Frank and Derivatives
August 01, 2014, Institutional Investor
By Luke Zubrod
Now that it’s been a few years since the promulgation of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, practical experience with the law’s central features has allowed us to assess its shortcomings and present ideas for fine-tuning.
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