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. Download Complete Article

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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. Download Complete Article

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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 and investment managers should undertake to ensure their FX spot execution practices are designed to preserve and protect this value.”Read More

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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 Chatham Financial Europe” Read Complete Article

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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 no different, as refinancing decisions can have as great an impact on a project’s profitability as the most critical decisions during the construction phase. For EB-5 developers that intend to continue owning their projects upon completion, this article provides a general overview of commercial real estate lending markets, complete with refinancing frameworks to help developer-owners protect the value they have created.” Download Complete Article

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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 are either still grappling with how to implement the standard with respect to derivative valuations or need to continue to refine their process based on feedback from auditors or an evolving derivative portfolio.” Download Complete Article

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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 how to implement the standard with respect to derivative valuations or need to continue to refine their process based on feedback from auditors or an evolving derivative portfolio. Download Complete Article More information at:

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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 to take action.’” Download Complete Article More information at:

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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 shows, this term carries a lot of value to both parties. For fixed-rate or floating-rate loans, this rate can change rapidly. Download Complete Article More information at:

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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. Download Complete Article

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