Depreciating, Depegging, and De-Hedging

What a few weeks we’ve just lived through in the financial markets, with no shortage of turbulence, turmoil, and downright tribulation across the world. The S&P 500 tumbled more than one hundred points last week, a dubious distinction it had not achieved since the grim days of October 2008 – as of this writing,


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Perpetual Extraterritorial Trading or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Market Regulation

NEW YORK, N.Y. – Peter Beyers and Stanley Sellers, two former Wall-Street derivative’s traders, are leading a group of financial professionals in a quest to create a derivatives trading system completely untethered from financial regulation. The idea is to establish human and technological infrastructure robust enough to support a legitimate presence in the derivatives


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Corporate Case Study: Tracking & Reporting for Hedges

Corporate Case Study: Tracking & Reporting for Hedges
Our Client:
A global musical instruments manufacturer and distributor who actively manages FX and interest rate risk exposures.
Situation:
The company was managing over 1,500 derivative instruments in Excel and was applying hedge accounting for more than half of their derivatives portfolio. They were applying a


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Corporate Case Study: Strategy & Accounting

Corporate Case Study: Strategy & Accounting
Our Client:
A global packaging and manufacturing company with over $7 billion in revenues and a complex capital structure.
Situation:
The company had recently issued fixed rate financing and was considering converting it to variable via a pay-variable, receive-fixed interest rate swap. Management’s objective was to achieve


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The Best Derivative Ever

What if we told you that there was a derivatives contract so perfect in concept and execution that the non-financial counterparty had huge potential upside without any downside risk? What if we further told you that everyone – all parties to the derivative, related institutions, and society as a whole – could be made


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Debt Management

At-a-glance management to save time and costs
As a real estate investor, managing debt terms, payments, covenants and other details can quickly become a job that a spreadsheet alone can’t handle.
The Chatham Debt Management system helps clients ease the burdens of managing and reporting on their debt portfolio. This web-based system centralizes all debt


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Valuation

Experts in CRE debt and derivatives valuation
Determining the accurate, fair value of commercial real estate loan debt or applied derivative instruments may seem simple on the surface. Nonetheless, improper measurements can lead to significant, long-term financial loss over the course of the loan or derivative. It may also prompt questions from investors, auditors, and


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Valuation

Adding clarity and precision to derivative valuations
Failure to properly measure the fair value of a derivative instrument can result in significant losses for a company. It can also lead to sub-optimal pricing when executing a derivative transaction. This translates into real economic losses over the life of the instrument. In addition, using outdated valuation


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Balance Sheet Risk Management

Lowering cost of funds with interest rate derivatives
When properly structured, from both an economic and hedge accounting perspective, interest rate derivatives are usually the best solution for banks concerned about forecasted interest rate movements that negatively impact their financial performance. Chatham offers outstanding derivatives and hedge accounting advisory and systems designed to reduce this


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It’s (Almost) World Derivatives Day 2013, and All I Got Was This Cleared OTC Interest Rate Swap

It’s World Derivatives Day… let the celebration begin! And you can possibly win an Apple TV!


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