OTC Trading Will Require Being More Forthcoming

OTC Trading Will Require Being More Forthcoming
By John Hintze, iTreasurer
December 2, 2016

Corporate end users dodged the swap clearing and margin requirements levied on financial firms that followed the 2008 financial crisis. However, they soon must abide by what may prove to be a tedious requirement for some companies if they


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To hedge, or not to hedge

To hedge, or not to hedge
By Nia Tam
July 04, 2016

Rob Dornton-Duff, who leads Chatham Financial’s global infrastructure and project finance advisory business, explains that infrastructure projects are not normally structured to provide sufficient headroom to absorb market risks – including currency risk – based on available cashflows


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Delay US non-cleared margin rules, industry tells Congress

Delay US non-cleared margin rules, industry tells Congress
By Peter Madigan
June 14, 2016

“If I was a European entity and I had the choice of facing a European bank or a US bank, one who was subject to US margin rules that started earlier and another that is subject to


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A Hedge! A Hedge! My Kingdom for a Hedge!

 
A Hedge! A Hedge! My Kingdom for a Hedge!
Four centuries ago, the most influential English-language playwright in history was laid to rest in Stratford-upon-Avon. Yet since April 25th, 1616, William Shakespeare has captivated four centuries of audiences and readers with his masterful dramatic arcs, playful neologism, and comprehensive depiction of life’s full


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Foreign Exchange Risk in 2016: Laying the Foundations for Managing Value

LinkedIn Pulse: Foreign Exchange Risk in 2016: Laying the Foundations for Managing Value
By Victoria Bell
March 3, 2016
 

With the UK Referendum on EU membership scheduled for 23 June 2016, currency volatility is front and centre of many companies’ agendas. However, for businesses with multi-currency operations, volatility has been a


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IEX revolution will restore trust in Wall Street

IEX revolution will restore trust in Wall Street
December 23, 2015, CNBC.com
By Michael Bontrager and Luke Zubrod
“Our firm has spent the last six years responding to Dodd-Frank’s derivatives market regulations and it is our firm conclusion that the core problem in finance cannot be regulated away. To be sure, new regulatory guiderails are


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VIDEO: Portfolio Reconciliation Requirements

VIDEO: Portfolio Reconciliation Requirements
Heather Fritzinger of Chatham Financial discusses the advantages of reconciling a portfolio of derivatives transactions with bank counterparties on a periodic basis. In addition, she explains which parties are required to reconcile trade portfolios under Dodd-Frank and EMIR, and describes how this reconciliation must be properly documented according to protocols published


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Straight Talk

This marks Warren Buffett’s 50th year publishing an annual letter of homespun wisdom and straight talk about his business. Despite his firm belief that you can’t teach a new dog old tricks, Buffett’s penchant for wry witticism was already in evidence at age thirty-five. “Our War on Poverty was successful in 1965,” he


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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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That Shrinking Feeling

Ever notice how many more things come in clear packages at the grocery store? Gone are the days when juices, granola, and frozen pizzas languished in those opaque cardboard containers; now we can see right through most packages to the delicious goodness inside.
Why reveal so much all of a sudden? As Sarah Nassauer


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