The Black Swan of Leicester

 
The Black Swan of Leicester
Last summer, London bookmakers were updating their odds list for the most outlandish possibilities. Cantankerous TV personality Simon Cowell to become Prime Minister: 500/1. The Loch Ness monster to be discovered: 500/1. Her Majesty the Queen to release a chart-topping hit that Christmas: 1000/1. Kim Kardashian to become


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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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Feb 25: How Strong is your FX Hedge Accounting Foundation?

How Strong is your FX Hedge Accounting Foundation?
February 25, 2016 | 2 – 3PM ET | 1 hour | Online | by Chatham Financial | Recording Available
 
Have you ever been part of a conversation regarding foreign exchange risk, thought everyone was on the same page, but ended


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Volcker Rule: balance sheet hedging and loan-level interest rate hedging

Volcker Rule: balance sheet hedging and loan-level interest rate hedging
Chatham Financial White Papers – July 2015
 
Chatham believes that under the Volcker Rule, balance sheet hedging and loan-level interest rate hedging, generally do not constitute proprietary trading and therefore are exempt from the requirement for specific compliance programs. We have documented our conclusion


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Real Estate Case Study: Debt Ratio

Real Estate Case Study: Debt Ratio
Our Client:
A public real estate company specializing in asset management in the hospitality sector.
Situation:
Our client had paid down a significant portion of their floating rate line of credit, leaving them with a fixed/floating rate debt ratio higher than they desired. With hotel assets essentially re-pricing daily,


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To Hedge or not to Hedge: Buffet’s Billion Dollar Bracket Bet

What makes Buffet’s Quicken Loans Perfect Bracket bet so exciting is that it was completely unhedged.


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2000

The firm begins developing in-house technology establishing a new core competency.


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Inflation Risk

Inflation Risk Management
Pricing future inflation cash flows is an imprecise science, but the consequences of error and inaccuracy are often significant. Chatham’s unique approach of seamlessly integrated technology and advisory services bridges the gap often left by off-the-shelf pricing solutions.
Simplifying complexity: Our advisors have experience translating the underlying economics and documentation of inflation-linked


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The Hedging Games: Hedge Expires

Following up on your first act can be a daunting proposition… Having seen an interest rate cap through to maturity, you know a thing or two about managing exposure to rising rates now. You have choices to make when it comes to re-hedging those risks, and program improvements are a natural part of the process. Like any good director (or fan), you have many things to consider before the next installment of the hedging games.


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Hedge Accounting

Private equity hedging, private equity

A strong hedge accounting program can reduce or eliminate earnings volatility
Investors who wish to avoid surprise risks or auditor scrutiny can depend on Chatham’s expertise in hedge accounting. Whether you have SEC filing obligations, need to provide transparency to investors, or wish to establish a consistent earnings track record, we can successfully navigate the


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