Making Hedging Strategies Work: It Takes a Committee
Hedging makes good risk-management sense — if properly overseen.
Delta Reports $450 Million Loss on Fuel Hedge
The airline's latest hedging loss highlights the riskiness of the practice with fuel costs still below historical norms.
Businesses Satisfied (But Not Content) with Transaction Bankers
Twenty-three percent of finance executives are renegotiating banking contracts and 25% are actively seeking new banking partners, says AFP.
What CFOs Should Know About Foreign Exchange Risks
Understanding foreign exchange risk in the context of enterprise risk management enables finance chiefs to avoid overhedging their forex risks.
Currency Surprises Hammer Earnings
A strong U.S. dollar and other currency swings are revealing companies' shortcomings in the area of identifying and quantifying foreign-exchange exposures.
SEC Rule Targets Officers That Hedge Company Shares
A proposed rule requires disclosure of whether officers, directors and employees are allowed to hedge a price drop in their shareholdings.
Are Bankers Overcharging for FX Transactions?
The Justice Department is investigating sales practices of foreign-exchange banks as part of a wider probe into FX market rigging.
Currency Risks: Disturbance in the Water
After two years of relative stability, the currency markets may be readying for a year of heightened volatility. Will companies be prepared?
Only Half of Companies Hedging Currency and Other Risks
About half of the nonfinancial companies listed on U.S. exchanges did not hedge their exposure to FX, commodity prices or interest rates last year.
The Hidden Cost of International Payments
U.S. businesses have two big misconceptions about international trade: that paying in U.S. dollars is optimal, and that trying to time foreign-currency transactions is a no-no.
The Hedge That Wasn’t
JPMorgan Chase’s $2 billion trading miscue is a costly lesson in how not to protect against potential losses.