ComplianceTalking Shop
September 29, 2022

Talking Shop: Third Parties for SWIFT Attestation Compliance?

Editor’s note: NeuGroup’s online communities provide members a forum to pose questions and give answers. Talking Shop shares valuable insights from these exchanges, anonymously. Send us your responses: [email protected] Member question: “Are any of you SWIFT corporate members? If yes, SWIFT requires an independent assessment of controls as part of their security attestation compliance that can be done by internal audit (IA) or a third party. Which third-party vendors do you use?” Peer answer 1: “We are using PwC to perform the independent assessment. We have…
FXTalking Shop
September 15, 2022

Talking Shop, FX Edition: EUR Forwards; Hedging Depreciation

Editor’s note: NeuGroup’s online communities provide members a forum to pose questions and give answers. Talking Shop shares valuable insights from these exchanges, anonymously. Send us your responses: [email protected] Member question 1: “Going out to one year for EUR, what size tranches are you trading for EUR forwards? Could I trade $10 million-$20 million? $20 million-$30 million? Peer answer 1: “The one-year EUR forward is pretty liquid, but to keep the spread narrow, we typically keep our size under USD 30 million equivalent…
Talking ShopTechnology
August 25, 2022

Talking Shop: Recommending a Workflow Tool for Bank Services

Editor’s note: NeuGroup’s online communities provide members a forum to pose questions and give answers. Talking Shop shares valuable insights from these exchanges, anonymously. Send us your responses: [email protected] Member question: “We are interested in knowing if anyone is using a workflow tool to manage processes such as bank account openings. Our current process can involve a number of manual interventions between receiving a request for banking services from a business unit to working with the bank on documentation requirements. “We use ION’s…
FXTalking ShopTechnology
August 11, 2022

Talking Shop: Benchmarking Cash Flow Hedging

Editor’s note: NeuGroup’s online communities provide members a forum to pose questions and give answers. Talking Shop shares valuable insights from these exchanges, anonymously. Send us your responses: [email protected] Member question: “Here are some benchmarking questions about cash flow hedging: 1. “What percentage of cash flow exposures do you hedge?2. “What instruments do you use to hedge?3. “How far into the future do you hedge?4. “Given the current strength of the US dollar, are you contemplating changing your FX hedging program?” Peer answers, question 1 (hedge…
CryptoTalking Shop
June 16, 2022

Talking Shop: Managing Credit Risk for Crypto Custodians

Editor’s note: NeuGroup’s online communities provide members a forum to pose questions and give answers. Talking Shop shares valuable insights from these exchanges, anonymously. Send us your responses: [email protected] Member question: “How should corporates manage credit risk for cryptocurrency custodians?” Peer answer 1: “We’ve thought a lot about this. One point to make: Anchorage Digital Bank is federally chartered by the OCC; most others are state chartered. We look at things like that. Most of these licenses have pretty high standards for capitalization, so it might…
Accounting & DisclosureTalking Shop
June 2, 2022

Talking Shop: FBAR Annual Reporting Requirements

Editor’s note: NeuGroup’s online communities provide members a forum to pose questions and give answers. Talking Shop shares valuable insights from these exchanges, anonymously. Send us your responses: [email protected] Member question: “Do you know if companies need to report all ‘signers’ of foreign bank accounts or all ‘payment approvers’ to the IRS each year for FBAR (Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts) purposes?” Peer answer 1: “We interpret the FBAR authorized individual to be any employee known to the bank that can direct the…
FXTalking Shop
May 26, 2022

Talking Shop: What Is Your Hedge Horizon?

Editor’s note: NeuGroup’s online communities provide members a forum to pose questions and give answers. Talking Shop shares valuable insights from these exchanges, anonymously. Send us your responses: [email protected] Member question: “For Neugroup members with an FX cash flow hedging program, what is your hedge horizon? “For context, we hedge up to two years and we’re looking to revise that horizon (potentially up to three years) in our FX policy.“Last, what determines your hedge horizon (e.g., budget cycle, product development cycle, contracts,…
Cash & Working CapitalTalking Shop
May 19, 2022

Talking Shop: Payments to Support Relocation for Russian Nationals

Editor’s note: NeuGroup’s online communities provide members a forum to pose questions and give answers. Talking Shop shares valuable insights from these exchanges, anonymously. Send us your responses: [email protected] Member Question: “As a result of the ongoing crisis in Ukraine, we have Russian national employees based in Russia who are looking to relocate and effectively become employees of our Dutch entity. Because of the restrictions on getting cash out of the country from employees’ personal bank accounts, we’re looking to support…
RegionalTalking Shop
April 21, 2022

Talking Shop: Does Anyone Have Credit Insurance in Russia? 

Editor’s note: NeuGroup’s online communities provide members a forum to pose questions and give answers. Talking Shop shares valuable insights from these exchanges, anonymously. Send us your responses: [email protected] Member question: “We are assessing the risk of losing the insurance that is currently applied to our receivables that were outstanding at the time of the conflict as they are still outstanding. “Our specific interest is in any actions that your team perceives that, if taken, could give the insurance company the…
Risk ManagementTalking Shop
March 3, 2022

Talking Shop: How Often Do You Assess Counterparty Risk?

Editor’s note: NeuGroup’s online communities provide members a forum to pose questions and give answers. Talking Shop shares valuable insights from these exchanges, anonymously. Send us your responses: [email protected] Member question: “How often do you assess counterparty risk? “For your short-term investments such as bank deposits, what frequency has worked best for your team to measure/assess counterparty risk (e.g., daily to weekly, weekly to monthly, etc.) and what considerations were taken into account for determining frequency (e.g., CDS, credit ratings)? It…