Talking ShopTechnology
January 19, 2022

Talking Shop: The Status of Bloomberg Disaster Recovery 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 received a notice from Bloomberg that our Disaster Recovery (DR) service was ending on 12/31, but it seems they have kept it on for now. (I have not asked Bloomberg if they have extended due to Omicron.) “We are looking at adding additional licensees with the hybrid work environment.…
FXTalking Shop
January 12, 2022

Talking Shop: Hedging Cyclical Currencies

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: “When deciding on whether to hedge a currency, do you take into account whether the currency is cyclical or not? “I think that there is a stronger case to hedge a monetary asset in a cyclical currency, such as the Brazilian real (BRL), that tends to appreciate when the economy…
ComplianceTalking ShopTechnology
January 3, 2022

Talking Shop: Use a TMS for Audit and Confirmation of Bank Accounts?

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: “Has anyone had success using their TMS for audit and confirmation of bank accounts? We are in the midst of our annual audit process. We have a number of accounts confirmed by Confirmation and the remaining have to be confirmed by treasury providing bank statements from bank portals. “We are…
Investment ManagementTalking Shop
December 1, 2021

Talking Shop: Risks of Extending Duration in Investment Policy

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: “I’d appreciate your insights and experience on the following questions regarding changes in investment policy: “If we extend the duration and/or the maximum maturity of a single instrument, is there any statistic, research report, etc. which could help illustrate the level of increased risk associated with longer tenors?“Overall, how do…
Risk ManagementTalking Shop
November 10, 2021

Talking Shop: Reporting Specific Risks to the Board

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 any members report specific risks or risk categories to the board? For example—technological risk, cyber, system implementation, environmental or carbon, weather risks, etc.”Peer answer 1: “Yes, we just presented to our board this week and included the top five risks in our report. Of the five, I’d say two…
FXTalking Shop
October 28, 2021

Talking Shop: Balance Sheet Hedging and the Efficient Frontier

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: “Does anyone use efficient frontier in the balance sheet hedging program, i.e., consider the correlations between the currency pairs to determine the hedge ratio? I would like to learn how that works in practice.” Peer answer 1: “We do an efficient frontier light, I would say. We have different hedge…
BankingTalking ShopTechnology
October 21, 2021

Talking Shop: Using APIs or Host-to-Host for Bank Connectivity

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: “Does anyone use host-to-host or API for bank connectivity? We are exploring those solutions and would be great to have your input.”Peer answer 1: “We use APIs for bank connectivity, from giving payment instruction to monitoring payment status to getting real-time balance and transaction details.”Peer answer 2: “We do not…
FXTalking Shop
October 18, 2021

Talking Shop: Who Outside Treasury Reviews Hedging Strategy?

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 other companies review their FX hedge strategy with functions/leadership outside of treasury? “We review FX impact results (underlying + hedge) monthly with the CFO, but we don’t discuss our hedge strategy, which has raised questions on governance.“If you do review your hedge strategy (hedge ratios, currencies, execution approach, instrument…
Investment ManagementTalking Shop
October 7, 2021

Talking Shop: Cash Needs in Israel, Cash Investments in China

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: “A global banking partner is discontinuing physical cash services in Israel, where our cash needs typically exceed ATM levels. “Does anyone have experience obtaining USD and ILS (Israeli new shekel) in country without opening a local bank account?” Peer answer: “Our global bank partner can offer USD and ILS accounts…
Capital MarketsTalking Shop
September 30, 2021

Talking Shop: How Long Is Your 10b5-1 Buyback Cooling-Off Period?

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 have stringent guidelines for establishing 10b5-1 plans: A cooling-off period of 30 days between executing a 10b5-1 plan and the first trade under the plan. “The program should generally be no shorter than six months in duration and must not be ‘front-loaded’ (i.e., relatively even purchases over five months).“We’re…