FXSenior Executive
March 24, 2022

Turn Down the Volume: Cutting Through ‘Noise’ in FX Hedging

NeuGroup members share their common sources of unexpected volatility in cash flow and balance sheet hedging programs.One goal of a foreign exchange hedging program, one FX risk manager said at a recent NeuGroup meeting, is to minimize the risk that senior executives will face questions during quarterly earnings calls about the impact of currency on results. But uncertainty sparked by global issues like the war in Ukraine, inflation and fallout from the pandemic means this isn’t always possible. Those issues…
March 17, 2022

Assembly Required: Closing Loops by Building Automations

One member, challenged to create a solution without external resources, automated FX processes through in-house ‘citizen developers.’While a TMS can offer an integrated treasury technology solution, no single system can support the full range of automation requirements. In the case of one fast-growing, high-tech NeuGroup member company, the deficits surfaced in the area of FX transaction management and reporting. Faced with a need to improve the process, shorten cycle time and reduce cost with no additional resources, the company decided to…
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…
November 10, 2021

Training for Treasury’s Tech Future With Coding Boot Camps

Treasurers are moving to familiarize their teams with computer programming, some by enlisting members in coding boot camps.A growing number of treasurers are pushing their teams to learn computer programing skills as they seek to improve metrics like forecasting accuracy, gain access to more powerful processing and minimize their dependence on IT teams and third-party solutions. At a recent meeting of NeuGroup for Foreign Exchange 2, members discussed their approaches, from large-scale internal classes to sending team members to online…
November 3, 2021

Google’s Treasury Transformation Search Results: Teaming up With SAP

Google’s co-innovation of treasury solutions that work with SAP S/4HANA could benefit other corporates.Google’s frustrations with building its own customized treasury tools to enhance its ERP ultimately pushed the company to abandon that strategy. Today, it’s using standardized solutions it co-created with SAP that are now built into its cloud-based S/4HANA platform. Among the beneficiaries: other corporates that use S/4HANA that can make use of tools Google helped innovate. Over a two-year implementation of SAP that Google called Project Emerald,…
Cash & Working CapitalFX
April 22, 2021

Improvements in Forecasting Open Doors for Hedge Changes

A move from a current-year to a rolling forecast allows one risk manager to fine-tune the cash flow hedging program.A new CFO can mean a little change—or a lot. In the case of one NeuGroup member who manages FX risk, the new CFO drove an initiative to ensure budget forecasts would have a longer horizon and be available earlier. Over the course of two years, this has enabled an evolution from a program that only hedged a year out from…