Parke Shissler

  • Replacing LIBOR: Weary Swaps Market Eyes Long To-do List

    Replacing Libor: weary swaps market eyes long to-do list August 16, 2017 “Obviously, a lot of the risk that is hedged in the market is tied to specific provisions in loans or other underlying...

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  • A Banking Rule Change Puts $350 Trillion Of Debt In Limbo

    A Banking Rule Change Puts $350 Trillion Of Debt In Limbo August 7, 2017 “Clearly, given the wide variety of language that can potentially appear in a loan agreement, any broad example will not...

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  • Cracking the Code

    Cracking the Code

    Cracking the Code Last week in London, the Foreign Exchange Working Group and the FX Markets Participants Group released a global Code of Conduct for good practice in the FX markets. Over two...

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  • Behind the Markets

    Behind the Markets

    Behind the Markets Twenty years ago, VH1 producers hit upon a winning formula for a music television show. Fans could sing every lyric from their favorite songs without needing album notes, but...

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  • FX Options a Tempting Solution – But Problems Persist

    FX options a tempting solution – but problems persist December 16, 2016 Amol Dhargalkar, managing director of Chatham Financial, a risk-management company, observes that new entrants to the...

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  • US Corporates Exploiting Global Low Rates

    US Corporates Exploiting Global Low Rates By John Hintze, iTreasurer September 23, 2016 Amol Dhargalkar, managing director of Chatham Financial’s Global Corporate Sector, noted significant...

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  • Beware Zero-Based Floors

    Beware Zero-Based Floors By John Hintze, iTreasurer August 2, 2016 “On the surface, this seems like a pretty good deal. If rates go below zero, the borrower only pays its loan spread,” said...

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  • Brexit Sinks In, Markets Sink

    Brexit Sinks In, Markets Sink By John Hintze, iTreasurer June 24, 2016 “One of the first questions [for companies] is what impact is there right here and now, and I think the answer to that there...

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  • Synching Swap Margin Rules

    Synching Swap Margin Rules By John Hintze, iTreasurer June 17, 2016 “Aligning the start dates globally for margin requirements was the product of a pretty extraordinary coordination effort, so...

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  • IEX Revolution Will Restore Trust in Wall Street

    IEX revolution will restore trust in Wall Street December 23, 2015, CNBC.com By Michael Bontrager and Luke Zubrod “Our firm has spent the last six years responding to Dodd-Frank’s derivatives...

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  • Corporate Case Study: Tracking & Reporting for Hedges

    Corporate Case Study: Tracking & Reporting for Hedges Our Client: A global musical instruments manufacturer and distributor who actively manages FX and interest rate risk exposures. Situation: The...

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  • Private Equity Case Study: Currency Challenges

    Private Equity Case Study: Currency Challenges Our Client: A large private equity firm executing an acquisition in a developed economy. Situation: A private equity consortium had agreed to acquire...

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  • Corporate Case Study: Interest Expense & Currency Risk

    Corporate Case Study: Interest Expense & Currency Risk Our Client: A software firm with contracts in multiple currencies, a complicated legal structure and unique debt structures. Situation: The...

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  • Real Estate Case Study: Mezzanine Debt

    Real Estate Case Study: Mezzanine Debt Our Client: A nationwide owner of hotels. Situation: Our client’s hotel portfolio was leveraged with a number of long-term low fixed interest rate loans....

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  • Private Equity Case Study: Add-on Acquisition

    Private Equity Case Study: Add-on Acquisition Our Client: A large private equity firm completing an add-on acquisition for one of its portfolio companies. Situation: A portfolio company acquired a...

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  • Corporate Case Study: Strategy & Accounting

    Corporate Case Study: Strategy & Accounting Our Client: A global packaging and manufacturing company with over $7 billion in revenues and a complex capital structure. Situation: The company had...

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