Translation Frustration Tackling FX Earnings Risk


April 14, 2016 | 1PM ET | 1 hour | Online | by Chatham Financial 


Volatile FX markets have taken a toll on many companies’ earnings performance. While many companies have begun to wrap their arms around transaction risks and the associated accounting implications, translation risk can remain a challenge. In this webinar, we will walk through a simple illustration of translation risk, and highlight a number of hedging practices that can be utilized to better mitigate risk to earnings. We will also touch on some of the real-world challenges and complexities that impact an optimal strategy.
In this webinar, Chatham will cover the following learning objectives:
- Understand the nature and sources of translation risk
- Understand the accounting implications of transaction vs translation risk
- Explore potential solutions to mitigating translation risks and earnings impacts


Amol Dhargalkar is a Managing Director and member of Chatham’s Operating Committee. He leads the Global Corporate Sector serving public and private corporations focusing on interest rate, foreign currency and commodity risk management. He joined Chatham in 2001 and launched its Corporate Sector offerings in 2007. Amol has advised a broad spectrum of public and privately held companies as well as corporate private equity sponsors on the structuring, implementation, and accounting of their risk management programs totaling more than US $500 billion in hedged notional. Amol graduated from Pennsylvania State University with a BS in Chemical Engineering and a BS in Economics. He also received his MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania where he was a Palmer Scholar.


Amanda BreslinAmanda Breslin co-leads Chatham’s Risk Management Advisory group, advising corporate clients on risk management strategy, analysis, and execution with respect to interest rate, currency exchange rate, and commodities exposures. During her tenure at Chatham, Amanda has developed broad hedging experience advising corporate clients on complex FX hedging strategies, and advising real estate clients on issues pertaining to REIT structures and in navigating the process of collateral substitutions. Prior to joining Chatham, Amanda was an officer in the Army serving in both Germany and Afghanistan. Amanda received her MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a Masters in International Relations from the University of Oklahoma. She also holds a BS in Business Administration from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, and has earned the designations of Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and Certified Treasury Professional (CTP).
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