Early Bird Special for Hedge Accounting

June 30, 2017 Chatham Financial

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iTreasurer spoke at length with Dan Gentzel, head of Chatham Financial’s global accounting advisory team, about the benefits and challenges that lie ahead for corporates that use derivatives to hedge interest rate, foreign exchange (FX) and commodity risk, and apply hedge accounting to reduce volatility in their earnings. “Being required to include the additional charges can significantly impact the effectiveness of the hedging relationships and whether the hedge qualifies for hedge accounting, and it sometimes can create a lot of hedge ineffectiveness that causes unwanted volatility in financial statements,” Mr. Gentzel said.

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