On November 26, Chatham Financial accepted the inaugural Hedging Adviser of the Year award at the 2020 Risk Awards. This new award recognizes excellence in providing independent advice to derivatives users.
Jackie Bowie, Co-Head of Europe and former CEO of JCRA Group, and Jénane Gazal, Director of Global Real Estate, accepted the award on Chatham's behalf at an awards gala at the Brewery, London. With the recent announcement of Chatham's acquisition of London-based JCRA Group, the event served as a celebration of the combined organizations to create a global powerhouse in financial risk management solutions.
In supporting Chatham's candidacy for the award, Amol Dhargalkar, Managing Director of Global Corporates, and Drew Thornfeldt, Head of Real Estate Investment Banking, demonstrated Chatham's impact on the marketplace, sharing detailed case studies from clients who gained measurable advantages from our advisory and technology solutions.
Risk.net also spoke directly to clients, learning how Chatham exceeds expectations in delivering financial risk management solutions for real estate, corporate, private equity, and financial institution clients. Strong feedback from client Freddie Mac helped secure the win. "We had an aggressive timeline to implement hedge accounting, but Chatham helped us meet it by acting as true business partners. They understood our needs and timelines and responded accordingly. Chatham has deep hedge accounting expertise, and we were able to leverage it to meet our timelines," said Hassan Thalji, Investments and Capital Markets Chief Financial Officer at Freddie Mac.
We had an aggressive timeline to implement hedge accounting, but Chatham helped us meet it by acting as true business partners. They understood our needs and timelines and responded accordingly.
Risk.net’s editors and journalists made the final decisions, weighing factors including risk management, creativity and innovation, liquidity provision, quality of service and customer satisfaction, and engagement with regulatory issues.
“We are so honored to be recognized for our work on behalf of our clients,” said Clark Maxwell, Chief Executive Officer of Chatham Financial. “Providing better results drives our innovative approach to advisory and technology solutions. As Chatham combines our business with JCRA, we will continue to deliver best-in-class trade execution and transaction management while helping clients navigate rapidly evolving markets.”
About Chatham Financial
Chatham Financial is the largest independent financial risk management advisory and technology firm. A leader in debt and derivative solutions, Chatham provides clients with access to in-depth knowledge, innovative tools, and an incomparable team of nearly 700 employees to help mitigate risks associated with interest rate, foreign currency, and commodity exposures. Founded in 1991, Chatham serves more than 3,000 companies across a wide range of industries — handling over $700 billion in transaction volume annually and helping businesses maximize their value in the capital markets, every day.