Time for a rethink

Foreign exchange

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A drastic decline in the value of the dollar and increased implied volatility in the foreign exchange markets has left some corporates battling to keep their budget rates afloat, while simultaneously mitigating sizeable mark-to-market losses on currency hedges.

The twofold problem, which has mainly hit US-based companies with foreign currency liabilities and non-US corporates with dollar revenues, has led firms to increase their use of derivatives and, in some cases, implement more complex cost-

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