Asia's stock answer

Asian equity


One of the many indelible imprints from my MBA programme in the 1980s is the discussion regarding equity hedging. We were told, “never hedge equity” as, for the most part, it is long-term and eventually balances out over time. Over the years, numerous corporate treasurers throughout the world have echoed this view. Nevertheless, the devastation of Asia’s currencies during the financial crisis in 1997/98, made it blatantly apparent that leaving US dollar equity unhedged did not make

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Stemming the tide of rising FX settlement risk

As the trading of emerging markets currencies gathers pace and broader uncertainty sweeps across financial markets, CLS is exploring alternative services designed to mitigate settlement risk for the FX market

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