Foreword

Pascal Quiry

A word of advice: it’s always better to agree to write the foreword to a book that will have little success than one that will be popular with readers. In the first case, you’ll make the authors happy and that will be that, but for the second they’ll ask you to write new prefaces for each new edition and, as the book is successful, they’ll keep coming back for more! As evidenced by this second edition, The Handbook of Corporate Financial Risk Management has been successful because it has the rare quality of delivering what its title promises in a very clear and understandable way.

This new edition is not just the first edition with a quick fresh coat of paint, it is practically a new book, with 20 new chapters added by the authors. After reading them, you’ll be prepared to tackle topics such as deal contingent hedging in M&A transactions, hedge dilution risk or high carry currencies, do some stake building, have a view on your optimal cash position, etc. Over the years, managing financial risks has accounted for an ever-increasing share of the workload of any Treasurer or chief financial officer (CFO), and this is unlikely to change any time soon. Our world has become riskier

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