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Managing foreign exchange risk is within everyone’s reach

Managing foreign exchange risk is within everyone’s reach

The foreign exchange risk management is a topic that affects all companies with international import or export activities and can have important consequences on their trade margins. Surprisingly, more than 60% of companies do not have a hedging policy. However, a few...

An exchange rate pricer? But for what purpose?

An exchange rate pricer? But for what purpose?

1- The major advantage of the exchange rate pricer: a leverage to negotiate 1- The major advantage of the exchange rate pricer: a leverage to negotiate . Imagine the following situation: you arrive in a foreign country and you have no idea of the price of the sublime...

La Poste alongside 9 bank-oriented startups at Vivatech 2019

La Poste alongside 9 bank-oriented startups at Vivatech 2019

La Poste announces an impressive presence at Vivatech from 16 to 18 May, with 40 startups at its side.  On the bank side, there will be 9 start-ups. La Banque Postale has launched in January 2019 platform58, a program to support banking and insurance start-ups. This...

Currency hedging without risk but flexible: it’s possible!

Currency hedging without risk but flexible: it’s possible!

Indeed, it is not possible to know with certainty how the exchange rates will evolve: it is not possible at one year, it is not possible at one month, and it is not even possible at 1 hour. 1. Launching a hedging strategy No need to resort to complex instruments that...

Definition of foreign exchange transactions

Definition of foreign exchange transactions

Future exchange A forward contract consists of a purchase or a sale of currency (foreign currency) against another currency (functional currency) at a determined date and at a predefined rate. It is a contract between two parties, the forward buyer of the foreign...

Gain flexibility: opt for the options!

Gain flexibility: opt for the options!

Calls A call (or call option) is a right that allows its holder to purchase a certain quantity of foreign currency at a predetermined rate (called the strike price). In the market, most calls are known as "European", meaning that the option can only be exercised on a...

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