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Understanding Currency Exposure: 7 Essential Terms You Should Know

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Imagine you are part of the finance department of an artisan chocolate producer in the UK, renowned for its premium products, and your small to medium-sized enterprise (SME) decides to import macadamia nuts from Hawaii to bring an exotic flair to its product offering. The idea sounds intriguing, but as you delve into the specifics […]

GPS Capital Markets to Co-Host Burnley Women’s CFO Leadership Event

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SALT LAKE CITY, Feb. 12, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — GPS Capital Markets, LLC, a leading fintech firm offering corporate foreign exchange services, is co-hosting an exclusive event at Burnley Football Club for women in leadership alongside NOVA Community, a peer-to-peer female leadership network in the UK. GPS Capital Markets has a strong priority to promote […]

FX Market Brief: February 2024

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The European Central Bank is now done with its hiking campaign with the current deposit rate at 4% – underlying inflation is smoothing, and the headline print is lowering towards the 2% target. Additionally, activity surveys across various sectors show a significant deterioration and diminishing credit availability.

FX Risk and Currency Markets In a US Election Year

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Download Article Once every four years, the world witnesses a highly anticipated event: the US presidential elections, yet the influence of these elections on currency markets and associated FX risk begins well before November 5th. This holds especially true in 2024, which will see both current US President Joe Biden and Donald Trump, the probable […]

4 Ways To Assess Your Company’s Foreign Exchange Exposure

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When you take a close look at any business’s operations, most planning and management are determined by the company’s size and vertical. When I’ve talked to executives about how they run their companies, the consensus is there’s a mountain of difference between how to approach a small business’s operations versus a sprawling multinational’s. However, there’s […]

6 Benefits of Incorporating FX Hedging Solutions

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As companies expand and start doing business internationally, they often engage in cross-border transactions, exposing themselves to currency exchange rate fluctuations. Currency exposure risk is an inherent outcome of engaging in the FX market. This uncertainty can impact transactional cash flows, making it imperative for corporations to employ effective risk management strategies. One such crucial […]

FX Market Brief: January 2024

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The European Central Bank is now done with its hiking campaign with the current deposit rate at 4% – underlying inflation is smoothing, and the headline print is lowering towards the 2% target. Additionally, activity surveys across various sectors show a significant deterioration and diminishing credit availability.

Improving Business Batting Averages with Balance Sheet Hedging: Cricket, FX, and Mitigating Risk

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From a certain vantage point, the world of foreign exchange is a complex game influenced by predictable and unpredictable factors:  Businesses that correctly anticipate market movements and their risk exposure win their games, while those that don’t forecast or understand their weaknesses tend to lose. My perspective is undoubtedly influenced by my lifelong love of […]