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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 […]

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 […]

2023 Year-End Currency Hedging: Navigating FX Fluctuations During the Holiday Season

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Download PDF As the holiday season comes into swing, attention may shift away from managing foreign exchange exposures. Still, our analysis shows that this period of the year should be treated with the same vigilance as any other period. In this research piece, GPS delves into an analysis of the most actively traded currency pairs, […]

Hedging Strategies for GBP: What’s been effective in the past year?

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Download PDF As the GBP/USD spot rate currently sits at the midpoint of its 12-month range, many corporate treasurers are searching for the best way to hedge their currency exposures. This article analyzes the performance of various hedging strategies over the last year. To facilitate an accurate comparison, we’ve adopted a standardized approach: the corporate […]

Case Study | How GPS Helped a UK Fashion Retailer Thrive

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Download PDF In this insightful interview, we delved into a client case study with Paul, Head of Treasury and Investor Relations at a prominent fashion retailer based in the UK. With a turnover of approximately £900 million per year, this company operates in the competitive world of fashion. Join us as we explore Paul’s experiences […]

Hedging Strategies for EUR: What’s been effective in the past year?

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Download PDF In the past 12 months, marked by an initial increase and then a stable phase in the EUR/USD exchange rate, numerous corporate treasurers have been exploring optimal methods to safeguard against currency risk. This article examines how different hedging tactics have fared over this period. For a fair evaluation, a uniform method has […]