From the November 2011 issue of Treasury & Risk magazine

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Bringing Valuations In-House: Toyota

Building a system to value internally the most complex financial transactions gives Toyota Financial Services (TFS) a position of strength when negotiating with its financial counterparties.

Prior to building its Valuation Center of Excellence, TFS valued simpler financial transactions internally and relied on counterparty valuations for the more complex ones. Executive management and auditors were concerned about the company’s valuations, and reporting them in financial statements, stunting its ability to diversify funding and hedging sources to support growth.

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