How to Harness Hedging for a Strategic Advantage

Overview

Date: Wednesday, May 4, 2022

Time: 2:00 p.m. ET |11:00 a.m. PT

Cost: Complimentary

CreditsPending Approval for up to 1.2 CTP/FP&A recertification credits by the Association for Financial Professionals. Credits only available to live attendees who view the webcast for 50+ minutes.

[Also available for free, on-demand viewing for all registrants starting on 5/5/2022]

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Many companies are exposed to currency risk: a risk to earnings driven by changes in currency exchange rates. A hedge program is designed to drive predictability in financial statements and protect margin and earnings from unexpected changes. However, there are common roadblocks to hedging, like complex accounting rules and control requirements. Plus, current global events have paused companies who think it’s too late – or too risky – to get started. But ignoring hedging is not going to make the risk go away.

How do you safely harness hedging? What solutions provide continuity in addressing market and internal risk? When is the right time to hedge?

Join this webcast to discover how hedging can be used as a strategic advantage in times of volatility. You will learn to:

  • Understand what hedging can and cannot do, and where and how it can bring you the most success.
  • Identify key elements in an FX hedge program necessary for success.
  • Navigate market events and volatility, and redirect resources while keeping business operations steady.
  • Automate treasury and accounting workflows to reduce risk and manual errors. 
  • Improve compliance and operational efficiencies.

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Speakers

Sandra Koch | Director, Client Services | Hedge Trackers, LLC

Sandra Koch, Director of Client Services for Hedge Trackers, a GTreasury company where she brings more than two decades of risk management experience to the market. Specializing in foreign currency, commodity price and interest risk management and hedge accounting, Ms. Koch helps clients assess risk, develop hedging strategies, and implement technology to support the on-going workflow for Treasury and Accounting. Hedge Trackers is the market leader in protecting client margins and cash flows from currency, interest rate and commodity price risk.

 

Richard Lucero | Assistant Treasurer/Head of Treasury Operations | Dolby Laboratories, Inc.

Richard Lucero is the AT/Global Head of Treasury Operations at Dolby Laboratories, Inc. Since joining Dolby in 2012, he has been responsible for Dolby’s Global Liquidity, Banking, Insurance, Capital Markets, FX, Cash & Investment Management and CFO Org Skill Development. Richard has over 20 years of Global Treasury experience primarily focused on FX risk, Investment management, debt issuance, stock repurchase, capital structure and enterprise risk management.

Leslie RabournDirector of Treasury | Freshworks

Leslie Rabourn heads the treasury function for newly public Freshworks Inc.; a software company empowering the people who power business, located in San Mateo, CA.  Leslie is responsible for global treasury operations, investments, payment processing, and risk management covering the exposure to foreign currency and corporate insurance coverage.  Over the last decade, Leslie has successfully aligned economic and functional goals while building enterprise FX hedging programs for numerous premier tech companies of all sizes in Silicon Valley.  Her philosophy to a stellar hedge program is “people, processes, and technology.”  Leslie holds a Masters in Science of Finance with a specialization in Capital Markets from the University of Denver and a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration with emphasis in Finance from the University of Colorado at Boulder.