Foreign Exchange (FX) and Money Markets

Risk, including FX & currency risk, has once again risen to the top of the agenda for many banks and financial institutions, due to the high volatility of exchange rates and the uncertainty of underlying market factors. Among these factors are the ongoing Eurozone crisis, which has prompted speculation on the future of the Euro; global banking and financial crises, and the uncertainties of economic performance, sovereign down-grading, and debt. These have had a particular impact on the strength of certain major currencies & corporate and bank liquidity.

Therefore, it is crucial for companies, with the support of their banks, to prepare and equip themselves with tools and strategies on how to effectively measure and hedge their FX risk, while at the same time ensuring safe access to global currencies to support their liquidity needs in these highly uncertain times.

Top Learning Objectives

  • Appreciate the interconnection between FX risk and associated risks in interest rates and liquidity
  • Understand the pricing, characteristics, and applications of short and long term FX risk management products
  • Analyze, measure, and manage more complex FX risks in both cash and derivative market situations
  • Construct and evaluate hedges in short and long term currency risk
  • Learn the uses of a range of FX products in money management and capital markets
  • Develop skills for the management of contingent FX risks

Who Should Attend?

This interactive masterclass, principally aimed at banks, will be suitable for those with a basic working knowledge of spot and forward FX markets seeking to acquire more advanced skills in cross-currency funding and liquidity and using FX Derivatives. Job titles and business units include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Treasury Risk Managers
  • Treasury Sales/Advisory Services
  • Market Risk
  • FX Departments including Sales, Structuring, Trading
  • Fixed Income, Currencies and Commodities (FICC)
  • Corporate Bank Account Officers
  • Back Office Treasury
  • Middle Office, accountants, inspectors
  • IT personnel: software and systems providers, including quantitative analysts
  • Regulators
  • Trade Finance
  • Project Finance
  • Structured Finance
  • Corporate Finance

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