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    Smooth operators: hedging in a volatile world

    When it comes to currencies and commodities, the markets are unusually volatile. In attempting to smooth the ride, hedging can be a useful tool for treasurers. But what are the common mistakes and what constitutes best practice when using this risk management strategy?

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    Held to ransom

    Cybercrime is a major concern for companies around the world, with ransomware attacks becoming particularly widespread – but how can treasurers determine the extent of the possible losses if an attack does take place?

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    Managing counterparty risk

    Counterparty risk increasingly covers many different types of risk – and many different types of counterparty. How has this area evolved over the last decade, and what techniques can treasurers use to manage their risk exposures?

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    Gaining a full view of risk

    It has never been more important for treasurers to have a full view of risk across the business. But how can treasurers achieve this, and how can technology help them manage their risks more effectively?

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    Making cyber-security a business enabler

    With high-profile cyber-attacks continuing to make headlines, treasurers cannot afford to ignore the importance of cyber-security. But should this area be viewed as a straightforward necessity, or can it be approached as a business enabler?

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    Putting risk into perspective

    Where there is business, there will be risk. That is the nature of the beast. But just like businesses, risks are not static, with some rising to the fore whilst others lay dormant in the background. And then an incident erupts somewhere in the world, and those that were dormant are now very active.

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    Over-supply and demand: living through an asset rout

    Commodities pricing is at the mercy of a number of factors as diverse as market mood, political intervention and the weather. For corporates, managing the risk of price swings is crucial to protect the bottom line. Where does risk materialise, why, and how can it be mitigated?

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    Managing the unknown

    In 2015, currency volatility couldn’t be kept out of the headlines. Today, a big question for many corporates is when, and where, the next shock will come from and, perhaps more importantly, am I prepared? In this article, experts from the world of banking, consultancy and corporate treasury share their views on how to best manage currency risk in a volatile world.

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    Going steady

    Market and currency volatility inevitably leads to interest rate risk. Where this threatens to impact profitability it has to be effectively managed. What does it entail for treasurers operating in Asia?

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    Are you prepared for the worst?

    Whilst a crisis may not happen to every company, if minimal preparation is the route a corporate opts for, then, in terms of being able to best manage a recovery, they are inevitably placing themselves in a vulnerable position. Treasury is no place for finger-crossing or complacency when it comes to risk management and putting in the groundwork is key for business continuity.