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Solvency II and the Corporate Treasurer

  The impact of Solvency II could potentially be an even more radical shift for insurers than Basel III is set to be for bankers. What will the knock on effect be for corporates?   The issue of financial regulation […]

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Three Lessons from the Euro Crisis

As the Euro crisis continues to rumble on, and the tension in the financial markets grows more and more acute…

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Basel III And The Cost Of Corporate Hedging

One of the key principles of Basel III, the new global regulatory standard on bank capital adequacy…

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The Challenge Of Modelling Financial Risk

When Myron Scholes predicted a ‘golden age’ for risk modelling in a recent article in Risk magazine…

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The Role Of Market Forecasting In Risk Management

August 1st marked the 150th anniversary of public weather forecasts in the UK. These early forecasts, first published…

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A Return To ‘Riskier’ FX Hedging Products?

 The 2008 banking crisis, and the resulting spike in foreign exchange market volatilities, had a clear impact on corporate hedging activities – as everything from hedge ratios and tenors, to the selection of hedging instruments, was carefully reviewed, analysed and […]

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The Metrics of Financial Risk Management

  Risk management can be defined as altering the risks a company faces to match the risks that it desires[1]. The process of risk management, therefore, involves understanding the risks to which a company is exposed, determining what tools are […]

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New GT News Blog – China’s “New” Currency

Please see my latest GT News blog entry 

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GT News Risk Blog

Please find my latest Risk blog entitled “Managing Commodity Price Risk: Are Pass Through Strategies Sufficient?” on the GT News web site: 

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ECGD Plans FX Credit Support Product

One of the lasting implications of the financial crisis for UK exporters has been an increasing difficulty in securing credit lines for FX hedging programs. As banks and FX brokers looked to minimize their own credit exposure, existing lines were […]

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FX Hedging:

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Commodity & FX Risk:

An Integrated Approach


The Corporate Use of Credit Derivatives:

Where Next?


Corporate Hedger’s Guide to Basel III


Currency Volatility – Are markets nearing an inflection point?



FX Risk


“Validus designed an innovative and practical hedging strategy to address our underlying FX risk in the context of very distinct and diverse sources of competition. We are delighted with the outcome and impressed with their on-going response to the changing business and market dynamics”.


Paul Stobbs, Managing Director, Attraction World


Private Equity


 “The Validus team understand how private equity thinks about financial risk management issues and they are rigorous in the way they help our portfolio companies to understand and mitigate their risks.”


James Markham, Partner – Portfolio Management, Graphite Capital LLP


FX and Commodity Risk


“Validus provides us with independent strategic advice relating to our long-term currency and commodity risk management program.  The people are extremely capable and collaborate very well with our finance and operations teams here at JD Irving.”


Mark Bettle, Director, J.D. Irving Ltd.


FX  Risk


 “Validus developed a tailored hedging solution to mitigate the risks from our unique combination of existing supplier agreements. The implementation and management of this rolling hedging programme with our FX service providers has been expertly and efficiently handled”.  


Mark Goldby, Finance Director, SMS Electronics Ltd.


Commodity Risk


“Validus worked with us to develop a comprehensive commodity risk management programme – their analysis was both insightful and actionable.   We particularly value their independence, and they continue to work alongside our internal team to ensure our commodity price risks are managed effectively”

Gerry Gray, Finance Director, Strix Ltd.


FX, Commodity & Interest Rate Risk


“Validus comes up with risk management solutions that are innovative and comprehensive but practical to implement, that is their strength compared to other consulting companies we have worked with in the past.  Validus provided valuable insights into how FX, interest rate and commodity risks impact our organisation, and provide actionable recommendations and solutions.”


Andrew Ayres, Finance Director, U-POL Ltd.

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