What We Do


At Validus, we work to bring structure and transparency to the management of market risks, including currency, interest rate and commodity price risk. This involves first developing a clear understanding of the nature of a company’s risk exposures, using a combination of qualitative and quantitative techniques, and building an integrated model of the unique financial risk profile.


Building upon this foundation, we then design and evaluate alternative risk management strategies, which may involve financial hedges and / or internal process adjustments. This results in a customised corporate risk management strategy which has been rigorously and independently designed and assessed.

 

Hedging performance, key performance indicators (KPIs) and market risk exposures are monitored on a real-time basis using cloud-based dashboard technology to ensure maximum transparency and risk reporting capability.

 

 

 

 

Global Experience:

 

Validus currently provides risk market risk management advisory services to companies and institutions in Europe, North America and Australasia:

 

 

 

White Papers


 

FX Hedging:

10 Common Pitfalls

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Commodity & FX Risk:

An Integrated Approach

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The Corporate Use of Credit Derivatives:

Where Next?

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Corporate Hedger’s Guide to Basel III

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Currency Volatility – Are markets nearing an inflection point?

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Testimonial

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

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.


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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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