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As well as offering foreign exchange, interest rate, inflation and commodity solutions, we can also provide you with a number of additional risk-management-related services.
We can help provide guidance on a range of international accounting standards, including IAS 39. If you are employing hedging strategies using derivatives, options and other such products – be it for foreign exchange, interest rate or other reasons then learn how we could help your business.
The key to an optimal hedging strategy is the ability to understand and quantify precisely the risks to which the business is exposed. Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking has a dedicated team of Risk Solutions experts who can apply sophisticated risk quantification methodologies and provide risk analysis tools, which can be used to frame your hedging strategies.If your company has an exposure to foreign exchange, interest rates, inflation or commodities, we can help you quantify the associated risks. If you have exposure to a number of these risks, quantifying them will enable you to look across your hedging strategies and develop a holistic solution.Advanced risk management solutions and increasingly sophisticated approaches to hedging strategies are undeniable progress in the way companies handle risk exposures. Through appropriate risk quantification, we can help you arrive at a solution that minimises the risk while also minimising the cost.
Treasurers don’t always have access to the level of insight and information that could be instrumental in determining and executing hedging strategies.
For example, the factors you may be considering in order to create the optimal strategic debt profile include: income cyclicality, volatility, gearing, cash balance, foreign currency exposure, financing structure, cost of funding, interest rate volatility, ratings, risk appetite and debt covenants, to list but a few. However, once you have converged onto a strategic benchmark there is a need to look at the market and factor in the tactical considerations.
Our Risk Solutions Group has devised a set of tactical indicators both for currencies and interest rates. These are designed to be accessible, meaningful and transparent with the aim of assisting and informing you on the timing of your risk management decisions. The indicators answer questions such as:
Our sophisticated analytical tools can help augment your existing research and ensure your hedging strategies are as robust and effective as possible.
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