Baking bad: lessons on managing FX risk from an ill-fated birthday cake
Even small exchange rate fluctuations can eat into your profits. Which is why you need an effective strategy to manage your FX risk.
7 unwinding carry trades that crashed the markets
In this post, we’ll look at seven instances when unwinding carry trades crashed the markets, and the dire consequences this had for the economies involved.
10 things every CFO should know about FX hedging
In business, some risk is inevitable. In the latest on our blog, we explain why every CFO should have an FX hedging strategy.
Limit your exposure: what’s currency risk and what can you do about it?
What’s currency exposure? And, more to the point, how can you keep it to a minimum?
Right as rain: our experience at the 2022 edition of Money 20/20
We had lots of interesting conversations, learned loads about the fintech industry's current direction of travel, and made plenty of new friends.
What the BaaS are you talking about? Everything you need to know about banking as a service
What exactly is BaaS? How does it work? And why has it become one of the most talked about trends in fintech over the past few years?
No laughing gas: energy suppliers’ surprising hedging fail
With supply and demand at the mercy of natural disasters, politics, social issues, and a laundry list of other interconnected factors, energy production is inherently risky at the best of times. Which is why it's smart to hedge.
The wheels on the car go round and round… only if you hedge
A look at how rising costs are making things harder for the automotive industry, and why hedging is becoming a critical part of keeping their product affordable... and their profits in good health.
The payroll problem: handling currency fluctuations in a location-independent world
Ever since the Covid-19 pandemic hit, remote working has been high on businesses’ agendas. Faced with a highly contagious, potentially life-threatening virus, even those who used to be dead-set against it had to concede that suffering through Zoom calls with jumper-clad colleagues was the lesser of two evils.
Looking back on 2021: Assure Hedge’s year in review
It’s been a challenging 12 months for everyone, which makes us even prouder of what we’ve accomplished. So, as 2021 draws to a close, we hope you’ll indulge us as we give you a whistle-stop tour of our year’s highlights.
The top 10 most successful hedge fund managers of all time
In this post, we look at ten of the biggest industry names of all time, and examine what they’ve done to secure their place in the annals of hedge fund history.
What's in an API?
In this post, we’re going to break things down in the simplest terms possible, so you can grasp the basics of APIs and explain them to your colleagues.
The beauty of creative destruction: why high-frequency trading is good for the markets
In a recent episode of our Talking Hedge podcast, we sat down with him to discuss the origin and evolution of high-frequency trading and the reasons why it’s actually a good thing.
Back with a bang: Assure Hedge attends the 2021 edition of Money 20/20
It's been a year of lockdown hair, questionable loungewear, and interminable Zoom meetings, so it felt great to dress up and hear about the latest industry developments in person at Money20/20.
Mind the dip: how hedging cushioned the blow when oil prices fell through the floor
Oil is critical to the world economy. It powers our industries, fuels the vehicles that bring us food and other essentials, and keeps our homes warm on cold winter days (and cool when the sun gets overzealous).
Hedging: helping you keep a roof over your head since 1934
Fixed-rate mortgages have been a mainstay of home-buying ever since the US Federal Housing Authority came up with the idea in 1934.
Pritesh Ruparel: Why I joined Assure Hedge
When Assure Hedge’s chairman Richard Hayes brought up an interview I’d done where I’d described my vision of the ideal operating model for a modern financial services firm and told me ‘Prit, help us build that firm‘, the call became harder to resist.
Turbulence ahead! A hedging lesson from the airline industry
Which is better as a hedging instrument? An option or a forward? Under certain conditions, your choice of hedging instrument could be make or break. The airline industry learned this the hard way in 2020.
The Chicken McNuggets’ secret ingredient is not what you think…
This is the story of the Chicken McNugget. Or, to be more accurate, the story of how you’ve got hedging to thank for being able to scoff a boxfull of them...
9 FX movements that sent shudders through the global economy
From shock election results to changes in commodity prices and stubborn politicians, even seemingly insignificant events that are well beyond your control can skyrocket exchange rates or send them tumbling.
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