Protect your company and preserve profits with a currency risk management strategy
We are here to help businesses keep an eye on risks and spot opportunities associated with the financial markets and help them plan ahead as the world eases out of Covid-19 restrictions, as well as find their feet in a post-Brexit landscape.
Moneycorp offers a wide range of currency hedging solutions to help protect your business from unwanted exchange rate movements, from the most basic, low-risk strategies to more complex approaches that may give you the opportunity to out-perform current market rates.
Ian Holdcroft, Co-founder, Shackleton
"Over the last year, uncertainty has added extra stress around planning as no one really knew what would happen with duties and VAT etc. Using somebody like moneycorp, you can hedge some of that risk, and you have access to an internal team of analysts who are closer to the action in terms of understanding the likelihood of sterling weakening or strengthening versus the dollar or euro, which is really helpful. It’s a heck of a lot better than the service you get from a high-street bank, for instance."
What is FX/currency hedging?
Currency hedging is the practice of protecting your business from unwanted exchange rate movements. This can be done via currency contracts or options, all of which have different functions and goals and play an important part in a risk management strategy.
Why might my business need an FX risk management strategy?
All major currencies—whether due to politics, economics or other external factors—will fluctuate against each other. Whether your organisation is an importer of goods from abroad, regularly receives payment in foreign currencies or relies on paying international staff in local currency, international payments increase your exposure to ever-fluctuating exchange rates.
These sudden exchange rate shifts can affect the value you receive when exchanging currency creating financial risk and making it difficult to forecast costs and income.
What are the steps to building an FX risk management strategy?
Firstly, your qualified Relationship Manager will get to know your business and the role foreign exchange plays in it. You will then specify your goals and agree on budgets so that a unique FX risk management strategy can be developed to suit your needs. Along the way, your Relationship Manager will provide guidance and work with you to select appropriate hedging solutions. Finally, your Relationship Manager will then begin executing the agreed FX risk management strategy, providing updates and making adjustments in line with market changes.