Round Two of the French Presidential Election Calls for Increased Currency Awareness

As Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen emerge as the candidates for France’s presidential election, for multinational companies knowing their euro exposure is more important than ever. Macron’s lead in the polls has many breathing a sigh of relief as there is now only one anti-euro candidate and the possibility of France leaving the […]

By |April 25th, 2017|Categories: Thought Leadership|Tags: |0 Comments

FiREapps Q4 2016 Currency Impact Report – What the Details Tell Us

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North American and European corporates reported suffering negative currency impacts in Q4 2016 of $10.47 billion, despite relatively low currency volatility. Even though the overall EPS impact reported by North American companies has declined over the previous six quarters, unprepared corporates have suffered major impacts from individual currencies. For example, the […]

By |April 25th, 2017|Categories: Thought Leadership|Tags: |0 Comments

Frexit on the Horizon? How Corporates Can Avoid Costly FX Management Mistakes

As the first round of presidential elections in France near, the question of whether France will exit the EU looms. Companies suffered big FX hits after Brexit and rumors of Frexit can be troubling, but the outcome of the election should be of no concern to corporates – if you are confident in your […]

By |April 21st, 2017|Categories: Thought Leadership|Tags: |0 Comments

FiREapps Client Ericsson Wins TMI Award for Achievement in Risk Management

London, Eng., February 16, 2017 — Treasury Management International (TMI) announced today the winners of the annual 2016 Corporate Recognition Award. We would like to congratulate Magnus Attoff, the Head of Financial Risk Management & Operations at Ericsson who won in the Risk Management category. This prestigious award recognizes innovation and excellence in […]

By |February 16th, 2017|Categories: Thought Leadership|Tags: |0 Comments

FiREapps Q3 2016 Currency Impact Report – What You Need to Know

Companies lost nearly $11 billion to currency impacts in the third quarter of 2016, according to our latest analysis of the earnings calls of 1200 publicly traded North American and European companies. A total of 263 companies – 218 in North America and 45 in Europe – reported negative currency impacts. Of the companies […]

By |January 30th, 2017|Categories: Thought Leadership|Tags: |0 Comments

The #1 Key to Dealing With Massive Volatility: Currency Awareness & A Currency Analytics Platform

2016 has been a year of massive volatility. There’s no indication that 2017 will be any better; in fact, there are many reasons to believe that volatility will get worse.

Our aim here on the No Surprises blog is to offer you actionable steps you can take to reduce the impact of market volatility […]

By |January 3rd, 2017|Categories: Thought Leadership|Tags: |0 Comments

Koester on CNBC: A Currency Analytics Platform Helps Companies Deal with a Stronger Dollar

FiREapps’ CEO Wolfgang Koester was on CNBC this week answering questions about the impact of a strengthening dollar on U.S. and European multinationals, whether a dollar correction is on the horizon, and how a currency surprise from China could shock the market. What’s the solution? A currency analytics platform helps corporations manage the risk […]

By |December 20th, 2016|Categories: Thought Leadership|Tags: |0 Comments

What You Need to Know About Currency Risk After Votes in Austria & Italy

It’s been a big week for Europe, but for corporate leaders, the plan of action should be the same.

First up: Italy, where the constitutional referendum lost resoundingly. As he promised he would if the “No” vote won, Prime Minister Matteo Renzi stepped down. Both were largely seen as a victory for the anti-European Union […]

By |December 9th, 2016|Categories: Thought Leadership|Tags: |0 Comments

Trump’s Election, the Dollar’s Surge, and the Stock Market’s Rally Do Teach a Lesson: Prepare to Be Surprised

Pundits thought that Brexit taught the world a powerful lesson. And they expected the lesson out of Donald Trump’s surprise election on Tuesday would be the same.

Surprise again.

While the British pound fell to a three-decade low after Britain’s vote to leave the European Union, the U.S. dollar rose to an 11-month peak after Trump […]

By |November 16th, 2016|Categories: Thought Leadership|Tags: |0 Comments

For Currency Markets, Corporations, and Investors, the U.S. Presidential Election Means One Thing: Uncertainty

Today, we are in the midst of what has been called “America’s Brexit moment.” On both sides, each candidate’s supporters have predicted chaos should the other win. But as with Brexit, it is not as much the outcome that is affecting markets but rather the uncertainty. Uncertainty, as Brexit showed us, wreaks […]

By |November 8th, 2016|Categories: Thought Leadership|Tags: |0 Comments