A hedging strategy or program is a set of procedures that allows a company to achieve its goals in terms of managing currency risk. It is based on the business specifics of the company, including its pricing parameters, the location of its competitors, the weight of FX in the business.
A hedging strategy or program also takes into account the company’s sources of information, IT systems, degree of cash flow visibility, and key decision makers (their risk tolerance, their familiarity with different risk management styles, etc.)
The most widely used hedging strategies or programs include: static budget hedging, rolling hedging, layered hedging, hedging based on conditional orders, SO/PO (sales orders/purchase orders) and combinations of programs.
Some of these programs and combinations of programs can be quite demanding in terms of calculations and/or currency trading, a real challenge for treasury teams relying on manual systemes. Their proper implementation and management requires, therefore, automated solutions provided by Currency Management Automation.