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Hidden Fx Risk

Hidden FX risk is the amount of accounting, transaction or operating exposure that is not properly identified by the treasury team. Most FX surveys show that lack of visibility and reliability of FX forecasts is the biggest challenge in managing FX risk. Sources of hidden FX risk include: manually executed data gathering and consolidation, use of spreadsheets gathered from many different sources, lack of transparency of internal processes, errors in the definition of the appropriate currency for translation purposes, difficulty in processing numerous intercompany transactions, and inaccurate or untimely monitoring of FX markets. To the extent that they automate the process of exposure collection and monitoring, Currency Management Automation solutions allow managers to mitigate the pitfalls created by hidden FX risk.