Archive for April 2010

Reval Says Ag Derivative Bill Best Case for Corporate End-Users

  New York, April 20, 2010 –The clear definition of a corporate end-user of over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives, introduced in a new bill last Friday by U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Blanche Lincoln (D-Ark), addresses most of the concerns previously held by companies that use derivatives to hedge commercial risk, says Reval, a derivative risk management…

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Treasury chief hardens stance on derivatives

Financial Times Reval CEO Jiro Okochi comments: "My concern is that dealers will now have additional costs… [by being] forced to exchange-trade, and will be forced to post margin.’" Click here for details >>

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Corporate Swap Users Emerge As Major Lobbying Force On Derivatives

Wall Street Journal "An early poll conducted by the derivatives risk management company Reval found that 58% of respondents would cut their derivatives use in half if forced to post margin," said Reval Chief Executive Jiro Okochi, who launched a Web site called www.savemyswaps.com to help end-users convey their concerns to Washington." Click here for…

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Hypothetical Derivatives and Currency Basis

Since FAS 133 was introduced nearly a decade ago and IAS 39 was introduced over five years ago, we continue to see differing interpretations of these standards being applied in the marketplace. A good example of this is the application of currency basis on Cross Currency Interest Rate Swaps (“CCIRS”) for effectiveness testing.

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Financial Risk Management Luminary Fred L. Cohen Joins Reval Board

New York, April 6, 2010 – Fred L. Cohen, a noted financial risk management consultant in corporate treasury and a retired advisory leader and hedge accounting compliance specialist from PricewaterhouseCoopers has been appointed to the Board of Directors at Reval (www.reval.com), the global leader in derivative risk management and hedge accounting solutions. Reval is the…

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Noted Risk Manager Fred Cohen Joins Reval Board

Derivatives Week "Fred Cohen, a noted financial risk management consultant in corporate treasury and a retired advisory leader and hedge accounting compliance specialist from PricewaterhouseCoopers has been appointed to the board of directors at Reval, a derivative risk management and hedge accounting solutions firm." Click here for details >>

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