iAdvisory Workshop: Managing currency risks for your business

Thu, 17 Sep, 2015, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (GMT+8)
Little Red Dot, International Enterprise Singapore 230 Victoria Street Singapore, Bugis Junction Office Tower, Level 10
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Event Details
17 September 2015
Time: 9.30am- 12.00pm
Venue: Little Red Dot Seminar Room, IE Singapore
Price: $40 (including GST)


So far, 2015 has been the year of currency volatility, as predicted by many analysts. In the first half of the year, the Dollar strengthened, the Swiss Franc experienced wild appreciation in January and the Greek Crisis closed with a cliff-hanger. The second half has proven to be equally uncertain with the onshore Chinese Yuan spiralling down in early August, experiencing its biggest one-day loss in two decades. This sent the Singapore Dollar and other Asian Currencies including Korean Won, Thai Baht and the Philippine Peso to multiyear lows. The looming interest rates hike in US, anticipated for Q4 2015, will result in greater volatility for the Dollar and subsequently, other currencies.

IE has partnered Western Union Business Solutions to help you understand the currency outlook of the Singapore Dollar and the other major currencies that Singapore Businesses typically deal with. Also, find out about the key global events to look out for in the second half of 2015 that will have a significant impact to the foreign currency market. At the same time, learn how you can help your business derive a comprehensive plan to hedge and protect your bottom line against an uncertain currency market and effectively manage your business cash flow with technology.

Speaker Profile
Simon Bishop
Head of Corporate Hedging – APAC, Western Union Business Solutions
Simon started his career in financial markets during the mid-1990’s as an interbank trader in the Foreign Exchange market. After taking 2 years off travelling around South America he returned to Australia opening his own finance and advisory business which he ran for 7 years. Since 2011 he has been with Western Union Business Solutions in various capacities including heading up the Melbourne dealing room and then Head of Corporate Hedging (Australia) before taking over responsibility for the APAC region in late 2014.

9.30am- 10.00amCurrency Outlook for H2 2015:
  • Analysts' forecast of Singapore Dollars, USD and other major currencies that Singapore companies typically deal with
  • What are the key & merging political and socioeconomic events that could have a significant impact to the foreign exchange market
10.00am- 10.20amTea break
10.20am- 11.20amHow to hedge and protect your business bottom line from an uncertain foreign currency market:
  • Demystify hedging - what it is and what it is not
  • How simplicity works
  • How to derive a comprehensive hedging plan for your business
11.20am- 11.50amManaging your cash flow for visibility, certainty and efficiency
  • Sharing on WUBS Cash Management Platform
11.50am- 12.00pmQ&A

(*subject to change without prior notice)


iAdvisory Workshop: Managing currency risks for your business

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