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July 19 Meeting
July 19, 2017 @ 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
2400 District Ave., Burlington, MA
|1:30-2:00||Registration - Networking|
|2:00-3:15||Going Global: Managing FX Volatility in the M&A Process|
|3:15-4:30||Innovations in Cross-border Payments: Improving System Speed and Transparency|
Going Global: Managing FX Volatility in the M&A Process
Amanda Breslin, CFA, CTP, Chatham Financial
Global M&A weathered an unpredictable 2016 with a dramatic surge in activity in the fourth quarter. In just the final quarter, we saw 1,429 cross-border deals, exceeding $388bn in volume – totaling nearly 40% of the year’s total deal volume in a period of material global uncertainty. While political risks and increasingly complex regulatory developments are here to stay in 2017, volatile currency markets have made predictability of valuations, deal closing, and financial performance upon integration even more challenging for corporate acquirers. This session will address the various stages of cross border acquisitions and focus on how holistic risk management practices during the entire M&A process can help address common hurdles and complexities.
Ms. Breslin will cover a variety of topics and practical tips to consider in each stage of the M&A process:
- Due Diligence – Understand the impact of foreign acquisition on your financial statements, as well as the existing risk profile and risk mitigation programs that may be in place
- Transaction – Consider the financial risks in your equity and debt capital structure and some strategies to mitigate the impact of currency fluctuations
- Integration – Review the complexities that can arise as you merge hedging objectives, programs, and risk management processes across organizations
Innovations in Cross-border Payments: Improving System Speed and Transparency
Kevin O’Neil and William Liu, SWIFT Americas & UK Region
In the face of increased regulation and cyber risk, the payments industry is evolving to become more efficient and transparent. Are you keeping up with the latest changes? What are the key challenges & forces driving the industry? SWIFT will explain financial messaging trends they are seeing working together with banks and corporates. Can you pass the “acronym challenge” and earn your credits?
Members: no charge
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