"We help private equity firms manage foreign exchange and interest rate risk relating to treasury management, cross-border investments, divestments, and for their investee companies. We act as an extension to their investment department, providing expert advice and bespoke solutions"
Charlie Long | Head of Finance
Providing the gateway to best execution and data-led hedging advisory
Our expertise and proprietary technology platform help to mitigate multi-asset risk. We deploy the latest analytical tools, tailored hedging programmes, tendered execution, and hedge accounting advice to ensure the most efficient outcomes.
Gain meaningful insights. Use our proprietary analytical platform (IRIS) to measure and benchmark hedging and execution performance
Optimized execution. Access best in class pricing and credit terms though tendered and supported execution
Manage risk. Reduce the risks associated with interest rate and FX volatility.
Impartial hedging advisory
Volatility in FX and interest rates pose significant performance risk for private equity, whether it be at the fund or investee company level. We partner with private equity across the globe to help identify and implement the most efficient risk management programmes.
Firstly, we help identify and quantify the size and nature of the risks, and then set about designing, back testing and running simulated scenario analysis to identify the optimal hedging policy for the fund or individual investment. Our dedicated team provides ongoing support, acting as an extension to your treasury department.
Foreign exchange advisory
Helping funds and their portfolio companies maximise investment performance by mitigating the impact of adverse foreign exchange movements. Audere helps:
Assess & evaluate. Quantitative analysis is used to assess your FX exposure and simulate, test, and evaluate appropriate hedging strategies which meet the business objective.
Advise & recommend. We provide impartial foreign exchange hedging advice at the fund and investee company level. Areas of risk include cash buffering, portfolio hedging and cash flow hedging. Further expertise encompasses deal contingent hedging programmes where we assess and identify the most appropriate strategy to protect transaction value.
Optimised execution. World class tendered execution with appropriate counterparties. We manage the ISDA and CSA process and assist with negotiating commercial terms. We then manage the dry and live auction process with industry benchmarking to deliver the best execution.
Interest rate advisory
Access the insights, experience, and technology needed to assess and manage your interest rate risks more effectively. Audere helps:
Assess and evaluate . As a first step, our advisors get to understand your business strategy and evaluate potential future interest rate exposures.
Advise and recommend. They then evaluate the hedging alternatives and costs, before presenting the analysis with scenario testing on our interactive, visual based platform. The final stage is to recommend the optimal hedging programme.
Breadth of knowledge. Our interest rate advisors have the expertise and experience to advise on all interest rate derivative products, including collars, caps, specific and cross-currency swaps. We ensure your business is protected using the most appropriate solution.
Optimisation of execution. World class tendered execution with appropriate counterparties. We manage the ISDA and CSA process and assist with negotiation terms. Dry and live auction processing with industry benchmarking to deliver the best execution.
Access our expertise to help you manage the complex area of derivative accounting. Audere helps:
Provide Assurance. Gain certainty that your accounting procedures and reporting are to standard.
Improved Efficiency. Our personal, on-hand approach and use of technology ensures timely financial reporting to IFRS9. Audere makes this complicated challenge a simple task, allowing your finance department to focus on other workstreams.
Gain Clarity. We ensure that your financial statements reflect the value of all your derivative positions.
Helping you implement the most effective commodity hedging programmes. Audere acts as your risk and hedging advisor and then implements best-in-class, managed execution:
Assess & Evaluate. Our advisors analyse your business, its market and strategy to understand future commodity price exposures. They use Value at Risk simulation such as Monte Carlo to identify the range of available solutions.
Advise and Recommend. Our advisors then evaluate transaction costs, opportunity costs, effects of currency fluctuations, before presenting the analysis on our interactive, visual based platform. The final stage is to recommend the optimal hedging strategy before policy design and implementation.
Breadth of knowledge. Our commodity advisors have the expertise and experience to advise on all scenarios including specialist commodities, proxy hedging, soft commodities and industrial minerals.
Optimisation of execution. We manage the ISDA and CSA process and assist with negotiating execution terms. We then choose the best counterparties with direct access to the underlying market such as LME. Audere’s deep liquidity access ensures the best hedging contract costs compared to direct client access.
Related content ~ Technology
Pioneering new technology 'Iris X'
Audere is recognised as one of the world’s leaders in multi-asset risk management technology. Our proprietary platforms, which benefit from our in-house treasury and software development expertise, deliver unique front-end solutions to our clients. Our technology is complemented by Audere accredited, specialist third party applications. This hybrid approach and our investments in R&D ensure we are continuously evolving and providing clients with the best available solutions.