Effective Foreign Currency Management


Overview

Whether it is domestic firm or multinational corporation, managing foreign currency is crucial. The appreciation and depreciation of foreign currency affects the firm’s profitability and liquidity. Therefore, an appreciation of how international trade, business, economic and political developments could impact the exchange rate movement is critical in business strategic planning and control. Therefore, managers and executives in all functions should understand how to interpret the exchange rate, understand how the exchange market works and introduce effective tools and techniques in managing foreign currencies. The trainer uses practical exercises to demonstrate the interpretation of foreign exchange rate and determine the extent of currency appreciation and depreciation. Methods and techniques of managing foreign currency correctly will be thoroughly discussed.

Course Outline

  • Introduction of Foreign Exchange
    - Why do firms go international
    - Types of overseas operations
    - Differences between domestic and multinational financial management
    - Current development impacting foreign currencies
  • Currency Risk Management
    - Financial strategies to guard against foreign currency depreciation
    - Impact of changes in foreign exchange rates
    - How to read and forecast foreign exchange rates


  • Interpreting Foreign Exchange Rates 
    - Spot rate
    - Forward exchange rate
    - Direct quote vs Indirect quote
    - Differentiation between foreign currency appreciation and depreciation
    - Bid and ask quotation
  • Arbitrage and Hedging
    - Currency arbitrage
    - Hedging strategies

Note: Participants are to bring their own calculators for this workshop

Who Should Attend

Managers and executives who are new to how foreign exchange works but need to know the application of currency related techniques when making business decisions. Also, ideal as an in-house workshop where employees from various departments or divisions can utilise their respective information and operational data to develop a comprehensive set of interlinked foreign currency management and control within the organisation.

Trainer Profile

LIM KAIM SOON
CA(SINGAPORE), EMBA(HELSINKI), FCCA (UK), BBA (HONS), NUS

Kaim Soon graduated from the National University of Singapore with a Bachelor degree (honours) in Business Administration (majoring in finance & investment). He is also a fellow member of the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants, UK. Kaim Soon completed his Executive MBA at the Helsinki School of Economics (now Aalto University), Finland.

Kaim Soon has been a corporate trainer specializing in accounting and financial management, working with various local and overseas consulting and training institutes. He conducts regular workshops, seminars and in-house group training to senior management and staff of statutory boards and business corporations

Through his own company, he provides financial consultancy services to local as well as foreign companies in Singapore. His areas of specialization include financial & management accounting, corporate investment and financing, as well as corporate due diligence. He likes to adopt unique training methods as the emphasis is application-oriented i.e. learn-apply-related to what the individual does in his/her work. He often uses the actual corporate financial data to perform and show financial analysis in the real business world.

Kaim Soon’s past corporate working experiences include financial control and general management in banking, insurance, retail and manufacturing industries.
Administrative Details

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  • No cancellation will be allowed upon registration but attendance by a replacement delegate from your company due to exigency could be facilitated. Please notify SBF of the change with at least 3 working days’ notice prior to event to enable logistical arrangements for the replacement.
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  • Participants will only be admitted if payment/proof of payment has been received prior to the event or on event day.
  • You will still be liable for the payment in the event of no-show on actual day of the event.
  • SBF reserves the right to cancel or make any adjustments to the event.


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    Corporate PayNow (UEN: T02SS0073H),

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  2. VISA/MASTERCARD Terminal

    Payment can be made via our VISA/MasterCard terminal in our office

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Please cross your cheque payable to Singapore Business Federation and send it to:

160 Robinson Rd #06-01, SBF Center, Singapore 068914

Please indicate the Invoice number, Company and Participant(s) name(s) at the back of the cheque.

If you have registered less than 5 working days before the event date, please bring along your cheque on the day of event.  

Ref No: SB190517

DISCLAIMER
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When
9/2/2019 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Where
160 Robinson Road #06-01 SBF Center SINGAPORE 068914 SINGAPORE

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