A balancing act.
At Alpha we develop FX hedging strategies that help businesses balance when, how much and how far forward to buy currency, in order to give them greater control over the impact exchange rate volatility has on their profit margins, cash flow and ability to buy or sell goods at competitive prices.
The main purpose of a hedging programme is to protect businesses from external distractions that can lead them to hedge disproportionately.
These typically consist of currency forecasts or the emotional attraction to an ‘optimal rate’.
At Alpha, we recognise that decisions driven by speculation will by definition lead to inconsistent and uncertain results. This is why we believe an element of formality is essential to control the impact currency volatility has on any business.
A different perspective.
Achieving consistent and effective results requires not only a change in strategy, but also a change in perspective. Fundamentally, this means managing currency in line with your commercial objectives and competitive landscape, rather than a market view or even a target hedge rate.
Ultimately, we help businesses that want to outperform their competition, not the currency market.