Making an impact.
We are Alpha – a company where people and technology come together to deliver powerful currency management solutions for some of the world’s most respected organisations.
As specialists, we don’t work with everyone and are honest about where our value lies.
But if we do, we’re sure to make an impact.
The elephant in the room.
There is no shortage of advice or opinions on where exchange rates are going. However, for those responsible for deciding how to manage their currency exposures, the elephant in the room is obvious: in the long-term, nobody can reliably predict the currency market.
Despite this, currency purchasing decisions are still frequently based on a ‘best guess’ and therefore companies remain materially vulnerable to currency risk.
A balancing act.
At Alpha, we solve the problem of unpredictable exchange rates by developing strategies to balance the three major variables you have to consider when hedging: How much? How far forward? And when?
In doing so, we help you find the balance between being over and under hedged, and give you greater control over the impact exchange rate volatility has on your objectives and commercial landscape.
Making sense of it all.
With a strategy in place, many clients will have an element of discretion over when they buy currency. Whilst evidence shows us that long-term market predictions are inconsistent at best, we recognise that opportunities do exist within short time frames and it’s possible to capitalise on these to optimise returns.
To do this, our dedicated analysts provide tailored and proactive insights, guiding market entry up to three months into the future.
We provide a range of products for executing your strategy, focused on maximising hedge effectiveness whilst minimising hedging costs. Indeed, we work with a number of clients who do not require our consultancy services, but still choose us based on the effectiveness and competitiveness of our execution capabilities alone.
It’s easier said than done.
When it comes to payments and collections, every business wants to reduce manual processes and unlock new efficiencies.
However, existing solutions are often high maintenance, unreliable and take significant time and resource to setup.
Whilst new FinTechs offer attractive levels of innovation, many lack a track record that businesses can trust.
This is where Alpha differs. As an established financial technology provider listed on the London Stock Exchange, we’re able to ensure that the cutting-edge solutions we provide are underpinned by robust levels of governance, a strong balance sheet, and a truly global banking infrastructure. It’s the best of both worlds.
With the ability to send and receive payments in 160 currencies and open accounts in up to 40 countries, Alpha is enabling businesses to transact locally on a truly global scale.
By plugging this network into our cutting-edge platform, built free from legacy, we’ve made transacting globally simple, fast and cost-effective.