As the UK gradually reverses lockdown measures, businesses trading internationally have the challenging task of recalibrating to the ‘new normal’.

The longer term economic impacts of Covid-19 are yet to be determined, but the rhetoric around the type of recession we will experience (instead of whether or not there will be a recession) is in itself a clue to what the future holds.

Finance departments are turning their attention to how to best to manage volatility based on forecasts that may change at short notice. Businesses importing products or selling overseas have the added complexity of calculating how to update existing currency hedges and assessing what kinds of hedging products can provide flexibility in case forecasts aren’t realised.

In this exclusive webinar by Currencies Direct, attendees will be provided with:

  • The latest FX trends and movements
  • An overview of what is driving market sentiment
  • An assessment of what this volatility could mean for businesses

The webinar will also offer practical advice for CFOs and Finance Managers on the following topics:

  • Identifying currency risks
  • Defining hedging objectives
  • Executing strategies using products most suited to the Covid-19 climate

Attendees will also be able to benefit from a complimentary subscription to Currencies Direct’s monthly Aggregated Forecast.  


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Ashley Skinner – Senior Corporate Dealer

Ashley  joined Currencies Direct in 2011 in an account management function and quickly progressed to a Dealer role. Ashley moved to the Corporate Desk as a Senior Corporate Dealer in 2018 and manages a book of clients from start-ups to listed entities, helping them manage their overall exposure to FX Risk. Since joining the desk, Ashley has gone on to specialise in hedging, specifically Option Derivative products that range from simple solutions to more complex structures. Whilst not all clients hedge all their exposure, Ashley also creates strategies for their shorter term requirements to ensure they target realistic rates and opportunities within specified timeframes. He also holds the title of Chartered MCSI with the CISI and is currently studying with the CFA institute. 

Deepak Goyal – Global Head of Strategic Partnerships

Deepak joined Currencies Direct in 2007 and is responsible for creating and implementing business development strategies for Currencies Direct’s corporate business. He’s particularly focused on the company’s partnership programme, analysing trends to work out which partner sectors to target and ensuring that the company’s product proposition matches the needs of their customers.

Phil McHugh – Chief Treasury Analyst MCSI

Phil joined Currencies Direct 13 years ago and helps to oversee trading activity.

Having gained experience working with hundreds of businesses to optimise international payments processes and execute comprehensive risk management strategies, Phil currently works with a portfolio of corporate clients whilst managing Currencies Direct’s overall market exposure

Phil is a chartered member of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investments (MCSI) and has completed the Certificate in International Treasury Management (CertiTM)