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Interest rates

Corporates can be exposed to interest rate risk in numerous ways, which impact both their assets and liabilities. Short-term (LIBOR) rates are often the basis for floating (bank) debt and short-term deposits, and change on a daily basis. As the basis for debt capital markets issuance, long-term rates may even change every second.

  • In-depth risk analysis based on client specific and market data
  • Rates sales, trading, research and structuring desks in Amsterdam, Brussels, London, New York and Singapore
  • Tailored solutions for your specific business and sector situation

Interest rate risk management

Managing this risk is important for every corporate exposed to interest rate fluctuations that can affect the financial result of a company’s business. Therefore, for most corporates today, interest rate risk management is an integrated part of their overall risk management strategy. 

One of the first steps in interest rate risk management is to analyse and quantify the exposure to interest rate risk. We can perform such analyses for your company based on several models, using client specific information (financing needs, existing loan portfolio, debt maturity calendar, etc.) combined with market data (interest rates, currency rates, level of volatility). Based on the outcome of this analysis, steps on how to best manage and reduce this risk are formulated.

One-stop solution

Financial instruments, like interest rate derivatives, are commonly used in a risk management strategy and can be considered to meet your hedging objectives. We offer a wide range of these products and can assist in optimising your hedging strategy with our one-stop solutions for (re)structuring and execution of hedges with our hedge coordination services.

With rates sales, trading, research and structuring desks in Amsterdam, Brussels, London, New York and Singapore, we have the global know-how and span to offer excellent risk management services to our clients. This is complemented with research on a wide range of economic and market trends.

Why partner with us

Our purpose is to empower people to stay a step ahead in life and in business. So whatever your financial needs, whether you are looking to expand and want strategic advice, or just want to make your day-to-day banking more efficient, we are here to support your business ambitions.

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