Citizens Global Markets

With the challenges and uncertainties of today’s tax, regulatory and economic environments, companies need a financial partner who can help them navigate market conditions and better protect their businesses from currency and interest rate risk. Our dedicated Global Markets team applies their risk management expertise to deliver tailored solutions that help companies reach their potential.

Solutions

Foreign Exchange

To achieve sustainable growth, businesses often look to expand internationally. Unfortunately, global reach means businesses also face currency volatility and exchange rate risks. Our team can help you mitigate these risks and navigate cross-border commerce with the following solutions:

  • Spot contracts guarantee a conversion exchange rate between two currencies for settlement in one or two business days
  • Forward contracts guarantee a conversion exchange rate between two currencies for settlement beyond two business days
  • Option contracts offer the ability to protect the value of your foreign cash flows at customized exchange rates
  • Cross currency swaps effectively manage your debt to asset profile by synthetically creating foreign currency debt
  • Non-deliverable forwards provide risk protection in emerging market currencies that are highly regulated
  • Foreign currency accounts manage the collection of foreign cash flows and respond more effectively to changing market conditions

Interest Rate

With years of experience, our derivatives specialists collaborate with you to identify key interest rate risks and exposures. Through a thorough understanding of your objectives and risk appetite, we develop and structure customized strategies and offer solutions to mitigate interest rate uncertainty and efficiently manage funding costs.

Common interest rate risk management strategies include:

  • Existing Debt Hedging: Tailored derivative solutions and applications that convert floating-rate debt to fixed-rate debt
  • Anticipatory Hedging: Create future rate certainty today and protect against rising rates on forecasted or anticipated financing
  • Tax-exempt Debt Hedging: Mitigate the risk of increasing municipal debt costs and impacts of tax reform

Contact Us

If you would like to speak with us about current market conditions or details around our global markets risk management solutions, please contact our trading desk at 888.821.3600.

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Market Insights

We produce Market Insights, a video series dedicated to providing business owners and key decision-makers with unique insights from leading subject matter experts. Our latest installation focuses on Global Markets and provides answers to the critical questions that businesses are contemplating as they manage the risks associated with global operations.

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Making Sense of Rising Rates

Tony Bedikian, Head of Global Markets, discusses why interest rates are expected to rise for the foreseeable future and key market indicators for companies to monitor.

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Factors Impacting Foreign Currency Markets

Learn how geopolitical and economic events, like trade relations and tariff battles, are impacting foreign currency markets.

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Commodity Price Volatility

Hear what factors drive commodity price volatility, and how companies can use this insight to make prudent risk management decisions.

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Managing Risk in a Rising Rate Environment

Rich Aidala, Managing Director, speaks about the industries most impacted by rising rates and what multinational companies should consider when determining rate risk management strategies.

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Commodity Hedging: Oil and Gas

Learn what hedging strategies companies should consider in order to protect themselves from oil and gas price volatility.

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Brexit’s Impact on FX

Neil Hibel, Managing Director, discusses how the Brexit referendum has impacted corporate hedging and what companies can do to limit FX volatility in the region moving forward.

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What’s Ahead for the USD

Bryan Morales, Director, speaks to the future direction of the USD and what hedging strategies corporations are currently using.

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Daily FX

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Daily Foreign FiX Email

In response to our clients’ needs for up-to-date insights on exchange rate fluctuations, we are excited to offer you our complimentary and customized Foreign FiX. In this daily email, our FX experts provide commentary on the regions and currencies that your company deals with when engaging in international trade.

View today’s Foreign FiX for the Euro (EUR), Canadian Dollar (CAD) and offshore Chinese Renminbi (CNH).

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Please indicate which currencies and charts you would like to have included on your Citizens Daily FiX email. You can select up to ten currencies, and include up to two trend and forecast charts. When finished, confirm your email address and click the Subscribe button. At any time, you can change the list of currencies and charts included in your daily email.

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Weekly Interest Rates

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Citizens Interest Rate Products Update

We publish weekly and breaking news updates that speak to the latest events impacting interest rates. View our recent update and subscribe below to receive these timely bulletins.

View our recent IRP Weekly Update: Trade Tensions Reignite as Market Digests Employment Data

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Monthly Newsletter

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Global Markets Monthly

We publish a monthly newsletter that speaks to the current U.S. business environment as well as international events impacting currency movements, rates and cross-border commerce. Our FX experts provide opportunities and transactions to consider based on current market conditions, as well as FX and interest rate trends.

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Special Briefings

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FASB’s New Hedge Accounting Model: Implications for Currency Risk Management Strategies

In August of 2017, the Financial Accounting Standard Board (FASB) issued a major revision to the U.S. accounting rules for hedging and derivatives. Our briefing explains the update as well as focuses on how the changes will affect currency risk management strategies moving forward.

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Cross Currency Swaps: Theory and Application

While corporate treasury executives are well versed in conventional interest rate swaps to manage exposure to fixed or floating interest rates, many are not as familiar with the cross currency equivalent. In this white paper, we provide an overview of cross currency swap products, how using these impact accounting, and provide examples to help companies better understand how to take advantage of this option in international trade.

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