Banks boot up next-gen hedging bots

Automated FX hedging can save money and time, proponents argue. But corporates have qualms

A wild swing in exchange rates used to force corporate treasurers to hurriedly review their FX exposure and, if necessary, rebalance a slew of hedges.

Now, banks such as Citi and NatWest Markets are developing a new breed of automated hedging tools that, they claim, will do the job on the fly with little or no human intervention.

The sales pitch is simple: clients can plug their risk management systems into the bank’s proprietary trading platform, set the rules of engagement, and hey presto

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