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Rates are Low and Falling: Should You Borrow Fixed or Floating?

5 Factors to Consider When Choosing Your Mix In our many years of advising borrowers of all shapes and sizes in myriad industries, when thinking of interest rates, one question remains steadfast in the minds of Treasurers and CFOs: Where does my company’s debt portfolio belong on the fixed – floating spectrum? With fixed interest […]

Borrow Fixed or Floating? Your Road Map to the Right Decision

In our decades of assisting companies in their management of interest rate risk, we hear one question frequently: “I’m conservative and only borrow at a fixed interest rate. Why should I care about hedging interest rate risk?”. It’s a fact that floating rate debt typically represents a small percentage of a company’s debt load. However, […]

What the Fed’s Great Unwind Means for Rates

The Beginning of the End of QE (“Quantitative Easing”). Its been well advertised the Fed will begin unwinding its $4.5 trillion-dollar balance sheet this month, initially by reinvesting a gradually smaller amount of Treasuries and allowing Mortgage-backed securities to mature without replacement in its massive portfolio. As such, October 2017 will go down in history […]

Solving the Fixed versus Floating Rate Conundrum: Your Roadmap to the Right Decision

In our decades of assisting companies in their management of interest rate risk, we hear one question frequently: “I’m conservative and only borrow at a fixed interest rate. Why should I care about hedging interest rate risk?”. It’s a fact that floating rate debt typically represents a small percentage of a company’s debt load. However, […]