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A grand approach to risk management

Grande Exhibitions is an Australian company with a large number of business partners and suppliers located in Asia, Europe and the USA. Doing business on such a global scale means cash flows and profit margins are

A grand approach to risk management
A grand approach to risk management With 100% of its business overseas, Grande Exhibitions was struggling to manage how foreign currencies impacted its cash flow.

Grande Exhibitions is an Australian company with a large number of business partners and suppliers located in Asia, Europe and the USA.

Doing business on such a global scale means cash flows and profit margins are susceptible to volatility across a range of foreign currencies.

 

Challenge
The complicated management of Australian dollar expenses, when income is derived from the euro and USD. Grande Exhibitions wanted a provider who offered strategic solutions to help minimize the impact of currency fluctuation on its cash flow.

Solution
The WU® GlobalPay platform, complimented by access to a dedicated account manager, provides visibility into Grande Exhibitions’ currency exposures so it can manage cash flow more effectively.

Result
The online platform has eliminated the need for foreign currency accounts, while a Western Union Business Solutions client manager helps to develop tailor made strategies for managing foreign exchange risk.


“I think we have saved 10’s of thousands of dollars, in locking in forward contracts at appropriate rates, by using the holding account balances and not doubling up on transaction fees.” Bruce Peterson, Manager Director, Grande Exhibitions.

Bruce Peterson, Managing Director
Bruce Peterson, Managing Director Grande Exhibitions

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10’s of thousands of dollars save by using simple hedging tools.


In the past, Grande Exhibitions felt that its foreign exchange providers weren’t offering the strategic solutions it needed to overcome the impact of fluctuating currencies on its business. In Western Union Business Solutions it has found a team that truly understands the company’s challenges.