Emerging & Frontier Markets
Founded in 1991, Chatham is the largest independent financial market risk advisor. Chatham provides currency, interest rate and commodity risk management advisory services and hedging solutions to more than 1,000 market leading-firms globally. With our dedicated team of emerging and frontier market risk professionals Chatham helps companies and organizations understand and manage their financial market risks across nearly every region of the world, including some least liquid markets.
Our Experience in Emerging and Frontier Markets:
Chatham’s work in emerging and frontier markets dates back to the early 2000s, when we first became involved in the microfinance industry. In 2008, this work culminated in the creation of Cygma, a Chatham subsidiary exclusively focused on the microfinance and SME sectors that grew to become the industry’s leading risk management advisor. Also over the last decade, Chatham’s work with private equity funds and corporations expanded beyond the economies of the G10 into some of the larger, well-established emerging markets. In early 2012, Cygma combined its operations with Chatham, enabling Cygma’s clients to more fully harness Chatham’s team of over 200 risk management professionals across the U.S., Europe and Asia and putting Cygma’s deep expertise to work for both Chatham’s and Cygma’s clients, as they expand their global footprint into more emerging and frontier markets.
Who We Serve:
Chatham’s consultants have experience working with clients across a broad spectrum of sectors in emerging and frontier markets, including microfinance/SME, infrastructure, real estate/hospitality, and retail. Whether you are an investment fund manager or a multinational corporation, an institutional investor or a financial institution, if your business is exposed to currency or interest rate movements in emerging and frontier markets, we can help you understand, quantify, and manage your risk.
Chatham is a multiple bottom-line company that places a strong emphasis on making a positive impact on our clients, the markets, and the world. Our highly-collaborative approach is reflected in our commitment to understanding our clients’ objectives and delivering services and solutions tailored to meet each client’s unique needs. Client engagements range from one-time projects to comprehensive ongoing advisory, transaction execution, and risk monitoring and reporting solutions. For many clients, Chatham becomes an integrated part of their organizations, helping clients to more fully focus on their core businesses.
Our Risk Management Advisory Services include:
- Risk management audit, strategy development and policy drafting
- Development of investment-level and portfolio-level risk management models
- Ongoing risk monitoring, reporting, and advice on risk mitigation actions
- Participation in asset/liability or risk committees
Our Hedging Solutions include:
- Establishment of derivative trading lines with hedge counterparties
- Analysis of investment risk and hedge strategy selection
- Hedge transaction structuring and execution (including currency spot trades)
- Hedge documentation review and process management
- Derivative valuations, web-based position tracking, and web-based collateral management