NKITA Trade Education: Foreign Exchange Risk Management Strategies

February 25, 2011 at 11:36 am

Given the recent volatility in the Foreign Exchange markets and the increasing globalization of the worlds’ economies, currency movements can have a significant impact on a company’s performance. There are a variety of solutions to manage the impact of currency fluctuations to reduce the risk of adverse movements and maximize the benefit of favorable currency market trends. Tools include locking in forward contracts, purchasing options or entering into non-deliverable forwards in emerging market currencies.

During the seminar you will learn about:

  • Forecast on currency policies in the EURO zone and China;
  • Implications for our small businesses;
  • Tools and the strategies small businesses can use to minimize currency risk.



Toyota Motor Engineering and Manufacturing


Kerry B. Stealey, Managing Director, Foreign Exchange, PNC Bank

Ms. Stealey specializes in providing advisory and execution services in foreign currency risk management. She works closely with corporate clients to tailor foreign exchange management solutions. She has worked extensively will all types of currency risk management instruments, including forwards, options, and non-deliverable forwards. She conducts frequent seminars in foreign currency risk management and related topics.

Prior to joining PNC Capital Markets Ms. Stealey was a Vice President on the Foreign Exchange desk for National City Bank since 1996. She began her career in Boston as a financial planner after graduating from Ithaca College in New York. She moved to Los Angeles, California where she continued to work in the financial services industry until joining National City, now PNC in Cleveland, Ohio.

Ivan Drobnjak, Fifth Third Bank

Oiginally from Eastern Europe, Ivan was educated in the United States. He earned a Bachelor’s Degree from Berea College and an MBA in Finance from Miami University, graduating at the top of the class. Ivan has spent the nine years of professional experience with Fifth Third Bancorp, all of it working in some International function. For six years he was a Commercial Lender focused solely on taking care of European corporates, while the last two years he has narrowed down the focus to the world of Foreign Exchange.

Ivan now covers Kentucky, Southeast Ohio & West Virginia markets as a Foreign Exchange Advisor. His function is to listen and understand companies’ international needs & objectives and subsequently craft an optimal international strategy for the business. This strategy’s goal is to eliminate risk and maximize profit.


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