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International trade, currency risk management and the outlook for the pound

Alex Lawson is Director of Hedging at Western Union Business Solutions and a speaker at Virtually Live 2021 George Vessey is FX & Macro Strategist at Western Union Business Solutions and a speaker at ICAEW Virtually Live 2021

Speakers: Alex Lawson and George Vassey, Western Union Business Solutions

Schedule: 16 Jun 2021 15:30 - 16:10 BST

Overview

Currency exchange rates have always been a crucial topic for businesses trading internationally, and this is increasingly important in today’s economy.

In this session, Western Union Business Solutions will discuss the macroeconomic landscape as it relates to international trade. Highlighting the key events set to take place in coming months which have the ability to impact the market and the pound sterling.

To further support the understandings of these impacts on currency volatility, Western Union’s experts will discuss risk management strategies and how businesses can prepare themselves and put mitigation steps in place. 

Topics of discussion will include:

  • Macroeconomic Update
  • Economic Outlook on Pound Sterling
  • Currency Volatility & FX Risk Management Strategy

The panel:

  • George Vessey, FX & Macro Strategist, Western Union Business Solutions
  • Alex Lawson, Director of Hedging, UK, Western Union Business Solutions
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Alex Lawson is Director of Hedging at Western Union Business Solutions and a speaker at Virtually Live 2021
Alex Lawson Director of Hedging, UK, Western Union Business Solutions

Alex and his team help advise our corporate customers on their strategies to manage and mitigate currency risk, as well as structuring hedging solutions to meet their needs.

George Vessey is FX & Macro Strategist at Western Union Business Solutions and a speaker at ICAEW Virtually Live 2021
George Vessey FX & Macro Strategist, Western Union Business Solutions

George is responsible for researching and analysing financial markets and producing content to help corporate and SME businesses manage their FX risk.

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About Western Union Business Solutions

A leading provider of cross-border business payments, Western Union Business Solutions offer an extensive global network, intuitive online platforms and local market knowledge that empowers clients to manage international payments simply, effectively and efficiently.

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