- FX can play an important role in IPO readiness and in the period prior to an equity raise
In this (25 minute) podcast we summarize the importance of identifying and managing currency risk in the period running up to your IPO or equity raise. The podcast incorporates the content of two recent Risk Advisory papers by Dr. Asensio:
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