Briefs

BOJ Ends the Worlds Last Negative interest rate Regime   »

After nearly a decade of unprecedented monetary easing, Japan is navigating a crucial turning point with the Bank of Japan (BOJ) ending the era of negative interest rates.

The FOMC statement from June 12, 2024, indicates that economic activity continues to expand at a solid pace, with strong job gains and low unemployment. Inflation has eased but remains elevated. The federal funds rate is maintained at 5.25-5.5%. Expectation of a rate cut has been reduced to one this year. The Committee is committed to achieving a 2% inflation target and will adjust monetary policy as needed based on incoming data.

Our Main Business

✔ All You Need Is In One Place

✔ Live Spot and Forward Premium

✔ Hedge MIS

✔ Hedge Strategies with Scenario Analysis

✔ Option Calculator

✔ Knowledge Hub

Advisory and Consulting

✔ Impeccable track record

✔ Advisory by industry experts with 25+ years experience

✔ Focus on meeting objectives

✔ Advisory aligned with clients vision

✔ Regular review

✔ Advisory on Fx, Interest Rates, Commodities

Training and Capacity Building

✔ 750+ Trained participants, from 100 corporates and banks

✔ Exemplary Faculty

✔ Fine Balance of Practical and Pedagogy

✔ World class content and customized modules

✔ Excellent Feedback

✔ Option of Offline and Online training sessions

Serving clients around the globe

0 +

Clients

0

Countries

We understand our clients

We understand our clients

QuantArt is committed to unlock the hidden values for our clients by optimizing risk and return. The Optimisation is done across asset classes such as Foreign Exchange, Interest Rate, Commodities, Bond, DCM, ECM, and Credit. We work across geographies with nuances of local markets while firmly tracking the Global Financial Market. Our vision is to continuously bridge the global financial market asymmetries through our domain knowledge, intelligence, insights, tools, software and technology and analysis and bring about assured risk-adjusted savings through optimization for corporates and institutions.

Managing treasury operations can be a complex and a time-consuming task that requires a high level of expertise and attention to detail. This is why we have built “Hedgenius.” This is a Global Software, designed and built by Treasury experts with over 25 years of experience in Treasury Management for corporate treasuries.

Exclusive Reports

We release well researched reports on Global markets-Outlook and Strategies, 15 currencies, 9 Commodities, Risk management and Hedging strategies, Hedging instruments and Best practices. Subscribe and Log on to QuantArt Hedgenius to access our full Exclusive Reports.

The “USDINR Outlook and Strategy” report provides a comprehensive analysis of factors influencing the USD/INR currency pair and outlines strategic hedging options for 2024-2025. It covers U.S. inflation trends, interest rates, and economic growth, juxtaposed with India’s strong economic expansion, inflation moderation, and robust foreign exchange reserves. The report also discusses potential rate cuts in the U.S., India’s trade and current account balances, and strategic hedging for exporters and importers based on expected currency movements, emphasizing a stable outlook till the Indian elections with INR  depreciation outlook for the next 6-12 months

The Euro Outlook for June 2024 highlights a recovering Eurozone economy with a 0.3% GDP growth in Q1 2024, driven by improvements in Germany, France, and Italy. Inflation nears the 2% target, with the ECB cutting rates by 25 basis points. Despite challenges in manufacturing, the Eurozone is expected to achieve a 0.8% growth in 2024, supported by rising consumer spending and improved trade.

The AUD Outlook for June 2024 highlights a challenging economic environment with inflation at 3.6% and core inflation at 4%. The RBA maintained the cash rate at 4.35%, emphasizing the need to manage inflation risks. Despite weak economic growth and a current account deficit, higher bond yields and a strong labor market are expected to support the AUD in the near term.

China’s economy grew 5.3% YoY in Q1 2024, exceeding expectations. Manufacturing PMI rose to 51.7, while the property sector continued to decline. The trade surplus widened, and the PBoC maintained a low interest rate of 3.45%. the Yuan may weaken towards 7.40-7.50 against the USD once the bank starts being more dovish to revive the economy.

Japan’s GDP shrank by 0.5% QoQ in Q1 2024, and inflation increased to 2.8% in May. The trade deficit decreased, and exports grew significantly. The BoJ maintained low interest rates, but potential hikes are expected. The Yen remains weak, nearing a 38-year low, with possible government intervention if it surpasses key psychological levels of 165+.

South Korea’s economy grew by 1.3% QoQ in Q1 2024, driven by domestic demand. Inflation eased to 2.7% in May, prompting potential rate cuts by the BoK. The trade surplus widened to USD 8bn in June, but key sectors show signs of deceleration. KRW may appreciate in the short term towards 1350 amidst overall robust economic performance.

USD INR View Today

Trending Insights

Leadership Team

Samir Lodha

Managing Director

Samir Lodha founded QuantArt in 2012 January which has been running for the last 10 years. He is an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management Calcutta (IIMC) and has around 20 years of experience in Forex and Interest rate risk management. Prior to that, he had worked in senior positions with foreign exchange treasuries of JP Morgan (Executive Director), HSBC (Associate Director), and ICICI Bank wherein he advised large companies across India on risk management and hedging of foreign exchange and interest rates exposures.  He has significant experience in Fx and rate markets along with a sound experience and understanding of global markets, market economics, hedging strategies, hedge algorithms, price calculation, and risk-return optimization.

Srinivas Puni

Managing Partner

Srinivas Puni is an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIMB) with over 15 years of experience in structuring forex and interest rates derivatives. He has worked with banks like JP Morgan, Standard Chartered, Yes Bank, and Axis Bank in the past. He conducts training on foreign exchange and risk management as well as advises specifically large clients. Srinivas has an in-depth understanding of the quantitative models behind derivative valuation and related CVA, DVA, FVA modeling. He specifically handles pricing, valuations, structuring, risk modeling etc

Vinod Garg

Managing Partner

Vinod is an MBA from IIM Lucknow with 20+ years of experience in treasuries in India and Hong Kong wherein he advised large companies and banks on risk management, markets, and hedging. Prior to joining QuantArt, he held the positions of Executive Director in Goldman Sachs and BNP Paribas. Vinod has extensive skills in simplifying complex situations and convert the same into a hedge opportunity.

Sandip Basu

Managing Partner

Sandip is a post graduate from BITS Pilani with 25+ years of experience in global markets.  He began his banking career with SBI and thereafter held leadership position at treasury at American Express Bank, Deutsche Bank and ICICI Bank in India. He was an investment banker for 7 years covering areas including PE intermediation, debt syndication and FX advisory. Sandip was Chief Treasury for Tata Steel Group between 2014-2020, where he led a large team with distinction in hedging currency, interest rates and commodity, investment of surplus funds, retirals investment, working capital management, RBI regulations  etc.  

Leadership Team

Samir Lodha

Managing Director

Srinivas Puni

Managing Partner

Vinod Garg

Managing Partner

Sandip Basu

Managing Partner

Samir Lodha founded QuantArt in 2012 January which has been running for the last 10 years. He is an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management Calcutta (IIMC) and has around 20 years of experience in Forex and Interest rate risk management. Prior to that, he had worked in senior positions with foreign exchange treasuries of JP Morgan (Executive Director), HSBC (Associate Director), and ICICI Bank wherein he advised large companies across India on risk management and hedging of foreign exchange and interest rates exposures.  He has significant experience in Fx and rate markets along with a sound experience and understanding of global markets, market economics, hedging strategies, hedge algorithms, price calculation, and risk-return optimization.

Srinivas Puni is an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIMB) with over 15 years of experience in structuring forex and interest rates derivatives. He has worked with banks like JP Morgan, Standard Chartered, Yes Bank, and Axis Bank in the past. He conducts training on foreign exchange and risk management as well as advises specifically large clients. Srinivas has an in-depth understanding of the quantitative models behind derivative valuation and related CVA, DVA, FVA modeling. He specifically handles pricing, valuations, structuring, risk modeling etc

Vinod is an MBA from IIM Lucknow with 20+ years of experience in treasuries in India and Hong Kong wherein he advised large companies and banks on risk management, markets, and hedging. Prior to joining QuantArt, he held the positions of Executive Director in Goldman Sachs and BNP Paribas. Vinod has extensive skills in simplifying complex situations and convert the same into a hedge opportunity.

Sandip is a post graduate from BITS Pilani with 25+ years of experience in global markets.  He began his banking career with SBI and thereafter held leadership position at treasury at American Express Bank, Deutsche Bank and ICICI Bank in India. He was an investment banker for 7 years covering areas including PE intermediation, debt syndication and FX advisory. Sandip was Chief Treasury for Tata Steel Group between 2014-2020, where he led a large team with distinction in hedging currency, interest rates and commodity, investment of surplus funds, retirals investment, working capital management,RBI regulations  etc.  

Complimentary for Clients

Knowledge Events

Understanding Factors Driving Global Currency Outlook. Build your Hedge & Risk Management Strategy using Hedgenius​

Build your Commodity Outlook, Hedge & Risk Management Strategy for 2024 using Hedgenius

Build your Interest Rate Outlook, Hedge & Risk Management Strategy for 2024 using Hedgenius​

Build your Import & Export Hedging plan using Forwards and Options using Hedgenius​

How to do save money for your organisation while doing FX Rate Negotiation using Hedgenius​

How to use Hedgenius for Pricing Option Structures and get costs​

Knowledge Events

Our Events are spread across the year. Our focus is to have workshops and knowledge sessions that increase the effectiveness both of an individual and an organization. The sessions are structured on practical relevant operations aspects. We also have sessions on updated, current, relevant market movements and practices, regulations, knowledge, and technology. All training/knowledge sessions are complimentary for our advisory retainer clients and Hedgenius subscribers. Explore what we have for you. 

Explore and Become our Client

Write to Us:

Call Us:

Contact Us
Please enable JavaScript in your browser to complete this form.
Name