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Independent treasury and funding advice to UK housing associations.

JCRA’s Social Housing team has over 30 years of experience offering independent treasury and funding advice to housing associations throughout the UK.

We provide debt restructuring and refinancing advice, debt capacity reviews, M&A evaluations, hedge and derivative management, and also assist you with reporting on treasury governance and objectives.

With broad experience, including capital markets, banking and treasury, our team of specialists provide independent counsel to housing association management teams and boards allowing you to demonstrate value for money in your debt outcomes and treasury decision making.

How we help

Debt Advisory

We analyse your portfolio or individual asset and guide you to achieve the best terms and conditions, accounting for varying market conditions.

The breadth of our experience means you gain access to a wide network of potential debt providers including banks, pension funds, insurance companies, specialist debt funds, alternative lenders, private placement providers and the retail bond market. We are perfectly positioned to communicate your financing needs to the relevant markets ensuring that you get the best possible results.

Interest Rate Hedging

We advise on hedging strategies, negotiate pricing, assist with documentation and benchmark rates and help you to achieve the best pricing possible.

We have experience across interest rate derivative markets, which means we can assist you in all jurisdictions in which you operate.

We understand that interest rate changes can adversely impact the profitability of a company and that risks needs to be managed in accordance with borrowing terms while supporting business needs.

Hedge Accounting and Valuations

We support your hedging decisions from the outset by providing expert accounting assistance and recommending the most appropriate hedging instruments.

We help you to implement the most effective strategy to reduce or neutralise income statement volatility.

We help entities wishing to avoid earnings volatility that could adversely impact EBITDA and distributable reserves to grasp the accounting implications of hedging.

We facilitate post-trade derivative accounting, assist with post-trade valuations, hedge accounting processes (documentation, effectiveness testing,support with understanding journal entries), disclosure notes and stakeholder questions (and external auditors). We work with you on a monthly, quarterly or annual basis to ensure accurate reporting of your derivative instruments.

Accounting rules governing derivatives under IFRS (IAS 39 and IFRS 9), US GAAP and other local standards (e.g. new UK GAAP, FRS 101 and FRS 102) require specialist knowledge and implementation.

Cash Management

JCRA designs and documents bespoke cash management policies and strategies from a risk management perspective.

We work with you to establish your cash holding needs and to consider the relative importance of security, liquidity and yield, assessing the counterparty credit, concentration and liquidity risks inherent in managing surplus cash.

Our advice incorporates a wide range of short-term investment opportunities, including bank treasury deposits, call accounts and money market funds. Our independence means we refuse any introductory commissions from cash product providers. Instead we request they divert this payment to you in the form of an improved rate of return.

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Adrian Bell Director

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Henrietta Podd Director

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Alex Morgan Director

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Michael Leslie Director

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