The book examines the theory and practice of foreign exchange risk management. It offers a rigorous set of operational guidelines within which foreign exchange risk can be: Consistently hedged both across different risk situations and over time; Tightly integrated with other types of financial risk such as interest rate and commodity price risk; and Managed consistently with the firm's overall strategic plans so that the technical, financial engineering dimensions of risk management are fully integrated with strategic management. The book starts with an in-depth discussion of the valuation of spot and forward foreign exchange rates, currency futures and options, swaps and other foreign exchange derivative products. Part II provides a framework for generating foreign exchange rate forecasts. Assessment of a multinational corporation's exposure to foreign exchange risk is discussed in Part III. Finally, Part IV reviews how to eliminate or mitigate cash flow losses that may result from transaction exposure to foreign exchange risk. Each chapter is followed by case studies and problem sets. An instructor's manual is available upon request from the publisher.
|Edition description:||Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1996|
|Product dimensions:||6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.03(d)|
About the Author
Laurent L. Jacque is a Professor of International Finance and Banking and Director of the Program of International Business Relations at the Fletcher School (Tufts University). He is also Professor of Finance and International Business at the HEC School of Management (France).
Table of Contents
Introduction. 1. Determination of Spot Exchange Rates. 2. Determination of Forward Exchange Rates. 3. Currency Futures, Options and Swaps. 4. Forecasting Floating Exchange Rates. 5. Forecasting Pegged Yet Adjustable Exchange Rates. 6. Accounting Exposure to Foreign Exchange Risk. 7. Economic Exposure to Foreign Exchange Risk. 8. Exchange Risks in International Trade. 9. Optimal Currency Denomination in Long Term Debt Financing. 10. Hedging Translation Exposure. 11. Exchange Rates and the International Control Conundrum. Conclusion. Index.