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The case for participating forwards

The case for participating forwards This week we took a deep look at a number of common structured products and their hedge effectiveness. One product stood out in terms of its performance – the unconventional participating forward contract. Traditionally when we look at hedging structures

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FX Currency Options – The USD JPY FX options convention

USD JPY FX options convention. For business school students taking the treasury product exam or preparing for a trading desk interview, the USD JPY pair is particularly troublesome. Here is a list of common errors and challenges side by side with four simple examples for

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TARF hedge effectiveness model

TARF Hedge effectiveness model. This is our second post in the TARF hedge effectiveness series and in the treasury candidates assessment series case. To catch up with the case please see the original TARF case study that defines the client requirement as well as available

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Mis-selling in FX Markets – Losses from zero cost investments

Investors – financial institutions, non-financial institutions, individuals – choose the FX Markets for a number of reasons that include hedging of their FX exposures against adverse currency movements, benefiting from a diversification of investments, earning a more attractive risk adjusted return, speculating and betting on

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Dual Currency Deposits (DCD)

Dual Currency Deposits (DCD) are structured products that allow an investor to earn an increased interest rate as compared to the base rate that would be earned on a regular fixed term currency deposit. Besides the enhanced interest rate, the product is designed so that

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