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Volatility swaps and their use in currency risk management

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Volatility swaps and their use in currency risk management

Close, Tamara Gray (2000) Volatility swaps and their use in currency risk management. Masters thesis, Concordia University.

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The paradox of international investing is that, although foreign investments deliver diversification benefits that help to decrease the asset risk of a portfolio, they also introduce foreign exchange risk. Classic hedging instruments used to hedge this risk have the drawback of hedging not only the risk but the foreign exchange returns as well. Volatility swaps are financial instruments that allow the user pure exposure to the volatility of an asset. While most of the published works on volatility swaps have focused on their use as a speculative instrument, this thesis will attempt to show how portfolio managers can use foreign exchange volatility swaps to manage the currency risk from international equity investments.

Divisions:Concordia University > John Molson School of Business
Item Type:Thesis (Masters)
Authors:Close, Tamara Gray
Pagination:x, 167 leaves : ill. ; 29 cm.
Institution:Concordia University
Degree Name:Theses (M.Sc.Admin.)
Program:John Molson School of Business
Date:2000
Thesis Supervisor(s):Shanker, Latha
ID Code:1310
Deposited By:Concordia University Libraries
Deposited On:27 Aug 2009 13:18
Last Modified:08 Dec 2010 10:19
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