How to Factor Interest Rate Risk in Your Hedging Policy?

Jonathan Cusimano
Published: 19 Feb 2020

Does interest rate risk have the same weight as FX risk? Interest rates are usually far less volatile than FX rates, therefore a company’s FX exposure is usually greater than its interest rate exposure. However, the latter must not be ignored, as interest rate fluctuations can be as unpredictable as FX rate changes.

What is the impact of interest rate volatility on a company? 

The infographic below summarizes the interest rate risk in six scenarios:

How to Factor Interest Rate Risk in Your Hedging Policy?

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Jonathan Cusimano

Jonathan Cusimano is Head of FX at Statrys. With nearly a decade of experience in banking and Fintech, Jonathan has advised and assisted many SMEs in their FX hedging and treasury management strategies.

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