Institutional investors are progressively increasing their exposure to foreign assets in order to diversify their portfolios and gain access to new opportunities for higher returns. Currency exposures are an unavoidable part of that process. Today, for most institutional portfolios, currencies are the second highest contributor to risk in the total portfolio behind equities.
Currency risk matters – and its impact is too big to be ignored.
Topics: foreign exchange markets, currency management, risk management, currency hedging, currency overlay, best execution.