Oriflame S.A. (A)

Posted: 14 Feb 2012

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David F. Hawkins

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Karol Misztal

Harvard University - Business School (HBS)

Daniela Beyersdorfer

Harvard Business School, Europe Research Center

Date Written: October 5, 2011

Abstract

A direct-selling cosmetics company involved in emerging markets exhibits significant foreign exchange risk exposure and profitability swings in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis. Students must review the company's use of derivative instruments and other hedging techniques to establish whether it pursues the right FX risk mitigation strategy.

Learning Objective: Introduce the students to different types of foreign exchange risk exposure and their financial impact; present and assess FX risk mitigation tools and strategies; discuss the impact of FX risk exposure on the investors.

Suggested Citation

Hawkins, David F. and Misztal, Karol and Beyersdorfer, Daniela, Oriflame S.A. (A) (October 5, 2011). Harvard Business School Accounting & Management Unit Case No. 111-050, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2005151

David F. Hawkins (Contact Author)

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Karol Misztal

Harvard University - Business School (HBS) ( email )

Soldiers Field Road
Morgan 270C
Boston, MA 02163
United States

Daniela Beyersdorfer

Harvard Business School, Europe Research Center ( email )

Soldiers Field Road
Morgan 270C
Boston, MA 02163
United States

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