Currency Management with Style
Risk & Reward, 2018, 1st issue, pp. 30-35
8 Pages Posted: 22 May 2018
Date Written: May 8, 2018
Currency hedging is often approached with an all-or-nothing mentality: either full hedging of all foreign exchange (FX) positions or no hedging at all. As a more nuanced alternative, we suggest systematically harvesting the benefits of the FX style factors carry, value and momentum. In particular, we demonstrate how these factors can expand the opportunity set of traditional asset allocation when pursuing either FX factor-based tail-hedging or return-seeking strategies.
Keywords: Currency hedging, currency style factors, carry, value, momentum, tail-hedging
JEL Classification: F31, G11
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