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Hedging Currency Risk

Our solutions for hedging currency risks.

General Information

Hedging strategies can help better control the daily currency fluctuations and enhance planning reliability for your company. Multiple options are combined to cover your individual needs. In most cases, the aim is to optimize the hedging price or the hedging costs. Based on your risk appetite and risk profile, our specialists will design the right hedging strategy from one of the following:

Hedging Currency Risk
Your main needs   Our solutions
  • You want full planning reliability with customized exchange rate hedging solutions and no lever
  • You are not interested in currency risks outside your core business
Your main needs   Our solutions
  • You want customized exchange rate hedging solutions and an additional lever to reduce your currency risk
  • You want to profit from favorable market developments and are willing to take a certain amount of risk; in the worst case scenario you would not have full hedging
Your main needs   Our solutions
  • You want a much better acquisition price than the average forward rate and are willing in the worst case scenario to not have full hedging 

What is the right hedging strategy for me?

We define the optimum hedging strategy using various criteria. First, we define the risk and hedging profiles together with the client. Every client has different needs and requirements for hedging. For all needs, we have created a hedging concept for our clients. The right tools should also be selected based on market expectations and market scope.

What information do I need to perform an analysis for hedging?

The following data is important for hedging: exposure, annual volume, and budget price.

Can Credit Suisse offer me an online platform for me to price and execute my exchange and hedging transactions myself?

Yes, Credit Suisse offers my Solutions, a platform that gives you access to the following products:

  • FX spot, forward, and swaps
  • Dual currency deposits (DCDs)
  • Risk reversal
  • Knock into forward
  • Leveraged forward

Are there requirements for hedging in the currency segment?

Corporate clients need a business relationship with Credit Suisse, accounts for all currencies to be traded, and a credit contract that serves as a basis for the currency limits. Generally a limit of about 10% of the open exposure is needed (depends on volatility of the currencies and the term). The master agreement for OTC forex transactions must also be signed.

Difference between futures and options?

Futures and options are fundamentally different transactions. Futures are traded on the U.S. stock market. A contract is specified in detail. Multiple contracts can also be traded. However, OTC forward transactions as traded at Credit Suisse can be adjusted much more flexibly to the clients' needs. Options are forward transactions with a type of insurance. Option buyers can choose upon maturity whether they want to exercise their rights. A forward transaction or futures contract, on the other hand, must be fulfilled.


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