This paper derives an optimal rule for hedging currency risk in a general utility framework. Ex ante hedging performance of the forward markets is examined using the optimal hedge ratio derived from the utility model and an optimal rule derived from another model (excess return per unit risk) suggested in the hedging literature. Results of this study indicate a naive (one‐to‐one) hedge performs similarly to the optimal hedge ratios under either model. An implication of this study is that financial managers of multinational firms should simply follow a one‐to‐one rule when hedging foreign exchange risk in the forward markets.
|Number of pages
|Journal of International Financial Management and Accounting
|Published - Mar 1991
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Business, Management and Accounting (miscellaneous)