The Introduction of Emerging Currencies into a Portfolio: Towards a more Complete Diversification Model
AbstractWe have drawn on portfolio theory and international diversification in order to analyse strategies that help reduce emerging economy exposure to exchange-rate risk. We show that it may be efficient for an investor, by taking into account the several components of the global risk, to build up a portfolio of emerging-country assets denominated in local currency - unhedged against currency risk - compared with a strategy that includes emergingcountry securities denominated in foreign currencies. This strategy would lead to a reduction in the “original sin” (i. e. the inability of emerging economies to borrow in local currency), and de facto to a reduction in currency mismatches in balance sheets of emerging economies.
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Bibliographic InfoArticle provided by CEPII research center in its journal International Economics/Economie Internationale.
Volume (Year): (2010)
Issue (Month): 121 ()
International portfolio diversification; original sin; emerging countries; downside risk;
Other versions of this item:
- Sophie Brana & Stéphanie Prat, 2009. "The Introduction Of Emerging Currencies Into A Portfolio: Towards A More Complete Diversification Model," Working Papers hal-00616581, HAL.
- G11 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - Portfolio Choice; Investment Decisions
- E44 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Money and Interest Rates - - - Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy
- F34 - International Economics - - International Finance - - - International Lending and Debt Problems
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