Issues on Hedge Effectiveness Testing
AbstractThe starting point for risk management and hedging lies in understanding a corporation’s exposure to different risks. Hedging is vital for corporate risk management, involving reducing the exposure of the company to particular risks. Hedge effectiveness testing permits firms to assess if they match the timing of the gains and losses of hedged items and their hedging derivatives. In principle, a hedge is highly effective if the changes in fair value or cash flow of the hedged item and the hedging derivative offset each other to a significant extent. This article reviews the concepts of accounting and economic hedging, and presents the requirements for testing the hedge effectiveness.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 18131.
Date of creation: 11 Oct 2009
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hedge accounting; hedging effectiveness; hedging ineffectiveness; highly effective; effectiveness test;
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- Bunea-Bontaş, Cristina Aurora, 2009. "Basic Principles of Hedge Accounting," MPRA Paper 17072, University Library of Munich, Germany.
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