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Optimal Hedging Strategies and Interactions between Firms

  • Frederic Loss

This paper studies corporate risk management in a context of financial constraints and imperfect competition in the product market. The paper shows that interactions between firms affect their hedging strategies. As a general rule, firms' hedging demands decrease with the correlation between their internal funds and investment opportunities. Moreover, when a firm's hedging demand is high in the case where investments are strategic substitutes, its hedging demand is low in the case where investments are strategic complements and vice versa.

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Volume (Year): 21 (2012)
Issue (Month): 1 (03)
Pages: 79-129

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