Stuck by the 2007 'Sample and found Fixed income part total lost Wondering whether the LOS or some fomula has been changed 1. Sample Version 2 Q16 , Cross Hedge in the FIX Part Two about the formula to calculate the cross hedged return, does it mention in the curriculum this year? 2. to be continued soon,
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Risk free int rate: U.S: 4% Canada: 3% Germany: 2% Bond annual return Canada: 4% Germany: 2.5% Expected currency return Canada: 4% Germany: 1% A U.S inverstor cross hedged return in the Germany’s bond market using CAD? The answer is 7.5%, can somebody explain it?
I looked at 2007 exam, could not find your q- which q # is it?
If you hedge a bond, you dont earn the expected currency return, you earn the forward discount or premium. So the mechanism is: Buy German bond Sell Euro forward against CAD =Own German bond + CAD currency exposure The interest rate differntial between Germany and Canada is 1%, so interest rate parity tells us the Euro will trade at a 1% forward premium to the CAD. So when you execute the transaction, you earn the local market return on the German bond, 2.5% + the forward premium on the currency forward, 1% = 3.5%. Over this period, the CAD is expected to appreciate 4% relative to the $ and you have not hedged this risk so 3.5% + 4% = 7.5%.