The floating-rate payer in a simple interest-rate swap has a position that is equivalent to:
A) issuing a floating-rate bond and a series of long FRAs.
B) a series of short FRAs.
C) a series of long forward rate agreements (FRAs).
The correct answer is B with explanation The floating-rate payer has a liability/gain when rates increase/decrease above the fixed contract rate; the short position in an FRA has a liability/gain when rates increase/decrease above the contract rate. Can somebody please explain why the answer is not A. Thanks in advance.