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|کد مقاله||سال انتشار||تعداد صفحات مقاله انگلیسی||ترجمه فارسی|
|8918||2004||12 صفحه PDF||سفارش دهید|
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Publisher : Elsevier - Science Direct (الزویر - ساینس دایرکت)
Journal : Research in International Business and Finance, Volume 18, Issue 2, June 2004, Pages 205–216
Recent studies examining the relationship between stock returns and exchange rate changes have provided evidence that the exchange rate exposure of non-financial companies is reduced by the use of foreign exchange derivatives. Building on such research, this study investigates whether past ineffective derivative hedging contributes to explaining future derivatives use. To the extent that companies monitor the effectiveness of their currency risk management practices, past ineffective hedgers can be expected to modify their future use of foreign exchange derivatives accordingly. In our study of 94 non-financial US multinationals, we provide evidence that the change in derivatives use from 1996–1998 to 1998–2000 can be explained in part by the ineffective hedging of currency risk in 1996–1998, controlling for variables associated with theories of optimal hedging. Additional analyses confirm that such primary results are robust to firm size, the level of foreign operations, and the use of derivatives to partially hedge currency risk. Our results imply that as exchange markets and risk management practices change, the use of derivatives to manage exchange rate risk also changes. Our contribution to this field of study is that we find evidence that past ineffective hedgers tend to increase their future use of FXDs.
This paper examines the currency risk management practices of US multinationals. In particular, we investigate whether changes in the use of foreign exchange derivatives (FXDs) can be attributed in part to the past ineffectiveness of derivative hedges in reducing a company’s exposure to changing exchange rates. Prior studies have examined the relationship between exchange rate changes and stock returns, and have provided weak evidence of such exposure to currency risk (Bodnar et al., 2002). In light of this evidence, recent research has investigated whether the currency risk management practices of non-financial companies are effective in reducing the firm value effects of exchange rate changes. Some studies have provided evidence of effective operational hedging (e.g., Pantzalis et al., 2001), while others have documented the effective use of FXDs in reducing currency risk (e.g., Allayannis and Ofek, 2001). However, no empirical study to date has examined whether the past ineffective use of these derivatives helps explain future changes in currency risk management practices. To the extent that companies are able to evaluate the effectiveness of their derivative hedging practices, we expect that past ineffective hedgers will modify their future use of FXDs accordingly. Derivative securities are used not only for hedging but also for speculation and for price discovery (i.e., arbitrage). In total, the use of derivative securities has increased dramatically in recent years. As reported by the Bank of International Settlements (2003), the total notional amount of derivative securities in June 2003 was US$ 208 trillion, compared to US$ 56 trillion in 1995. This nearly four-fold increase in derivative securities use mirrors the recent transformation in risk management practices. The globalization of financial services, the improvements in information technology, the increased trading in financial markets securities, and the development of new derivative contracts are all cited by Dowd (1998) as changes in the economic environment that have helped transform how risk is managed. Dowd (1998) also notes that the increased instability of exchange rates, interest rates and equity prices are factors that have contributed to this transformation and the corresponding increased use of derivative securities. Particular to the increased instability of exchange rates, the Bank of International Settlements (2003) also reports that the notional value of foreign exchange derivatives has increased from US$ 13.2 trillion in 1995 to US$ 22.2 trillion in 2003. Our study is motivated by this significant level of FXDs usage and the recent transformation of risk management practices in the corporate sector, and addresses a gap in the literature concerning the effective hedging of currency risk. We investigate if there is evidence of ineffective hedgers modifying their future use of FXDs.
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This paper examines whether US multinationals’ use of foreign exchange derivatives is ineffective (Hypothesis 1), and if so, whether past ineffective use helps explain future changes in currency risk management (Hypothesis 2). To the extent that companies monitor the effectiveness of their currency risk management practices, past ineffective hedgers can be expected to modify their future derivatives use accordingly. We sample 94 US multinationals operating in manufacturing industries for 1994–2000, and divide the sample into three portfolios (low, medium, and high derivative users) based upon their use of foreign exchange derivatives (FXDs) relative to foreign sales in each of the three sub-periods (1994–1996, 1996–1998, and 1998–2000). Tests of the Hypothesis 1 show that companies representing medium-level FXD users (FXDFS portfolio 2) are consistently ineffective in hedging their currency risk, as measured by the firm value effects of contemporaneous exchange rate changes for either the 1994–1996, the 1996–1998, or the 1998–2000 period. Moreover, the 1996–1998 tests of Hypothesis 1 indicate that low-level users of FXDs (portfolio 1) are also ineffective hedgers. The changes in derivatives use for these ineffective FXD users are then examined for both the 1994–1996 versus 1996–1998 period and the 1996–1998 versus 1998–2000 period, after controlling for a number of variables largely associated with theories of optimal hedging. The tests of the Hypothesis 2 prove to be significant, indicating that the ineffective hedgers do, in fact, increase their derivatives use in future periods. Our results are important in light of the magnitude of FXDs usage and the recent transformation in risk management practices, and suggest that managers competing in the global manufacturing sector will make the necessary changes to effectively hedge currency risk. Future research should explore the currency risk management practices in other industry sectors, as well as the impact of changing currency markets, new measures of risk, new reporting requirements, and the introduction of firm-wide risk management systems. Currency markets have changed with the introduction of the physical Euro on January 1, 2002. As the acceptance of the Euro continues to grow, the number of derivative contracts using the Euro will likely change. Regardless of whether the development of these and other regional currencies, or even a single global currency, reduces the need for FXDs, the risk management practices of multinationals and the ways they measure and report risk will continue to evolve. For example, the recent development of systems that integrate risk management strategies across the firm is indicative of the continued transformation in such practices. One of these new approaches is called Enterprise Risk Management (ERM). According to Jorion (2001), a benefit of ERM is that firms may use more natural hedging (p. 474). If firms are able to find offsetting risk within the company, then the need for FXDs and other insurance products (and the associated costs) should decline. Research into these and other evolving areas of risk management will continue to be important in helping companies compete in the global economy.