Corporate and Global Finance

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Assignment 1: Discussion—Exchange Rate Risk

As a member of the finance team for an MNC, GBATT, you’ve been tasked by the CFO with monitoring the value of the currency used in foreign and domestic spending. The CFO asked you to provide some possible strategies to hedge against exchange rate risk.

Using the Argosy University online library resources, research strategies utilized to hedge against exchange rate risk. Then, based on your assigned readings and additional research, do the following:

  1. Explain what exchange rate risk is and how it may affect international firms.
  2. Identify three exchange rate hedging strategies and explain how GBATT could use them to help manage risks associated with exchange rates.
  3. Provide some real-world examples of firms employing these strategies, citing sources to support your position.

Write your initial response in 300–500 words. Your response should be thorough and address all components of the discussion question in detail, include citations of all sources, where needed, according to the APA Style, and demonstrate accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation

Do the following when responding to your peers:

  • Read your peers’ answers.
  • Provide substantive comments by
    • contributing new, relevant information from course readings, Web sites, or other sources;
    • building on the remarks or questions of others; or
    • sharing practical examples of key concepts from your professional or personal experiences
  • Respond to feedback on your posting and provide feedback to other students on their ideas.
  • Make sure your writing
    • is clear, concise, and organized;
    • demonstrates ethical scholarship in accurate representation and attribution of sources; and
    • displays accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation.

Grading Criteria

Assignment Components
Max Points

Initial response was:

  • Insightful, original, accurate, and timely.
  • Substantive and demonstrated advanced understanding of concepts.
  • Compiled/synthesized theories and concepts drawn from a variety of sources to support statements and conclusions.
16

Discussion Response and Participation:

  • Responded to a minimum of two peers in a timely manner.
  • Offered points of view supported by research.
  • Asked challenging questions that promoted discussion.
  • Drew relationships between one or more points in the discussion.
16

Writing:

  • Wrote in a clear, concise, formal, and organized manner.
  • Responses were error free.
  • Information from sources, where applicable, was paraphrased appropriately and accurately cited.
8
Total:
40
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