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International Financial Management by Thummuluri Siddaiah

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Chapter 8

Financial Swaps

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

After studying this chapter, you should be able to:

  • Review the importance of financial swaps as risk management tools as well as profit-generating strategies.

  • Explain the concept of financial swaps and trace their evolution.

  • Understand various types of interest rate swaps and highlight the role of the intermediary in interest rate swap deals.

  • Explain the concept of forward rate agreement.

  • Highlight the importance of other derivative products like swaptions, caps, floors, and collars.

  • Explain the nature and importance of currency swaps.

  • Understand the nature of foreign exchange swaps.

  • Illustrate the determination of swap values.

  • Gain insight into derivatives trading in India.

8.1 Introduction ...

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