Consider a currency swap in which the domestic party pays the fixed rate in foreign currency, the British pound, and the counterparty pays the fixed rate in US Dollars. The notional principals are $50 million and $30 million. The fixed rates are 5.6% in dollars and 6.25% in pounds. Both sets of payments are made on the basis of 30 days per month and 365 days per year and payments are made semi-annually.
(a) Find out the initial exchange of cash that occurs at the start of the swap.
(b) Find out the semi-annual payments.
(c) Find out the final exchange of cash that occurs at the end of the swap.
(d) Provide an ex of a situation in which this swap may be suitable.
When deciding on methods to hedge a risk associated with a financial position, a number of attributes have to be taken into account. Describe clearly five of the aspects which need to be considered?
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