Financial instruments cover a broad range of tradable assets. They range from the vanilla to the exotic and are used for a broad range of reasons. Financial instruments are used for both hedging and speculative purposes. From a Hedgebook perspective, financial instruments covered are at the vanilla end of the spectrum used by companies to hedge their underlying exposures. Importers and exporters will use financial instruments to hedge their foreign exchange risks. Borrowers will use financial instruments to hedge the interest rate exposure on debt.
How Hedgebook helps:
Hedgebook’s universe of financial instruments is focussed at the most common ones used by companies to hedge their FX, interest rate and commodity exposures: