Derivative Exposure and the Interest Rate and Exchange Rate Risks of U.S. Banks
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- Choi, J.J. & Elyasiani, E. Journal of Financial Services Research (1997) 12: 267. doi:10.1023/A:1007982921374
This article estimates the interest rate and exchange rate risk betas of 59 large U.S. commercial banks for the period of 1975–1992, as well as the bank-specific determinants of these betas. The estimation procedure uses a modified seemingly unrelated simultaneous method that recognizes cross-equation dependencies and adjusts for serial correlation and heteroskedasticity. Overall, the exchange rate risk betas are more significant than the interest rate risk betas. More importantly, we find a link between the scale of a bank's interest rate and currency derivative contracts and the bank's interest rate and exchange rate risks. Particularly noteworthy is the influence of currency derivatives on exchange rate betas.