Journal of Financial Services Research

, Volume 12, Issue 2–3, pp 267–286 | Cite as

Derivative Exposure and the Interest Rate and Exchange Rate Risks of U.S. Banks

  • Jongmoo Jay Choi
  • Elyas Elyasiani
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Abstract

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.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jongmoo Jay Choi
    • 1
  • Elyas Elyasiani
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of FinanceTemple UniversityUSA

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