The risk of hedging
- Agnes Vidovics-Dancs
(2023). ECMS 2023, 37th Proceedings
Edited by: Enrico Vicario, Romeo Bandinelli, Virginia Fani, Michele Mastroianni, European Council for Modelling and Simulation.
ISSN: 2522-2422 (ONLINE)
ISSN: 2522-2414 (PRINT)
ISSN: 2522-2430 (CD-ROM)
ISBN: 978-3-937436-79-1 (CD) Communications of the ECMS Volume 37, Issue 1, June 2023, Florence, Italy June 20th – June 23rd, 2023
Agnes vidovics-dancs (2023). The Risk of Hedging, ECMS 2023, Proceedings Edited by: Enrico Vicario, Romeo Bandinelli, Virginia Fani, Michele Mastroianni, European Council for Modelling and Simulation. doi:10.7148/2023-0078
Hedging financial risk is an essential issue but is far from trivial to implement. There are several hedging assets portfolio managers can select from. However, the choice is not without weight: two portfolios hedged against the same risk factor may have different characteristics depending on this hedging asset. Moreover, hedging against one risk factor may increase the portfolio's sensitivity to other risk factors. That is, a strategy that aims to reduce risk may also increase risk in a paradox way. This should be considered by portfolio managers, risk managers, and regulators as well. The goal of this paper is to raise thoughts on this topic.