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Working Paper

Carry Trades and Currency Crashes

Is there a strong link between a currency carry strategy and crash risk? We find that investing in high-interest-rate currencies while borrowing in low-interest-rate currencies delivers negatively skewed returns.

Working Paper

Trade, Exchange-Rate Exposure and the Currency Composition of Debt

Using a firm-level dataset of traded Mexican firms, this paper develops a quantitative structural model of trade and the currency composition of debt for firms in a small open economy with exchange rate risk.

Journal Article

Optimal Currency Hedging for International Equity Portfolios

We explore currency exposures in international equity portfolios by decomposing the optimal currency portfolio into a “hedge portfolio,” which minimizes equity volatility, and an “alpha seeking portfolio” based on the well-documented currency styles of value, momentum and carry.

Journal Article

The Canadian Dollar as a Reserve Currency

A clear reflection of Canada’s relative economic resilience during the global financial crisis of 2007‒2009 is the growth in the share of foreign exchange reserves that other countries hold in Canadian-dollar securities, particularly those issued by the Government of Canada.