Hedging strategies unchanged, despite turbulent markets – Citi

Corporate hedging strategies rarely differentiate between developed and emerging markets

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Protection strategy: "In the face of increasing uncertainty and instability, companies could benefit by including a greater variety of instruments in their hedging practices" – Citi survey

Hedging and risk management practices at corporate treasuries have remained largely unchanged, despite the unprecedented and unexpected market events last year, with many companies sticking to traditional strategies, according to a survey of corporate treasurers by Citi.

The poll interviewed 150 treasurers from organisations varying in turnover from less than $1 billion to $25 billion, which represent all sectors of the economy and all global regions.

“It seems likely the year ahead will be on