The American-style participating forward

PROBLEM: Clients are often in a situation where the maturity of their foreign exchange exposures is uncertain. They also have a budget rate they would like to achieve for hedging purposes, but want to maintain some flexibility and potential to outperform the rate should spot move favourably with respect to the underlying exposure.

SOLUTION: The American-style participating forward (ASPF) is a product that allows clients to exchange one currency for another at a pre-specified (strike) rate during

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