Read the accompanying case study.
1. Calculate the delta hedge updates, adjustments and forward contract valuations in Appendix 2. [20 marks]
2. Do you think Scout Finch would view delta hedging as more or less risky for Dayton than an ordinary forward contract or purchased option hedge? Justify your answer with reference to literature. [30 marks]
3. How would you respond to the accusation that delta hedging is very subjective in its approach to viewing both the direction of an exchange rate movement and the proportion of hedge cover? Discuss with reference to literature. [30 marks]
4. If you were Scout Finch, what recommendation on the use of delta hedging would you make to your CFO? Justify your recommendation. [10 marks]
Ten marks will be allocated for format and referencing.
Maximum word count: 2,500
Write a coherent report. General format requirements apply.
This coursework counts towards 60% of your overall module mark.
Submission deadline: 24th September 2012