Currency operations (Foreign Exchange FX) blp
Spot currency conversion
Spot currency conversion is the purchase or sale of a certain amount of one currency for another currency, applying the exchange rate with which the value is set based on the current development of the exchange rate on the foreign exchange rate, i.e. demand and offer in regard to particular currency. It is used for conversion of money, for payment abroad, collection from abroad or conversion of money between the client accounts kept in different currencies.
Term currency conversion (Forward)
Forward means an agreement (commitment) on future mutual exchange of two currencies with maturity longer than the spot foreign exchange, i.e. at least D+3, while the future exchange rate is set on the date of commitment origination. It serves for hedging the currency risk of future cash flows of the client in foreign currency. Forward is not a standardised product, i.e. volumes and maturities are set according to the individual client requirements.
Currency swap means purchase/sale of one currency for another currency with concurrent resale/buy-back within the future set deadline for the exchange rate agreed upon in advance. It is a combination of spot and forward trade while the future foreign exchange rate reflects interest expense and interest income of the term period.
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