Managing Interest Rate Risk : Using Financial Derivatives (Institute of Internal Auditors Risk Management Series)
John J. StephensISBN: 0471485497; 9780471485490;
Economic conditions can change dramatically over time, requiring significant changes in interest rates. Loans that appeared desirable methods of expansion when taken out can, with a change in interest rates, become massive outgoings that leave the unprepared business exposed to potentially crippling debt. Whether borrowing, investing, saving or trading, a company will always have to take into account the cost of capital and therefore interest rate risk. The efficient management of this risk is essential for the survival of a company and any business that is exposed to such a risk should ensure that it is fully prepared to manage it. Aimed at senior managers within businesses, this book is a practical primer on how to reduce risk from changes in interest rates.