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Managing Currency Risk in the Emerging Markets

Kate Jaquet provides an overview of Seafarer’s proprietary macro currency model, which is utilized to manage currency risks within the construct of a diversified portfolio of foreign securities. The currency model is the topic of a commentary written by Andrew Foster and Kate Jaquet.


To address the issue of currency risk facing Seafarer’s portfolios, we created a model which aims to identify currencies that may be at elevated risk for a material negative event in the next three years. The outputs of our macro currency model are used as the basis for “risk budgets” that constrain our portfolios’ construction per currency.
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