Currency Hedging

June 2016

Currency-hedged funds have been a major trend in the ETF space, topping inflows and accounting for a significant percentage of launches. However, this year, the performance of many of these funds has faltered relative to their unhedged counterparts. The reversal raises the question of whether currency hedging is a long-term strategy or just a flash in the pan. This issue looks at opinions on both sides of the divide and the latest evolutions of the concept. 

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