Effect of Exchange Rate Movements on Ghanaian Banks

Albert Amponsah Addae
2014 Journal of Finance and Accounting  
The main purpose of this paper is to look at the exchange rate sensitivity of some listed banks on the Ghana Stock Exchange (GSE) between 2005 and 2010. In order to achieve the purpose, we adopted both quantitative and qualitative approaches. Econometric models were employed to deal with both the exchange rate sensitivities and to ascertain the exchange rate exposure of the Banks. The study discovered that all the banks studied engage in forex trading and made gains/profits from such
more » ... It was further found that apart from Ghana Commercial Bank and Standard Chartered Bank who were exposed to foreign exchange risk -pound sterling, the rest of the banks had no exposure to any of the currency risk. All the banks on the other hand have risk management structures in place to mitigate any risks that arise as a result of their operations. The overall interest in risk management by the banks is very high as they have put in some financial derivative measures to mitigate any exchange rate risk that they are exposed to.
doi:10.11648/j.jfa.20140203.15 fatcat:5vso5o7m4bhyzh3zdlod4tsenu