Exposure

The maximum loss suffered from a default by a counterparty.

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Accounting exposure
The change in the value of a firm's foreign currency denominated accounts due to a change in exchange rates.

Translation exposure
Risk of adverse effects on a firm's financial statements that may arise from changes in exchange rates.

Transaction exposure
Risk to a firm with known future cash flows in a foreign currency that arises from possible changes in the exchange rate.

Operating exposure
Degree to which exchange rate changes, in combination with price changes, will alter a company's future operating cash flows.

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Gini coefficients

The ratio between the area between a Lorenz curve and the 45o line and the area below the 45o line. The Gini coefficient is a precise way of measuring the position of the Lorenz Curve. To work out the Gini coefficient we measure the ratio of the area between the Lorenz Curve and the 45 degree line to the whole area below the 45 degree line. If the Lorenz Curve was the 45 degree line - then the val ...


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