Hedging strategies of Swedish mining companies: a qualitative study
Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
This study investigates how risk management in general, and hedging in specific is used in industries that produce and sell raw materials. We investigated the hedging strategies in the Swedish mining industry. We gathered data for this study from five interviews with CFO’s and Head of treasury’s from five different Swedish mining companies in order to get their expertise and opinions of hedging. We found that companies only hedged their commodity prices if they were forced by circumstances outside of their control. We also found interesting similarities and differences between state-owned and publicly traded companies.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. , 72 p.
Hedge, hedging, hedging strategy, risk management, mining industry, Sweden, state-ownership, publicly traded companies, interviews, qualitative study
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-79580OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-79580DiVA: diva2:643089
Master's Programme in Finance
2013-06-05, s302, Umeå Universitet, Umeå, 13:00 (English)
UppsokSocial and Behavioural Science, Law
Silver, Lars, Professor
Nylén, Ulrica, Universitetslektor