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Banque Cantonale de Genève
Quai de l'Ile 17 - CP 2251
1211 Genève 2

Fax : +41 58 211 21 99

CCP CHF12-1-2
CCP EUR91-518772-8
GIIN:   CGGLK0.00000.LE.756

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Foreign currency exchange risk management

Foreign currency risk management forms part of a hedging approach undertaken by the majority of companies and is intended to reduce risks by the use of financial instruments to protect against fluctuations in exchange rates. It is undertaken on the basis of the investment objectives and the risk/reward profile which the company judges to be compatible with its activities.


Forex operations

  • Forex transactions
    The purchase or sale at market rates of one currency against another foreign currency or CHF.
  • Forex limit order
    Our trading room will respond to your requirements from 7.45 am to 5.45 pm. Outside these times BCGE will monitor developments relating to your buy and/or sell limit orders on all the main financial market places.

Forex options

  • Vanilla options
    An option is a contract which, for the payment of a premium, provides its holder with the right but not the obligation to buy (or sell) a pre-determined quantity of an underlying asset at a rate which is fixed in advance.
  • Sale of covered options
    This sell option, called a "covered sale" is of most interest to the investor who:
    • has and operates with monetary deposits (whether term deposits or fiduciary investments)
    • is seeking a clear increase in his return
    • wishes to/is not averse to the idea of switching to another currency, whatever the currency of his initial deposit.
  • Dual currency deposit
    Dual currency deposits are money market transactions with an interest rate above that of a standard deposit. Its unique feature lies in the fact that the choice of the currency in which the capital is repaid is linked to an exchange rate.
  • BARRIER options
    From the purchaser's point of view, these can be more advantageous than vanilla options as they are less expensive and also include knock-in and knock-out features.
  • ARO options
    An Average Rate Option (ARO), also known as an "Asian option" is an option (call or put) the base price of which is compared with the average rate calculated over the complete averaging period. If the option is exercised, the holder receives the difference between the base price and the average rate.

Trading room

The BCGE trading room offers a full range of services covering the majority of financial products and foreign exchange transactions. Our team and its experienced specialists work closely with your manager to provide extensive and customised monitoring, high-quality advice and perfect execution of your orders. Our desire to expand our client base is demonstrated by our fees which are attractive compared to the competition.

Exchange rates


EUR EUR Atm 1.107 
EUREUR 1.1162 cours euro en hausse
USDUSD1.0051 cours usd en hausse
GBPGBP1.2816 cours usd en hausse
YENYEN0.9130 cour du yen en hausse
EUR EUR Atm 1.071 
EUREUR1.0618 cours euro en hausse
USDUSD0.9203 cours usd en hausse
GBPGBP1.1642 cours usd en hausse
YENYEN0.8427 cour du yen en hausse

Indicative informations

BCGE group investment strategy

Stock market prices

BCGE 183.50 0.27% cours en hausse
SMI 10,190.37 1.14% cours en hausse
cours action bcge Data source: SIX Financial Information SA
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   Banque Cantonale de Genève
   Case postale 2251
   1211 Genève 2
   Tél: 058 211 21 00