Russian Railways pays particular attention to market variables, which volatility could lead to significant changes in the Company's expenditures and revenues, in particular, floating rates on loans, cash flows in foreign currencies and fuel prices.
Hedging with Derivatives
Russian Railways uses derivatives to hedge currency, interest and price risks. Transactions are concluded with Russian and banks and the subsidiaries of largest international banks and are based on Russian ISDA. Our risk management policy excludes speculative risk management tools, as well as operations with unreliable counterparties. The risk management policy’s main aim is to reduce the volatility of budgeted indicators of the Company’s performance.
Open Currency Position
The significance of the Company’s currency risk and further definition of respective currency risk management tool are based on the size of the open currency position, which is defined as the difference between the inflows and outflows of the cash denominated in foreign currency.
The Company carries out regular monitoring and analysis of cash inflows and outflows in foreign currency to calculate its open currency position.