target redemption forward
A target redemption forward is a foreign exchange product that allows the holder, usually a corporate, to buy or sell a currency at an enhanced rate for a number of expiry dates, with zero upfront premium. The product automatically expires if the enhanced rate reaches a target level. But if spot moves in the wrong direction, holders can be forced to trade regularly at unfavourable rates for the full life of the product.
Target Redemption Forwards are not the most appropriate hedging instrument for a company looking to minimise exchange rate risk. Companies looking for protection themselves against FX risks should opt for more straightforward alternatives like outright forwards or flexible forward contracts.