Hedge funds harness volatility in turbulent markets

Trading volatility as an asset class is a new, and at times confusing, concept. For many investors, the term volatility simply describes the range and speed of movements on a stock exchange or index.

However, savvy hedge fund managers and traders increasingly view volatility as an asset class that can help with portfolio diversification and generate significant returns in a turbulent market.

Volatility can be traded through instruments like volatility swaps, variant swaps, futures, correlation swa