Long-dated options best way to hedge tail risk, says 36 South

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The financial crisis of 2008 was a wake-up call, reminding investors of the dangers of ignoring the possibility of extreme unexpected events. The result has been endless discussion and prevarication over just how to manage tail risk.

Richard (Jerry) Haworth advocates an approach that has been successful for the three hedge funds he runs. As co-founder and chief investment officer of London-based 36 South Capital Advisors, a volatility and tail risk solutions specialist, he boasts a 10-year track