US market sees large inflows into strategies that seek to offset risks of investing in volatility
Volatility levels in equity markets in 2012 will be similar to those experienced in 2011, according to Barclays Capital
The UK structured products industry could become “a market of marketers and discretionary managers”, industry warns
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