Bank of America Merrill Lynch has developed a liquid volatility index for institutions which are seeking a systematic tail risk hedge.
Exchange-traded fund (ETF) provider Source has created the first European ETF on the S&P 500 Vix Futures Index, providing investors with access to volatility at a time when fiscal problems in Greece and...
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Leading alternative asset investors are placing a higher focus on the ability of funds of hedge funds in Asia as well as hedge fund managers to respond quickly to volatile markets following the collapse of Lehman Brothers in 2008. "Since the crisis...
Barclays Capital launched its iPath Exchange Traded Notes (ETNs) on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) today. Nine of the 12 ETNs will provide investors with exposure to commodities, and three to volatility. The introduction of the products in the UK follows...
The drop in equity implied volatility over the past few months has hit a number of so-called vol funds, with several racking up losses and at least one deciding to sell its options portfolio. First New York, a privately held prop house, sold its options...
Technology can provide a competitive advantage in banking. How it is applied by Tier 1 and Tier 2 institutions, to the benefit for their risk management systems, is discussed.
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