Risk USA: Citi hopes to revive crisis derivatives product as ETF

Liquidity hedge plan was shelved after Risk article generated criticism. Now it's back, but as an exchange-traded fund


After a two-year hiatus, Citi is again looking to launch a product that could be used to hedge liquidity risk, but now sees it working in exchange-traded fund (ETF) format, rather than as a traditional derivative. The plans were shelved after coverage in Risk in 2010 resulted in a storm of criticism, but were dusted off earlier this year, according to Terry Benszchawel, managing director in the bank's portfolio analysis and quantitative strategy group. He was speaking earlier this week at Risk

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