Profiting from ups and downs



Asian investors have for some time been familiar with the concept of selling volatility for premiums through structured products. Typically, investors have sold volatility - whether knowingly or not - through their investments in structures such as daily range accruals or equity-linked notes. But a new breed of structured products has started to expose Asian investors directly to volatility as an asset class.

Formerly, investors who bought structured products inevitably had a directional view on

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