Peaks and greeks

Large parts of the equity volatility market closed down last year when hedge funds and investment banks fled for the exits amid billions of dollars of losses. But the equity market rally since March has resulted in industry participants predicting a comeback for volatility as a decrorrelated trading tool. Are they right? Georgina Lee investigates


At a time when bringing up the word 'derivatives' in conversation can cause many investors in Asia to shift uncomfortably in their seats, offering a breed of investment and hedging strategies that centre on 'greeks' that even some of the world's foremost traders have failed to fully understand, might seem like a hard sell.

But that is exactly what equity derivatives dealers in Asia are doing. They say they can package volatility in new shapes and forms that will appeal both to real money

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What gold's rise means for rates, equities

It has been several years since we have seen volatility in gold. An increase in gold volatility can typically be associated with a change in sentiment and investor behavior. The precious metal has surged this year on increased demand for safe haven…

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