Australia - Providing cover from volatility



Volatility in Australia's resource-dominated stock index has been rising for almost two years, long preceding the spike in global volatility earlier this year (see graph). Bankers have capitalised on the increased market volatility to structure products offering portfolio protection for institutional investors and hedge funds, and to create retail investments that offer diversification and potential for higher returns. With volatility expected to remain high, these themes will continue for s

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