Asian investors warm to volatility as demand for yield enhancement strategies grows

The need for better returns in a low-yield market environment is encouraging Asian investors to take a closer look at alternative investment strategies and the use of volatility as a hedging tool, with banks launching more enhanced, dynamic strategies in the region

Strategies for the twists and turns

Yield-enhancement strategies that can tackle the challenge of low interest rates and provide downside protection are gaining popularity among institutional and professional investors in Asia.

The launch of futures as the first exchange-listed volatility products on the HSI Volatility Index (VHSI) in Hong Kong (VHSI) and the Nikkei Stock Average Volatility Index (VNKY) on the Osaka Stock Exchange in Japan last February was greeted by market participants as a first step towards the development of

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