European appetite for volatility ETFs blossoms

Inflows into volatility ETFs in Europe have spurred the launch of new products to satisfy investor interest in this asset class

Blossoming appetite for volatility exposure

Exchange-traded fund (ETF) providers are catering to persistent investor demand for volatility exposure through an ETF wrapper. "Even though equity markets have recently rallied, there is still a concern that there could be new spikes in volatility coming," says Peter Fors, co-head at Nomura Indices Group in London.

European exchange-traded products had net inflows of €1.2 billion in March, with volatility ETFs continuing to garner new money, according to research from Lyxor.

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