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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