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The world's largest futures and options exchange, Eurex, which is jointly owned by Deutsche Börse and the SWX Swiss Exchange, will be offering access to volatility as an independent asset class for the first time when it creates a volatilities futures exchange on September 19. This will allow investors to use futures to hedge against market fluctuations, says a spokesman from Frankfurt-based Eurex.

The new financial futures are based on the suite of volatility indexes which were launched b

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