Highland Capital boss slams shorting restrictions for exacerbating volatility

The continuous waves of regulatory change on short selling – with the most recent one unveiled by German regulator Bafin in the wake of the eurozone sovereign debt crisis – has stoked bouts of volatility across markets as these changes are forcing investors to sell positions due to concerns they may no longer be able to hedge their risks.

That is the opinion of Mark Okada, chief investment officer and co-founder of Dallas, Texas-headquartered Highland Capital Management, an alternative fixed

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