Risk magazine - Volume19/No3

Life's perilous journey

Guaranteed variable annuity products generate huge profits for US life insurers, but have left firms massively exposed to exotic equity risk. Some companies are now laying off risk via long-dated, highly structured hedges. Not everyone is convinced this…

Options reduced

Dealers report that European corporates have reduced their use of options since the introduction of IAS 39 last year. But with greater volatility in the foreign exchange markets expected in the coming year, are companies sufficiently hedged? Gareth Gore…

Optimal allocation to hedge funds

Lionel Martellini and Mathieu Vaissie argue that it is only by taking into account the exact nature and composition of their existing portfolio that institutional investors can maximise the benefits they can expect from investing in hedge funds. To this…

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