Hedge Funds

Amundi makes a virtue of equity volatility


For many hedge funds, equity market volatility has been a curse of late. For Amundi’s equity volatility funds, it is the raison d’être of the manager’s whole strategy

Gilbert Keskin
With hedge funds of all styles struggling to maintain an even course in the post-crisis world, the task has been made all the more difficult for many by the high levels of market volatility that have endured since the financial downturn first took hold.

Whipsawing markets have caught many long/short managers off guard, and even those who have generally been positioned to withstand such fluctuations are likely to have seen their returns in some way dampened. For some, equity market volatility has been a force to be reckoned with or a hurdle to