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VelocityCapital pitches its brand of tail risk


Scott Weiner is interviewed by Greg Zuckerman of The Wall Street Journal at the Absolute Return Symposium.


 Greg Zuckerman and Scott Weiner (L-R) talk tail risk at the Absolute Return Symposium (Photo: Axel Dupeux) 

Most investors have sought so-called tail risk or black swan funds after unexpectedly losing large sums in the 2008 financial crisis. But are they doing it right?

Wall Street Journal special writer Greg Zuckerman interviewed VelocityCapital Management head of quantitative strategy Scott Weiner about the subject during a sponsored workshop at the Absolute Return Symposium.

"If you have the right allocation to volatility, you can get a lot of bang for your buck," said