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CQS rolls out new global volatility strategy


CQS, the $9.6 billion London-headquartered global firm led by Michael Hintze, is adding to its growing product range with the launch of a highly scalable new global equity volatility trading fund that is kicking off with initial assets of $160 million.

The CQS Global Volatility Fund will be run by senior portfolio managers Andy Song and Amir Kooros – who lead a team of nine derivative investment professionals – and is based around strategies that have been successfully traded within the firm’s flagship CQS fund.

Song, a well-known figure in the equity derivatives trading world who spent many years at