Review: Volatility Investing Event London April 2019

High time for higher volatility?

Hamlin Lovell
Originally published in the April | May 2019 issue

2019 marked the eighth year of the Volatility Investing Events, which were launched to provide investors with access to educational sessions about the often misunderstood volatility asset class after increased interest following the global financial crisis. According to Jerry Haworth, CEO and CIO, 36 South Capital Advisors LLP, “when the 2008 meteorite hit financial markets, everything changed, and the volatility space came into its own. Correlations went haywire, investors discovered the concavity of their portfolios, and the unique characteristics of volatility for managing second order risks.” 

The 2019 London event brought together a broad audience including: pension funds; asset managers; wealth managers; funds of funds; family offices; consultants; short, long and variable bias volatility managers and tail risk hedgers, from the UK, Europe, the US, Asia and Africa. The £100,000 this event raised has supported several worthwhile charities: Autism Research Trust, Coram Beanstalk and Woman’s Trust. 2019 will again see sibling events in Sydney in September and in Zurich in October/November.

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