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Momtchil Pojarliev
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Some Like It Hedged

BNP Asset Management's Pojarliev discusses a variety of options to address foreign currency exposures. Although there is no single best-practice solution for addressing foreign currency exposures, institutional investors have three main choices, he says.

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Trading Volume Overview for October 2015

NYSE Sees Decreases



Intercontinental Exchange, owner operator of NYSE, reported October exchange traded volume:

ICE’s October 2015 futures and options average daily volume (ADV) decreased 2% compared to October 2014.

Commodity ADV increased 5% led by gasoil, other oil, natural gas, and sugar ADV up 23%, 6%, 5% and 72% respectively, from the prior October.

Financials ADV declined 12% from the previous October primarily due to low volatility in equity indices and the low interest rate environment in Europe.

NYSE’s U.S. cash equities and U.S. equity options ADV declined 7% and 30%, respectively, over the prior October. NYSE’s U.S. cash equities market share was 24.6% and NYSE’s U.S. options market share was 20.5%.


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