Long-term volatility levels are overstated

Deutsche Bank's head of Asian equity derivatives strategy Altaf Kassam says the lack of liquidity will drive volatility in the short-term, but implied long-term levels are too high.

Volatility in the equity markets has shown no signs of abating in 2009, leaving investors wondering how much longer the rollercoaster ride will continue. Altaf Kassam, head of Asian equity derivatives strategy at Deutsche Bank, shares his views on what to expect in the year ahead and what this means for investors in Asia. 

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