Daily Archives: April 19, 2017

The Vix index is known as Wall Street’s ‘fear gauge’ and was once just a measure of market movements. But volatility has itself become a tradable asset and financial engineers have used the index to create high-risk products and strategies that can act as siren calls to unwary investors, says Robin Wigglesworth

 

Jeremy Conrad, co-founder of hardware incubator and VC fund Lemnos Labs, talks to the FT’s Tim Bradshaw about the way economies of scale in the self-driving car industry could bolster the field of robotics.

 

Patrick Jenkins speaks to Paul Volcker, author of one of the best known rules aimed at limiting the speculative activities of banks. What does the former Federal Reserve chairman think of the current plans to deregulate the US financial system? Music by Kevin MacLeod