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Market Tremors: Hidden Risks in Modern "Zombified" Markets

Speaker: Hari P. Krishnan

CQF Institute is proud to bring you a free online talk with Hari P. Krishnan on market tremors.

Event Agenda 

17:30 - 18:00 GMT - Networking and CQF Booth 

18:00 - 19:30 GMT - CQF Institute Talk: Market Tremors: Hidden Risks in Modern "Zombified" Markets

19:30 - 20:00 GMT - Networking and CQF Booth 

This event can earn you up to 2 CPD credits.


This talk will provide a fairly non-technical overview of my recently published book "Market Tremors" (co-authored with Ash Bennington).

Since the Global Financial Crisis,  the structure of financial markets has undergone a dramatic shift. Markets have been “zombified” by a combination of Central Bank policy, disintermediation of commercial banks through regulation, and the growth of passive products such as ETFs.  Increasingly, risk builds up beneath the surface, through a combination of excessive leverage and crowded exposure to specific asset classes and strategies.  As a result, historical volatility often understates forward risk.

In particular, I will describe techniques for adjusting traditional risk measures such as volatility during this era of unprecedented balance sheet expansion.


Speaker Bio

Hari P. Krishnan is head of volatility strategies at SCT Capital in New York.  He was formerly a portfolio manager at Doherty Advisors in New York, a fund manager at CrossBorder Capital in London, an executive director at Morgan Stanley focused on asset allocation, and an options trading strategist for a market-making firm at the CBOE.  He was a research scientist at the Columbia Earth Institute after receiving a PhD in applied math from Brown University and a BA in math from Columbia University.