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The volatility of an asset is the standard deviation of its returns. As a measure of dispersion, it evaluates the uncertainty of asset prices, often described as its risk. Volatilities can be calculated ex-post (retrospectively) or estimated ex-ante.

Investments in the aforementioned fund are subject to market fluctuation and risks inherent in investing in securities. The value of investments and the revenue they generate can increase or decrease and it is possible that investors will not recover their initial investment. Source: BNP Paribas Asset Management Holding.