Volatile stock markets universally benefit companies that can manage and adapt to risk, which is the result of volatility.

A derivative exchange will benefit from increased global stock and commodity price volatility. Higher volatility increases the value of derivatives while keeping all other variables the same. Higher prices for options may spur demand from speculators and higher volatility will spur demand from those seeking to hedge prices to reduce volatility.

High net worth clients are more likely to use professional money manager services to lower risk and increase their potential stock returns. …