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Quentin Webb

Asia Financial Editor — Reuters
Covers:  mergers & acquisitions, deals, corporate finance, private equity, m&a, ipos

Asia Financial Editor for Reuters Breakingviews in Hong Kong. Views here are mine.

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Quentin Webb is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist, covering mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance and private equity. He is based in London. Before becoming a columnist, he was a news reporter for Reuters, where he was most recently European M&A correspondent. He has also worked as a co...

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@jmackin2 gotcha, thanks. (I've managed to mangle my response too: I obviously mean they sell calls further out of the money. Duh.)
Sorry, hang on. Technically you're right... *if* it's a stock with normal skew and you want to *fully* offset the put cost by selling calls. However, buyers usually want to keep more upside, so they buy calls that are further out of the money (see: Dufry, DB)
Thanks James. Is that right? I understood it to be the other way round. On Dufry the puts were at 86.45% of the reference price and the calls were at 117.5%.  https://www.dufry.com/en/system/files/2017-05/Communication%20HNA%202017-05-10%20Annex.pdf   https://twitter.com/jmackin2/status/971806218145730560 
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