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VIX, Crypto, Blockchain, Futures and/or Options: could these be considered by a prudent investor? (Zurich)

Event Description

New 2018 studies address the topics of whether and how VIX-based products, cryptocurrencies, blockchain, futures and/or options are being considered by investors. 

Some of the issues to be addressed in this presentation include:

  • Why was the VIX Index so "low" in 2017 while there was much geopolitical worldwide uncertainty? Has there been too much complacency in the financial markets? Is option-writing still appealing when the VIX is below its long-term average?
  • What measures have been introduced by regulated exchanges and clearing firms to deal with the high volatility of certain new listed financial instruments?
  • Could a small allocation to VIX or cryptocurrency futures be used to help diversify or hedge a portfolio?
  • Why have some portfolio managers and pension funds made new allocations to the cash-secured put-write strategy in recent years?

Event Type

Society; Educational

Education Topic

 

Start Time

16/03/2018 12:15

End Time

16/03/2018 14:00

City

Zurich

State/Province

 

Event Country

Switzerland

Event Region

EMEA

Location Info

​Saxo Bank

Ground Floor Trading Lounge

Beethovenstrasse 33

8002 Zurich

Speaker

Speaker:  Matthew Moran, Vice-president, Cboe Global Markets where he is responsible for many of the exchange's educational efforts for pension funds, mutual funds and other institutional investors. Cboe Exchange has been a pioneer in introducing equity options (1973), stock index options (1983), and VIX futures and options (2004 and 2006); and Bitcoin futures (2016). Previously, Mr. Moran was trust counsel at Harris Bank and vice president at Chicago Mercantile Exchange. He is an associate editor of two Institutional Investor publications -- The Journal of Trading and The Journal of Index Investing. Mr. Moran holds J.D. and MBA degrees from the University of Illinois​​

CE Credits

1

SER Credit

0

Currency

CHF

Member Price

15.00

Non-Member Price

45.00

Candidate Price

45.00

Registration

Event Category

CE Event

All Day Event

 

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