VIX, Crypto, Blockchain, Futures and/or Options: Could These Be Considered by a Prudent Investor?

21 maart 2018

Tijd: 17.00 - 20.00 uur
Locatie: De Nieuwe Poort , Claude Debussylaan 2-8, 1082 MD Amsterdam

Join CFA Society VBA Netherlands and CAIA Netherlands for the bi-monthly Member Networking Drinks with an added bonus presentation on investing in Cryptocurrencies by Matt Moran, VP of Cboe.

New 2018 studies address the topics of whether and how VIX-based products, cryptocurrencies, Blockchain, futures and/or options are being considered by investors.
While some investors prefer to invest only in stocks and bonds, other investors are exploring alternatives because of concerns about high price/earnings ratios for stocks, low interest rates for fixed income, and higher correlations among “traditional” asset classes.
Issues to be addressed in the 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?

16:45 Registration
17:00 Matt Moran
18:00 Member Networking Drinks
20:00 End of Program


Mr. Matthew Moran is vice president of options advancement for the Cboe Options Exchange, where he is responsible for many of the exchange's educational efforts for pension funds, mutual funds, and other institutional investors. Previously, he 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 JD and MBA degrees from the University of Illinois.
We hope to see you there!

This event is open only to MEMBERS of CFA Society VBA Netherlands and CAIA Netherlands.Members may invite one guest.


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