Sept. 22 Webinar – Institutional Investors and Case Studies on Use of the VIX

On Thursday, September 22 at 2:00 p.m. E.T., S&P Dow Jones Indices and CBOE will co-host a complimentary webinar for financial professionals on the topic of — How are Institutional Investors Using the VIX®?  Financial professionals who wish to register and see more information are welcome to visit this link — http://bit.ly/VIX-Sep22.
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Featured institutional investor speakers will be: (1) John Burkhartzmeyer, State of Wisconsin Investment Board (SWIB); (2) Scott Maidel, CFA, CAIA, FRM, Russell Investments, and (3) Mike Edleson, University of Chicago

Financial professional are welcome to join the webinar and hear a panel of distinguished practitioners as we tap into the many applications of the VIX Index that tracks the expected volatility of the S&P 500® Index. 

The panel will cover:

•        An introduction to the VIX index, its related tradable products, and its historical performance relative to the S&P 500

•        Using VIX Index products as the basis for pure-play volatility strategies to manage risk, extract yield, or diversify portfolios

•        First-hand experiences and case studies from asset owners and managers who use VIX Index products in their portfolios as a means to mitigate risk while capturing returns

You are welcome to submit your questions during the live Q&A session following the webinar. 

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In several recent news clips financial professionals have comments on the possibility that the VIX Index might rise this fall with possible interest rate changes and the U.S. presidential election. 

This chart shows recent prices for the VIX Index and for select VIX futures; note that while the price for the VIX Index was 14.07, the price for the VIX future with the November 16 expiration was 17.85. During the webinar the institutional investors will discuss the pricing for VIX futures and options.

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Financial professionals who wish to register and see more information are welcome to visit this link — http://bit.ly/VIX-Sep22.