Speed, Listing Exclusivity Promote New Volatility Index Options

Options Conference Austin
This year's OIC event was held at Lost Pines, outside Austin, TX.

Fay, speaking with Buy-Side Technology this week at the annual Options Industry Conference in Austin, Texas, notes that institutional investors continue to broadly pick up on volatility index products, and not just the well-known VIX options and futures, which track large-cap indexes, but newer offerings like Russell's small-cap index RBX as well, which will often see greater bursts of deviation from the broader market. The formula for developing them, he says, is fairly straightforward.

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