Understanding how futures affect your trading decisions

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Elizabeth Pfeuti

About this talk

Market participants around the world – from major institutional investor to active individual trader – use futures, ETFs, swaps and options to gain access to benchmark equity index exposure. These instrument types have different characteristics in terms of liquidity, pricing, and ease of trading. Tim McCourt talks to Liz Pheuti, Capital Markets reporter, Financial News, to uncover the optimal solution for different investment strategies. They will cover several key factors including: Cost and Total cost analysis Liquidity analysis across several US benchmarks Capital efficiencies and benefits of margin offsets in futures vs the fully funded nature of ETFs Operational efficiencies, such as opportunities for currency exposure, UCITS eligibility and managing the roll Tax considerations Futurization of OTC landscape

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