- VXTYN Futures Can Provide a Hedge Against Interest Rate Volatility
CHICAGO, and COUNTY WICKLOW, Ireland, Sept. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CBOE Futures ExchangeSM (CFE®) announced today that it plans to launch futures trading on the CBOE/CBOT 10-year U.S. Treasury Note Volatility IndexSM (ticker symbol VXTYNSM) beginning on Thursday, November 13, pending regulatory review. CBOE CEO Edward Tilly made the announcement during his address to attendees at the CBOE Risk Management Conference Europe, currently taking place outside of Dublin.
The VXTYN Index, on which futures on VXTYN is based, is calculated by applying the CBOE Volatility Index® (VIX® Index) methodology to futures options data from CME Group's 10-year U.S. Treasury note contract -- one of CME Group's most active interest rate options products. In May 2013, CBOE began disseminating values on the VXTYN Index as part of an agreement between CBOE and CME Group.
"Interest rate derivatives represent the largest asset class, by far, in the over-the-counter market, outweighing the equity derivatives market by many multiples," Tilly said. "We are pleased to tap into this space by introducing a CBOE Volatility Index futures product that offers customers a way to hedge pure interest rate volatility risk based on U.S. government debt with a single product for the first time."
"The addition of futures on the CBOE/CBOT 10-year U.S. Treasury Note Volatility Index brings a new dimension to our extensive list of volatility-related products," Tilly added. "We see a significant, untapped opportunity to continue to grow our volatility trading with existing customers as well as with a new group of professionals across multiple sectors in the fixed income arena."
Potential users of futures on VXTYN could include mortgage-backed securities investors and other large credit managers seeking to hedge against adverse interest rate movements; large bond funds that are naturally long interest rate volatility and are seeking a yield-enhancing mechanism; and hedge funds, volatility arbitrage firms and global macro participants seeking to express their views on forthcoming monetary policy events or to capture mispricing anomalies between cross-asset volatility (e.g., fixed income versus equity volatility).
For more information on futures on VXTYN and the VXTYN Index, see www.cboe.com/VXTYN.
CBOE, the leading exchange in the volatility space and the home of volatility benchmarks, strategies and products, now calculates and disseminates benchmark data on over three dozen different volatility-related products, including the widely followed VIX® Index, the world's barometer of equity market volatility. In addition to its suite of benchmarks and strategies, volatility options and futures contracts on the VIX Index can be traded at CBOE and CFE, respectively. For more information on CBOE's volatility products, go to www.cboe.com/Volatility.
About CBOE Futures Exchange
CBOE Futures Exchange currently offers nine contracts: CBOE Volatility Index (VIX Index) futures (VX), CBOE Short-Term Volatility Index (VXST) futures, S&P 500 Variance futures (VA), CBOE NASDAQ-100 Volatility Index (VXN) futures (VN), CBOE Russell 2000 Volatility Index (RVX) futures (VU), CBOE Gold ETF Volatility Index (GVZ) security futures (GV), CBOE Crude Oil ETF Volatility Index (OVX) security futures (OV), CBOE Emerging Markets ETF Volatility Index (VXEEM) security futures (VXEM) and CBOE Brazil ETF Volatility Index (VXEWZ) security futures (VXEW).
CFE, a wholly-owned subsidiary of CBOE Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: CBOE), offers an all-electronic, open-access market model, with traders providing liquidity and making markets. CFE is regulated by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) and all trades are cleared by the OCC. More information on CFE and its products, including contract specifications, can be found at: http://cfe.cboe.com/.
CBOE®, Chicago Board Options Exchange®, CFE®, Execute Success®, CBOE Volatility Index® and VIX® are registered trademarks, and CBOE Futures ExchangeSM, CBOE Short-Term Volatility IndexSM, U.S. Treasury Note Volatility IndexSM, CBOE Nasdaq-100 Volatility IndexSM, VXNSM, VNSM, CBOE Brazil ETF Volatility IndexSM, VXEWSM, VXEWZSM, CBOE Crude Oil ETF Volatility IndexSM, OVXSM, OVSM, CBOE Emerging Markets ETF Volatility IndexSM, VXEMSM, VXEEMSM, CBOE Gold ETF Volatility IndexSM, GVZSM, GV SM, CBOE Russell 2000 Volatility IndexSM, RVXSM, VASM, VUSM, VXSM , VXSTSM and WeeklysSM are service marks of Chicago Board Options Exchange, Incorporated (CBOE). Standard & Poor's®, S&P® and S&P 500® are registered trademarks of Standard & Poor's Financial Services, LLC and have been licensed for use by CBOE and CFE. Nasdaq® and Nasdaq-100® are registered trademarks of The Nasdaq Stock Market, Inc. and have been licensed for use by CBOE and CFE.
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