Boom time for buffers as flows move to derivatives funds

By Ross Lancaster
10 Sep 2020

Since the Covid-19 crisis began, inflows to funds that use derivatives to offer protection against market drops have spiked as investors look for greater certainty in their returns.

Allianz and Innovator have both launched buffer exchange traded funds. And other investment firms have filed to launch funds for targeted outcome strategies this month.

Since March, Cboe Vest, the asset management arm of the Cboe Global Markets exchange group, has attracted $1bn of inflows into its targeted ...

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