Buyside looks to futures options for lower costs

By Gabriel Suprise
03 Mar 2015

New buyside entrants and portfolio managers are increasingly using options on futures as a way to keep margin costs down while generating tailored risk exposure, providing an effective alternative to over-the-counter swaps and futures strategies.

“The end of quantitative easing will cause institutional fixed income portfolio managers to consider using longer term interest rate products,” Matt Simon, principle and head of futures research at TABB Group, told GlobalCapital. “Dodd-Frank regulation and central clearing of interest rate swaps will ...

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