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Follow the Money – Episode 33

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On February 21, 2017, Rachel Pether, a host of the podcast, sat down with Kevin Baldwin, Director, Institutional Education & Business Development at the The Options Industry Council and Richard Rosenthal, Director, Business Development, FTSE Russell Indexes, Institutional & International Business Development, CBOE Holdings, Inc. This special episode of Follow the Money Show occurred at the SWFI Institutional Investor Forum in Scottsdale, Arizona.

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CONTENTS
0:50 Options for Institutional Investors
3:35 Hedging and Creating Positions
5:15 Option Strategies in the Low-Yield World
9:00 Smart Beta and Option Benchmarks

Follow the Money Show is available on asset.tv on the Asset Owner Channel.

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MSCI, a stock index company whose benchmarks influence investor behavior, has tremendous indirect power impacting the stock markets of smaller economies. In 1988, MSCI released its emerging markets index, a now-widely-used benchmark for many institutional investors wanting access to growth markets. China and South Korea make up the majority of the benchmark, but smaller economies such as Poland, Chile and even Qatar make up other pieces of it.

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