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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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On December 14, 2018, Pakistan received its second installment of the US$ 3 billion in aid promised from Saudi Arabia on October 23, 2018. The US$ 1 billion given on December 14th boosted the foreign reserves of the State Bank of Pakistan, which went from US$ 7.2 billion to US$ 8.2 billion. The first installment was given on November 23, 2018. The last installment is expected to occur in January 2019.

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White House Nominates Heath Tarbert for CFTC Chairman

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The White House announced Heath P. Tarbert will be nominated to serve as Commissioner and Chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). Tarbert currently serves as Assistant Secretary for International Markets at the U.S. Treasury Department. Before joining the U.S. Treasury, Tarbert was a Partner at law firm Allen & Overy. Tarbert was confirmed by the U.S. Senate for his current Treasury post at 87 (yes) to 8 (no).

Upon Senate confirmation, Tarbert’s CFTC term would start on April 14, 2019 and last for five years. Tarbert is taking over from J. Christopher Giancarlo whose term ends in April 2019. Tarbert will need a U.S. Senate confirmation to take the head CFTC post.

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KIA Could Sell Stake in North Sea Energy Business

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The Kuwait Investment Authority (KIA), through its unit Wren House Investment Management, is nearing a deal to sell a 40% stake in its North Sea energy business to JPMorgan Asset Management. In July 2018, KIA closed on a deal to acquire oil and gas pipeline firm North Sea Midstream Partners from ArcLight Capital.

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