Nations® is happy to partner with leading exchanges and asset managers to bring the suite of Nations® Strategy and Volatility products to the investing public.
Nations® is the World’s Leading Independent Developer of Volatility and Option-Enhanced Indexes
Options can provide a significant expansion of the patterns of portfolio returns – these patterns are superior to existing strategies. Nations creates these strategies and NationsShares, our ETF arm, will bring them to investors around the globe.
Why the Nations Indexes Suite of Volatility Indexes is Superior to VIX
Nations VolDex measures implied volatility the way practitioners consider it – by focusing on at-the-money options. Volatility indexes which use a wide swath of options conflate the issues of volatility and skew. Nations Indexes has released a new fact sheet detailing the problems inherent in a measure that uses a wide swath of strike prices.
ISE Eyes Futures To Complete VolDex® Ecosystem
The International Securities Exchange is looking at developing volatility futures as part of the launch of its new option on volatility. Gary Katz, president and CEO, told EQDerivatives. ISE is in talks with an exchange about the possibility of listing futures on the Nations VolDex Index.
SEC Approves Listing Options on Nations® VolDex® Index
NEW YORK, January 28, 2014 – International Securities Exchange Holdings, Inc. (ISE Holdings) today announced that the SEC has approved listing options on the Nations VolDex® Index(ticker: VOLI). The Nations® VolDex® measures implied volatility by focusing on at-the-money options while also offering an alternative gauge of volatility. ISE Holdings’ two options exchanges, ISE and ISE Gemini, are the first options exchanges to enter into a licensing agreement with NationsShares to list options on the Nations® VolDex®. The exchanges plan to list options on VolDex® later this year.