Challenges of ETF Market Makers: Chris Hempstead and Dan Cupkovic (EP.20)

//Challenges of ETF Market Makers: Chris Hempstead and Dan Cupkovic (EP.20)
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Exponential ETFs Chief Strategist Kevin Quigg and Director of Capital Markets Josh Blechman delve into topics including: Possible reasons behind the stock market’s relative indifference to this latest rounds of earnings “Beats”; Imagining a future where legalized sports betting is part of an individual’s standard asset allocation and housed within a unified brokerage account; Best/Worst parts of the Fall Season; and a conversation with Chris Hempstead, Head of ETF Sales at Deutsche Bank – on the capabilities and challenges of ETF market makers, the role they play in the ETF eco-system and how technology is changing everything.

Bonus Segment: An interview with Dan Cupkovic, Director of Investments at ARGI Financial Group – On the newly launched BlackSwan Growth and Treasury Core ETF (SWAN). The fund is designed to protect against (you guessed it) BlackSwan events. With the majority of assets in historically low-volatility Treasuries, remaining assets are used to purchase “in-the-money” calls (options with a strike price below the market price on the S&P 500). The goal is to achieve capital appreciation above inflation while minimizing volatility as compared to standard asset-allocated investments. Excellent insight is provided on the idea behind the design and where this product fits within a portfolio allocation model.

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