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Cboe Continues To Increase Financial Access, Now Offers More Than 1,000 ETFs

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Exchange-traded funds (ETFs) are an essential part of many investment portfolios, offering a broad spectrum of strategies and asset classes to both retail and professional investors. As the investment vehicle has matured, the scope of investments and strategies it utilizes has dramatically expanded, helping to democratize a wide range of opportunities around investment themes, styles and even advanced options strategies. This expansion of ETFs has not only enhanced accessibility but also helped improve risk management, liquidity and returns for institutions, advisors and retail investors. However, these innovations would be slow-moving to non-existent without the key players doing the hard work behind the scenes.

Cboe Global Markets Surpasses 1,000 ETF Listings

As one might expect, the advantages ETFs provide investors have played a significant role in their growing popularity. Cboe Global Markets (BATS: CBOE) is the world’s go-to derivatives and exchange network, and it recently celebrated listing over 1,000 ETFs across its global exchange network. In the first quarter of 2024 alone, Cboe welcomed 106 new ETF securities, underscoring its growing role in the global ETF market.

Cboe’s extensive offerings include innovative funds like derivatives overlay ETFs, thematic ETFs and the newly-launched spot bitcoin ETFs. Cboe has also proposed to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) the creation of an ETF share class for existing mutual funds. If approved, this innovation would allow asset managers to offer mutual fund portfolios in ETF format, providing investors with more flexibility and choice.

As mentioned previously, Cboe also offers a variety of ETFs that utilize options strategies to provide alternative investment approaches, including hedging, income generation and leveraged returns. For instance, covered call ETFs hold stock portfolios and sell call options, generating income from premiums that can buffer against market dips or boost overall yield, while overlay ETFs implement strategies like protective puts to manage downside risk and enhance returns, illustrating the diverse applications of options within ETFs.

With these strategic expansions, Cboe even further cements its position as a key player in the ETF market, currently holding the position of the second-largest ETF listing venue in the U.S. and leading positions in Europe and Canada. The integration of advanced market intelligence and technology, coupled with a global liquidity provision program, has further solidified Cboe's reputation for fostering innovative and collaborative ETF listing experiences catering to an increasingly sophisticated investor base.

Why Cboe Is a Preferred Listing Venue For ETFs

Cboe's reputation as a premier listing venue is well-earned due to its commitment to providing unparalleled access to capital, liquidity support and comprehensive post-launch services. Leveraging its network across the U.S., Canada, the U.K., Europe and Australia, Cboe ensures global access to capital and liquidity, adding to its appeal as a desirable platform for ETF issuers. This accessibility is crucial for investors as it means that ETFs listed on Cboe are backed by a robust infrastructure capable of effectively promoting visibility and liquidity.

Cboe's distinction as a premier listing venue also comes from the breadth of its innovative services. It is the only exchange network that provides a seamless path for cross-listing across multiple national exchanges to enhance global capital access and liquidity. This network supports purpose-driven companies and asset managers in broadening their reach and impact, exemplified by BlackRock's (NYSE: BLK) launch of new iShares across all Cboe exchanges.

Embracing Innovative ETF Solutions

ETFs were an incredibly innovative solution empowering investors all over the world with simple and effective investment opportunities, but their innovation and expansion are far from complete. Through Cboe’s leadership, investors are seeing more and more innovative solutions that redefine boundaries by opening new investment opportunities to the public via simple ETF offerings. As this trend continues to unfold, it looks set to continue to enhance the scope of investment options available to investors.

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