TDI Podcast: Understanding The VIX and Trading Themes (#291)

Guest Sid Oberoi from S&P Research/Vix Views helps us better understand the important details of the VIX and how it is best utilized. ETFs and ETNs are discussed and ones that could be very dangerous to your portfolio. In this episode, we also discuss the world economy, trading themes for December as well as the recent European downgrade.

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Siddhartha Oberoi is Senior Director, Exchange Traded Products at S&P Indices. Sid leads the ETP effort for S&P Indices for the Americas. He works closely with exchanges and exchange traded product sponsors to help them with their index needs and to successfully implement their strategy. Sid also manages the VIX product line for S&P Indices.

Prior to that, Sid has held roles within S&P Indices including managing ETF licensing relationship for Americas and in the Index Innovation Group where he developed various indices including S&P Municipal Bond Indices, S&P‘s Shariah Indices and helped to expand other equity index offerings. Prior to joining S&P in 2007, Sid worked at Calyx Financial and Prudential Financial where he helped develop and manage fund of funds focused on global asset allocation, including a product focused on the Shariah market.

Sid is a charter holder from the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst Association and has been a member of their Curriculum Committee. He holds an MBA from Rutgers University and a B.A. from Delhi University. Sid has been a regular speaker at conferences, talking about ETP landscape and indexing.

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