VelocityShares is dedicated to designing exchange-traded products (ETPs) and sophisticated strategies for knowledgeable institutional investors. The team is focused on developing tradable instruments that can enable institutional investors to manage risk and express short-term market views.
The team has significant experience across asset classes and on both the buy- and sell-sides of the financial markets. Their combined knowledge and insight is employed to develop innovative products.
The initial suite of VelocityShares ETPs focused on volatility. The suite of tactical ETPs includes 2x leveraged long and inverse strategies on the S&P 500 VIX short-term or mid-term futures indices. The VelocityShares VIX ETPs provide sophisticated institutional investors with vehicles for potentially implementing views on volatility and hedging risks.
VelocityShares' metals ETP suite includes leveraged long and leveraged inverse strategies in gold and silver, as measured by the S&P GSCI indices. Traders can utilize a variety of instruments (such as futures, swaps, and forwards) to seek to express views on gold and silver. The advent of these leveraged long and inverse ETPs gives sophisticated institutional investors an exchange traded product to potentially manage risk and express short-term market views.
VelocityShares' energy ETP suite includes leveraged long and leveraged inverse strategies in futures on natural gas and light sweet crude oil, as measured by the S&P GSCI. While institutional investors and traders can utilize a variety of instruments (such as futures, swaps, and forwards) to express views on energy, these ETPs offer sophisticated institutional investors a potential alternative to manage risk and express short-term market views.
VelocityShares’ suite of two EURO STOXX Volatility ETPs includes 1x long and daily inverse strategies on the VSTOXX Short-Term Futures Investable Indices. The VelocityShares VSTOXX-related ETPs are the only US listed ETPs providing exposure to volatility futures on the European stock market. These ETNs provide sophisticated institutional investors with exchange traded instruments for potentially implementing views on volatility and hedging risks. Investors can potentially employ strategies using combinations of these ETNs with other U.S. volatility instruments to create volatility selling strategies, as well as tail risk (black swan) strategies, in addition to expressing short term views on European volatility futures.
VelocityShares’ suite of 10 currency exchange traded notes are designed to enable sophisticated investors to express highly leveraged daily market views on the US Dollar relative to another currency. The return of each ETN is based on the performance of its respective underlying VelocityShares daily 4x currency pair Index. Each ETN is an unsecured debt obligation of Citigroup Global Markets Holdings Inc. and is guaranteed by Citigroup Inc.
VelocityShares’ suite of two rates ETPs includes exposure to the VelocityShares Long LIBOR Index and the VelocityShares Short LIBOR Index. The VelocityShares Rates-related ETPs provide investors with exchange traded instruments for potentially implementing views on a composite forward LIBOR rate.
All of the products discussed herein have certain risks. Investors should read the applicable prospectus and related supplements linked below, including the risk factors set forth therein, for additional information.