Standard & Poor's to introduce Vix volatility to Canadian investors

Index provider Standard and Poor’s (S&P) is to launch a volatility index in Canada following the success of the S&P 500 Vix futures indexes in the US, which form the basis of $3 billion of exchange-traded notes (ETNs).

The S&P/TSX 60 Vix Index is being created in partnership with TMX Group, which operates the Toronto Stock Exchange and the Montreal Stock Exchange. The two exchanges are working on listing futures on the TSX 60 Vix and then S&P will create an investable index using the futures.

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