Simplify bursts into equity index options lead

Counterparty Radar: US mutual funds added exposure to sector in Q3

New York Stock Exchange

Simplify Asset Management added $39.1 billion of equity index options notional to its books in the third quarter of 2022, becoming the most active US mutual fund and exchange-traded fund (ETF) manager in the space. The increase skewed heavily towards puts, growing the firm’s book seventy-one-fold.

US funds expanded their equity index options positions by $42.9 billion in Q3, pushing the market to $159 billion, the highest in the 11 quarters of data for mutual funds and ETFs starting Q1 2020

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