CBOE Risk Management Europe Conference Draws Near

CBOE’s Risk Management Conference (RMC)  Europe is returning to The Powerscourt Hotel, County Wicklow, Ireland.   It will be held from Wednesday September 3rd to Friday September 5th.  2014.   Participants in 2012 had glowing comments on the beauty of the world famous Powerscourt Hotel, the hospitality of the Irish and the proximity and ease of travel to Dublin, Ireland, only 25 K away.  This year’s conference has drawn tremendous interest.

CBOE RMC Europe 2014 DAY ONE Tentative Agenda

Wednesday, 3 September 2014
11:00am – 5:30pm   Conference Registration

12:30pm – 1:45pm  Primer on Options and Volatility Strategies
- How equity-related options and volatility strategies are used for hedging and for increasing returns by different types of investors
- Long, short and relative value volatility strategies
- Alternative methods to analyze historical and implied volatility characteristics
Colin Bennett, Managing Director, Head of Quantitative and Derivative Strategy, Banco Santander Central Hispano
Paul Stephens, Vice President, Institutional Business Development, CBOE

1:45pm – 2:00pm   Coffee break

2:00pm – 3:15pm    Directional Options Trading and Strategy – An Analysis of Managing a Directional Options Portfolio
- Pre-trade rich/cheap analysis; a look at implied volatility and skew
- Choosing the right options strategy
- Position management tactics – When to roll or adjust strikes
Bill Looney, Director, Institutional Business Development, CBOE
Oleg Lugovkin, Volatility Trader, Argentière Capital AG

3:15pm – 3:30pm   Session break

3:30pm – 4:45pm  US Options and Volatility Market Client Demographics
- Results of the Tabb Group’s research on European trading of US listed options
- A discussion of uses of products, how and why
Andy Nybo, Principal, Head of Derivatives, TABB Group
Steven M. Sears, Senior Editor and Columnist, Barron’s and Barrons.com
Leaf Wade, Head of US Derivatives Sales into Europe, UBS

4:30pm – 5:30pm   Registration continues

6:30pm – 8:30pm Opening Reception:  Cocktails and Dinner

Irish PubThe agenda, topics, speakers and registration form can be viewed at  http://www.cboermceurope.com/agenda
We’ll give you more information as the date draws closer.  We’re looking forward to seeing you there.
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Marty Kearney

Mr. Kearney began his long association with the CBOE when he became an independent Market Maker in early 1981. Mr. Kearney traded options full time on the trading floor until 1992 and periodically thereafter until 1996. In early 1992 he became a founding partner and Registered Options Principal of a brokerage firm based in…

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