Matt Moran

Matt Moran

Matt Moran is vice president of business development for Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE), where he communicates with pension funds, mutual funds, and financial advisors. He has delivered more than 200 presentations worldwide on the topics of managing volatility and adding income with option-writing strategies. Previously, he served trust counsel at Harris Bank and vice president at Chicago Mercantile Exchange. He is an associate editor of two Institutional Investor publications — The Journal of Trading and The Journal of Index Investing. Mr. Moran holds JD and MBA degrees from the University of Illinois.

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PUT Index Hits All-time Daily Closing High, with Less Volatility Than “Traditional” Indexes

On Thursday, May 14, the CBOE S&P 500 PutWrite Index (PUTSM) closed at 1503.46, its highest all-time daily close.  PUT is an award-winning benchmark index that measures the performance of a hypothetical portfolio that sells S&P 500® Index (SPX) put options against collateralized cash reserves held in a money market account.  The daily historical data […]

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$3.7 Trillion in A.U.M. Tracks EAFE and E.M. Indexes, as First-ever Index Options Launch

On Tuesday April 21 CBOE launched its first-ever trading in cash-settled options on two MSCI indexes – the MSCI Emerging Markets Index (MXEF) and the MSCI EAFE Index (MXEA). Options on the MSCI Emerging Markets Index and the MSCI EAFE Index are designed to enable investors to efficiently hedge and manage their non-U.S. equity portfolio […]

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Discussion of Risk Premia and Volatility Selling Strategies

Can volatility-selling strategies deliver superior risk-adjusted returns over the long term, particularly in light of the fact that index options generally have been richly priced? On Friday at the CBOE Risk Management Conference (RMC), presentations on Risk Premia and Volatility Selling Strategies were delivered by Donald Pierce, CFA, Chief Investment Officer, San Bernardino County Employees’ […]

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Presentations on Interest Rate Volatility and the VXTYN Index

The topic of volatility of interest rates and bonds has the potential to be of huge concern and importance to many individual and institutional investors in the next few years. On Thursday at the 31st CBOE Annual Risk Management Conference in Carlsbad, presentations on Interest Rate Volatility were delivered by – Yoshiki Obayashi, Managing Director, […]

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Options-Based Funds Had Lower Standard Deviation Over the Past 15 Years

On Wednesday at the 31st Annual CBOE Risk Management Conference, a joint presentation on a new study was delivered by Keith Black, Ph.D., CAIA, CFA, Managing Director, Curriculum and Exams, Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) Association.  (Edward Szado, Assistant Professor of Finance, Providence College was scheduled to be on the panel with Dr. Black, but […]

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Panel on The Evolution of Options Strategies on the Buy-Side Trading Desk

On Wednesday at the CBOE Risk Management Conference, a panel discussed The Evolution of Options Strategies on the Buy-Side Trading Desk. Participants in the discussion were — Moderator: Andy Nybo, Principal, Head of Derivatives, TABB Group Andrew Claeys, CFA, Director of Trading, Analytic Investors Ken Kwalik, Portfolio Manager, Investment Management Division, Goldman Sachs Mahsa Zeinali, […]