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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CBOE at Public Funds Summit This Week

CBOE is working the 3-day Opal Public Funds Summit East in Rhode Island this week. About 250 financial professionals, including four state treasurers and dozens of trustees of public pension funds, have been in attendance.  At the CBOE exhibit table, available educational literature includes fact sheets on CBOE benchmark indexes, on CBOE volatility indexes (including [...]

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PUT Index Rose 1510% (with Lower Volatility) Over 28 Years

A 2013 paper by BlackRock on “VIX Your Portfolio – Selling Volatility to Improve Performance” noted that – “A strategy that systematically sells volatility on a diversified equity index should capture a positive risk premium over long horizons because it is similar to selling insurance,” and the paper highlighted three volatility-selling strategies – 1.   Selling [...]

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New S&P 500 End-of-Month Options to Launch in July

On July 7 CBOE plans to add new S&P 500® End-of-Month Options to its SPX options product line in response to requests from asset managers who want to more precisely match SPX option expirations to end-of-month fund cycles and fund performance periods. CBOE Holdings CEO Edward T. Tilly noted “End-of-Month options represent another dimension to [...]

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Nine CBOE Indexes Hit Record Daily Closing Highs on May 27

Here are the all-time record high daily closing values for nine CBOE benchmark indexes on Tuesday, May 27th – 266.31             BXD – CBOE DJIA BuyWrite Index 1075.21           BXM – CBOE S&P 500 BuyWrite Index 1491.8             BXY – CBOE S&P 500 2% OTM BuyWrite 632.58             CLL – CBOE S&P 500 95-110 Collar Index 168.24             LOVOL – [...]