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Demystifying the Option Greeks

air Date:wednesday, may 12, 2021

Start Time:12:00 Pm eSt

Duration:60 minutes


This 60-minute webinar hosted by the Cboe Options Institute features industry expert Sheldon Natenberg, joined by Matt Moran. Together they demystify the options greeks by exploring the meaning and use of these important sensitivity measures for evaluating option values and managing risk.

Continuing education (CE) credit available – This webcast is accepted for one hour of CFP®, CIPM®, RMA®, CIMC®, CIMA®, or CPWA® CE Credit for webcast attendees. CFA Institute members may self-document their continuing professional development activities in their online CE tracker.

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Sheldon Natenberg

Author and Educator

Sheldon Natenberg began his trading career in 1982 as an independent market maker in equity options at the Chicago Board Options Exchange. From 1985 to 2000 he traded commodity options, also as an independent floor trader, at the Chicago Board of Trade. While continuing to trade, Mr. Natenberg has also become active as an educator. In this capacity he has conducted seminars for option traders at major exchanges and professional trading firms in the United States, Europe, and the Far East. From 2000 to 2015 Mr. Natenberg engaged in full-time management of education at Chicago Trading Company, a proprietary derivatives trading firm. Mr. Natenberg is the author of Option Volatility and Pricing: Advanced Trading Strategies and Techniques. The book addresses many of the special problems of the professional trader, with particular emphasis on the practical aspects of option evaluation and risk management. Mr. Natenberg holds a degree in mathematics from the University of Illinois at Champaign.

Alok Khuntia

Senior Director of Data and Derived Analytics

Cboe Global Markets

Alok manages the FT Options business within Cboe Information Solutions. FT Options was acquired by Cboe Global Markets in 2020 and provides best-in-class portfolio risk and market analytics solutions to sophisticated professional and institutional options market participants. Alok began his career as a trader on the floor the Chicago Board Options Exchange in 1997 as a Market Maker and off-floor trader. Since then he has developed and managed quantitative strategies in equity options and long-short equities and has been deeply involved in the design and development of risk management, trading technology and proprietary analytics related to equity options. Alok holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois in Urbana/Champaign.

Matt Moran

Head of Index Insights

Cboe Options Institute

Matt Moran is Head of Index Insights at Cboe Options Institute. In this role, Moran is focused on the exchange's educational efforts for pension funds, Registered Investment Advisors (RIAs), mutual funds, and other institutional investors. He has traveled to more than 100 cities worldwide to educate investors and deliver financial presentations. Prior to joining Cboe, Moran served as Trust Counsel at Harris Bank and Vice President at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. He is an associate editor of The Journal of Index Investing and has written articles for several financial publications, including The Journal of Trading and The Journal of Alternative Investments. Moran holds MBA and JD degrees from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.


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