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Defining Investment Outcomes with Options Strategies

original air Date:Thursday, june 24, 2021 

Start Time:on demand

Duration:60 minutes


Amid highly valued equity markets, ultra-low bond yields and the prospect of more than transitory inflation driving higher volatility and uncertainty, investors are bracing for lower long-term returns. Cboe’s Laura Morrison hosts Jon Najarian, world-class options trader and educator, Bruce Bond, ETF icon, and Graham Day, Innovator’s VP of Research, for a discussion on the outlook for the remainder of 2021, including the post-pandemic market environment, retail investing, and options strategies and products to enhance returns while protecting against the downside.

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Laura Morrison

Senior Vice President, Global Head of Listings

Cboe Global Markets, Inc.

Laura V. Morrison is Senior Vice President, Global Head of Listings at Cboe Global Markets, Inc. (Cboe). In her role, Morrison oversees the company’s listings business, developing strategy for new launches and transfers as well as overseeing the market quality incentive programs in the U.S. and Europe. An exchange industry veteran, Morrison joined Cboe from the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) where she spent 20 years in leadership roles, most recently serving as Senior Vice President, Global Index and Exchange Traded Products, leading the team which managed ETF listings and trading, as well as the NYSE index business. Morrison played a leading role in bringing new and innovative ETF products to market while launching key market quality programs and growing the NYSE’s ETF issuer base to record numbers. Previously at NYSE, Morrison held senior-level positions as Managing Director, Member Firm Sales, and Managing Director, NYSE Global Listings Group. She also worked at a NYSE specialist unit, CMJ Partners L.P., after beginning her career at Barnett Bank in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. In 2018, Cboe Global Markets earned the Best North American Exchange for Listings ETFs by ETF Express under Morrison’s leadership. In 2017, she was awarded the Fund Marketer of the Year at the Mutual Fund Awards recognized for her efforts to help ETF providers compete with more established offerings. She also served on the founding board of Women in ETFs from 2015 to 2017 and remains instrumental in the growth of the organization. Morrison serves as a board member for the Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC) Foundation Board and the ICI ETF Advisory Committee. She is also a member of the Standard & Poor’s Index Committee. Morrison received a Bachelor of Science degree in finance with a minor in marketing from Western Michigan University. She holds a Series 7 license.

Jon Najarian


Market Rebellion

Jon ‘DRJ’ Najarian was linebacker for the Chicago Bears before he turned to another kind of contact sport – trading on the Chicago Board Options Exchange. He became a member of the CBOE, NYSE, CME and CBOT and worked as a floor trader for some 25 years. In 1990 he founded Mercury Trading, a market-making firm at the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE), which he sold in 2004 to Citadel, one of the world’s largest hedge funds. In 2005 Jon co-founded optionMONSTER and tradeMONSTER. He partnered with private equity firm General Atlantic Partners in 2014 and they sold the firm to E*Trade for $750 million in September of 2016. Today, he is a professional investor, money manager and media analyst. Jon has earned a reputation in the industry as an options trading expert and pioneer. He developed and patented trading applications and algorithms used to identify unusual activity in stock, options, and futures markets. optionMONSTER, the options news and education site he co-founded, was described by Securities Industry News as “content king of the options business.” For years, tradeMONSTER was consistently rated “Best for Options Traders” by Barron’s and was the first online broker to deploy streaming, desktop-like trading in a web browser. Jon can be seen weekly on CNBC, where he is cast member of the “Halftime Report” and “Fast Money” shows. Jon and Pete invest in and work with start-ups via Rebellion Partners, a venture consulting firm they launched in 2015. In 2016 Jon and Pete co-founded Market Rebellion, a company focused on educating the individual investor.

Bruce Bond

CEO & Co-Founder

Innovator Capital Management

Bruce is co-founder and CEO of Innovator Capital Management. Having cofounded PowerShares Capital Management in 2003, he is recognized as one of the pioneers of the ETF industry. His leadership, creativity and entrepreneurial vision challenged the conventional thinking about ETFs and blazed a trail that made way for the massive growth of what is known today as smart or strategic beta. In addition to being recognized for best-in- class products, Bruce has been named the ETF industry’s most influential person on multiple occasions. He is a thought leader and has been quoted in financial publications around the globe.

Graham Day

Vice President of Product & Research

Innovator Capital Management

Graham joined Innovator Capital Management in 2017 and is vice president of product & research, responsible for product development, capital markets and research efforts. Prior to joining Innovator, Graham was SVP - head of product & research at Elkhorn Investments and a Senior Strategist at Invesco PowerShares. He has been quoted in,, FA magazine, FOX Business and Graham is a CFA charter holder, a member of the CFA Society of Chicago and holds a bachelor’s degree from Wheaton College.


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