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Taming Tail Risk - Uses of VIX® Futures and Options

air Date:wednesday, september 16, 2020

Start Time:12:00 pm ET

Duration:60 minutes


You are invited to join a live 60-minute webinar hosted by Cboe Options Institute as we examine the topic of Taming Tail Risk, and New Research on Many Uses of VIX® Futures and Options.

Earlier this year the daily closing values of the VIX Index rose from 12.10 on Jan. 17, to an all-time high of 82.69 on March 16, a two-month rise of more than 580%. The webinar will shed light on many of the ways in which VIX futures and options and other financial instruments can harness the power of significant moves in volatility.

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.

This webcast is for financial professionals only and is closed to the general public.

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Joanne M. Hill, Ph.D.

Chief Adviser for Research and Strategy

Cboe Vest Financial LLC

Dr. Hill has over 25 years of experience in research and strategy with an emphasis on indexes, options and quantitative investments. Prior to joining CBOE Vest, Dr. Hill worked with ProShares for 8 years, as Head of Institutional Investment Strategy, focusing on ETF research and education, and spent 17 years at Goldman Sachs, where she was a Managing Director leading global equity index and derivatives research and advising institutional investors on strategies using index and risk management tools. A recognized leader in the financial industry, Dr. Hill is a recipient of the William F. Sharpe Indexing Lifetime Achievement Award and has published extensively on quantitative investment topics, index products, and derivatives. Dr. Hill is a co- author of A Comprehensive Guide to Exchange-Traded Funds (ETFs) published by the CFA Institute Research Foundation. She heads the research committee for the 'Q' Group and the CFA Institute Research Foundation where she is also a board member. She also serves on the editorial board of the Financial Analysts Journal, Journal of Alternative Investments, and Journal of Index Investing. Money Management Executive named Dr. Hill one of the ten inaugural recipients of the Top Women in Asset Management Awards. She was a Founding Member and Co-President of Women in ETFs and currently serves on their board. She is a member of the Investment Committee of the Montgomery County Public School Defined Benefit and Defined Contribution pension plans. Prior to her career on Wall Street, Dr. Hill was on the faculty of the University of Massachusetts (Amherst) and she has a Ph.D. in Finance from Syracuse University.

Berlinda Lu, CFA

Director, Global Research & Design

S&P Dow Jones Indices (S&P DJI)

Berlinda is responsible for quantitative research & design covering volatility, commodity, and other derivative-based indices and strategies. She joined Standard & Poor's in December 2007. Prior to S&P DJI, she was an equity derivatives strategist at both Bear Stearns, London, and Credit Suisse, New York, where she joined as a business analyst. Belinda is a CFA charterholder. She holds a bachelor’s degree in international business management from Wuhan University of China and a master’s degree in information system management from Carnegie Mellon University, in addition to her master’s degree in computational finance from Carnegie Mellon.

Matt Moran

Head of Index Insights

Cboe Options Institute

Matt 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, Matt 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. Matt holds MBA and JD degrees from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Alex Reed

Risk Specialist and Portfolio Manager

University of Chicago, Office of Investments

Alex joined the Office of Investments in 2017 as a Risk Specialist. In his role, he supports the market and liquidity risk management functions of the endowment. In addition, he evaluates managers for the endowment’s volatility and protection strategies. From 2013 to 2017, he was a partner at Copia Capital where he led their quantitative equity and risk efforts. Previously, he was a quantitative analyst at 2100 Capital Group in their managed futures group. Alex holds an MBA in Analytic Finance from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, where he received the Outstanding Academic Award for highest GPA in his graduating class. He earned his BA in Economics from the University of Chicago. He is a CFA Charterholder and a Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst.


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