Institutional Investors

Institutional Safeguards and Key Features

Provides an overview of key features of CBOE options and CFE futures, including the fact that clearance of transactions is guaranteed by the Options Clearing Corporation.

Margin & Escrow Receipts

This area contains information on margin requirements and escrow receipts. Also included is information on a new customer portfolio margin program for index options and a margin calculator.

White Papers

Educational white papers with overviews of strategies and regulatory considerations are available for Mutual Funds, Corporations, Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs) and Keogh Plans, ERISA Pension Funds, Hedge Funds, and High-net-worth Investors.

Single Stock Futures

The Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) has teamed up with the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, Inc. (CME) and the Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) to create OneChicago, LLC, an all-electronic exchange for trading single-stock futures.

Portfolio Management Strategies

View descriptions of the following strategies:

  • Protective Put Options
  • Long Call Options
  • Protective Collar With Minimum Net Premium Costs
  • Options Basics - How Options Work
  • Profit-and Loss Diagrams

3rd Party Research

This portion of the site is intended for research papers and market commentaries of interest to institutional options investors provided by various parties:

  • Miller Tabak
  • Macro Risk Advisors
  • Meridian Equity Partners
  • Callan Associates
  • Ennis Knupp & Associates
  • Fund Evaluation Group
  • Ibbotson Associates
  • Lehman Brothers
  • Santander Global
  • SG Americas Securities
  • Standard & Poor's
  • and more

FLEX Options/CFLEX

Exercise your flexibility to customize your call and put options with FLEX (FLexible Exchange®) Options.

Dispersion Utility

Determine the best time to engage in a dispersion strategy with this utility that uses current and historical measures on stock indices.

Testimonials

Learn about the benefits of options from interviews with recognized industry leaders.

Bibliography

Browse through a list of resources for the information found on this site.

Risk Management Conference

The Risk Management Conference is the leading educational forum for users of equity derivatives to discuss new policies, strategies and tactics to manage risk exposure and enhance yields. The conference provides an ideal setting for users and prospective users of exchange-traded derivatives to network with their peers, exchange ideas and learn the latest information about new products and risk management strategies.

Penny Pilot Program

CBOE has a Penny Pilot Program to quote and trade certain option classes in penny increments.

Institutional Education

Industry experts share their specialized knowledge of the options market in live, one or two day seminars and educational webcasts that highlight portfolio management strategies and focus on the important role exchange-traded options play in safeguarding your business edge.

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