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  • Oct 12, 2020, 1:50 PM

    Volatility and the 2020 U.S. Election

    Volatility and the 2020 U.S. Election

    The 2020 U.S. presidential election is projected to be unlike any other in recent history, and the market is responding accordingly. Historically, expected volatility has climbed higher in the months leading up to Election Day, but in 2020, that expected volatility has been driven significantly higher than in election years past. Check back here for the latest insights on market reaction to the November 3 election from Cboe™ experts. Analysis from Inside Volatility Trading Insights from[...]

  • Sep 21, 2020, 5:15 PM

    MATCHNow Conditionals: How to Achieve Block Size Executions

    MATCHNow Conditionals: How to Achieve Block Size Executions

    The Canadian equity trading landscape has evolved over the past decade, leading to the rise of dark pools, inverted venues, minimum guaranteed fill facilities and asymmetrical speed bumps. Client demand and the difficulty in sourcing blocks within a fragmented marketplace led MATCHNow to launch Conditional Trading in January 2019. Firms up rates in the high 90% range coupled with the inherent cost savings of a midpoint block are proving to be valuable factors in reducing overall trading costs for[...]

  • Jul 31, 2020, 2:22 PM

    In Case You Missed It: July 2020

    In Case You Missed It: July 2020

    In July, we acquired pan-European clearinghouse EuroCCP, announced plans for Mini VIX futures, shared market insights and more. Follow us on Twitter for daily updates as we continue defining markets and check back here at the end of August for our next monthly update. Cboe Acquires EuroCCP Cboe started July strong, completing its acquisition of EuroCCP on July 1, and announcing plans to launch Cboe Europe Derivatives in 2021. The acquisition brings together two companies that have long championed[...]

  • Jul 10, 2020, 9:10 AM

    Getting to Know Henry Schwartz

    Getting to Know Henry Schwartz

    Cboe acquired Trade Alert, a real-time alerts and order flow analysis service provider, at the beginning of June. We talked with Trade Alert’s founder, Henry Schwartz, about founding Trade Alert, the need for real-time information and why he’s excited to join Cboe. Henry Schwartz’s career has come full circle. The founder of Trade Alert and now Cboe’s Senior Director, Head of Product Intelligence, found his love for the options industry on Cboe’s trading floor[...]

  • May 27, 2020, 5:37 PM

    Getting to Know Michael Izhaky, Cboe's Newest Leader by Acquisition

    Getting to Know Michael Izhaky, Cboe's Newest Leader by Acquisition

    At the beginning of February, Cboe acquired options and volatility analytics firm FT Options to further build out our Information Solutions offering. FT Options offers a suite of customizable, automated, integrated applications that provide research and analytics functionality across options, futures and light exotics for proprietary trading firms, hedge funds and separately managed accounts. We talked to the company's founder, Michael Izhaky, about his background, how he built FT Options[...]

  • May 14, 2020, 9:36 AM

    Getting to Know Jerry Hanweck, Cboe’s Newest Leader by Acquisition

    Getting to Know Jerry Hanweck, Cboe’s Newest Leader by Acquisition

    At the beginning of February, Cboe acquired real-time analytics firm Hanweck to further build out our Information Solutions offering. Hanweck delivers real-time, high performance risk management analytics for banks, broker-dealers, hedge funds, clearing houses and exchanges. Hanweck’s offering ranges in services, from real-time options analytics to risk-based portfolio margin calculations, and across asset classes and regions. We talked to the company’s founder Jerry Hanweck about his[...]

  • May 1, 2020, 3:49 PM

    In Case You Missed It: Monthly Highlights from Cboe

    In Case You Missed It: Monthly Highlights from Cboe

    Despite our “new normal,” April was a busy month at Cboe™, and we have plenty of updates and market innovations to share — starting with a new #CboeListed product and ending with some thought leadership from Ed Tilly. Follow us on Twitter for daily updates as we continue defining markets and check back here at the end of May for our next monthly update. The First Semi-Transparent ETFs List for Trading at Cboe On April 2, American Century Investments listed[...]

  • Apr 22, 2020, 11:13 AM

    Celebrate Earth Day with Sustainable Investing

    Celebrate Earth Day with Sustainable Investing

    The importance of ESG, or Environmental, Social and Governmental, initiatives has grown rapidly within the past few years – especially in the finance industry. As Ed Tilly, Chairman, President and CEO, wrote recently, everyone has a role to play in sustainability. At Cboe, we are guided by our commitment to being better global citizens as we regularly seek new ways to reduce our environmental impact and give back to our local communities. We know we are part of a worldwide effort by companies[...]

  • Apr 2, 2020, 5:20 PM

    Everything You Wanted to Ask About Cboe-Listed Semi-Transparent ETFs

    Everything You Wanted to Ask About Cboe-Listed Semi-Transparent ETFs

    The novel structure combines the liquidity and tax benefits of an ETF structure without revealing a fund’s underlying holdings. On April 2, 2020, American Century Investments listed two Semi-Transparent ETFs on Cboe. The innovative Cboe-listed ETFs are the first of their kind, revolutionizing investing and paving the way for a new category of ETFs. What’s the difference between an ETF and a mutual fund? It’s funny you should ask! Usually the best way to understand an ETF (or[...]

  • Mar 9, 2020, 5:44 PM

    Celebrating Women at Cboe

    Celebrating Women at Cboe

    A Fireside Chat with Members of Cboe’s Boards On Friday, March 6, Cboe offices around the world celebrated International Women’s Day during a fireside chat with members of Cboe’s boards of directors: Rebecca Fuller, Janet Froetscher and Jill Sommers.  Women comprise 28 percent of Cboe Global Markets Board of Directors, outweighing the U.S. average of 19.2 percent. We’re proud to have strong female representation on our board and it was an honor to hear from a few of[...]

  • Feb 28, 2020, 12:13 PM

    Our People: Cboe’s Diversity and Equality Champions

    Our People: Cboe’s Diversity and Equality Champions

    In honor of Black History Month, we’re showcasing leaders who are helping the next generation find their way and integrating diversity into their work and lives. With more than a year of Cboe-HR experience under her belt, Nyree Bryant has a strong sense of Cboe’s associate population, where it’s thriving and where it needs some help. “Honestly, we have great workplace diversity,” says Nyree, Talent Recruiting Manger. “We have associates from all over the world,[...]

  • Feb 5, 2020, 4:58 PM

    Meet the 2020 Cboe Risk Management Conference U.S. Keynote Speakers

    Meet the 2020 Cboe Risk Management Conference U.S. Keynote Speakers

    This year’s stellar lineup of Cboe RMC speakers is led by two dynamic keynotes, John Coates and Annie Duke. Decision-making experts, authors and academics, Coates and Annie have no shortage of insights to share. Learn more about them below. John Coates | Derivatives Trader Turned Behavioral Neuroscientist John Coates’ early career including trading derivatives for Goldman Sachs and running a trade desk for Deutsche Bank. As a trader, Coates watched fellow traders make countless decisions[...]

  • Jan 10, 2020, 1:37 PM

    The First Week of 2020: How U.S. Markets Started the New Year

    The First Week of 2020: How U.S. Markets Started the New Year

    The 2010s experienced the longest U.S. bull market ever and was also the first 10-year stretch in nearly 170 years that didn’t experience a U.S. recession. U.S. stocks closed out 2019 with a 190 percent gain, and according to The New York Times, in 2019, you “couldn’t lose money in the market if you tried.” So, how did the first week of 2020 fare in comparison? Are we heading for another historic year or is there change in the air? Here are the big market-moving headlines[...]

  • Jan 2, 2020, 9:37 AM

    Defining the Decade: Ten Years of Growth

    Defining the Decade: Ten Years of Growth

    While the managing editor of the Farmers' Almanac states that the new decade actually starts in 2021, we were feeling nostalgic as we say goodbye to our teenage years and head into 2020. Sure, we've got one more year to go, but we wanted to share some interesting trends we found over the past 10 years. Marked by unprecedented growth, the 2010s experienced the longest U.S. bull market in history and was the first 10-year span in at least 170 years that did not experience a recession in the U.S. As[...]

  • Nov 22, 2019, 11:09 AM

    Carol Kennedy and Arianne Criqui Recognized for Excellence in their Fields

    Carol Kennedy and Arianne Criqui Recognized for Excellence in their Fields

    Carol Kennedy, Chief Marketing and Communications Officer, and Arianne Criqui, Global Head of Derivatives and Global Client Services, were honored at the 5th Annual Markets Media Awards: Women in Finance for excellence in their fields. The awards recognize the most talented and accomplished women in the finance industry. Carol and Arianne were nominated because of their dedication, passion and persistence. They are extraordinary at what they do and exemplify what it means to be a leader. Learn more[...]