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  • 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[...]

  • Oct 9, 2019, 2:51 PM

    Cboe RMC Europe Insights: 2019 Munich Interviews

    Cboe RMC Europe Insights: 2019 Munich Interviews

    Our speakers and panelists at the 2019 Cboe Risk Management Conference Europe had plenty of knowledge and insights to share in Munich. Topics ranged from options-based strategies to all things volatility and risk management. Watch the videos below for insights from RMC Europe 2019.   Get the scoop on day one, day two and day three. Still eager to learn more from our RMC experts? Check out interviews from Cboe RMC U.S. Resources VIX products S&P 500 Index Options Strategy Benchmark[...]

  • Sep 26, 2019, 3:35 PM

    Ed Tilly: All Exchanges Have a Role to Play in Sustainability

    Ed Tilly: All Exchanges Have a Role to Play in Sustainability

    Ed Tilly speaks at the Sustainable Stock Exchanges Initiative 10 Year Anniversary Event. When we talk about how we define markets at Cboe, we’re not just talking about our innovative products or insightful benchmarks. We’re also talking about how we conduct ourselves and our business. How we strive to be a role model, not just in world class technology, customer service and leadership, but also in how we evolve and take thoughtful steps toward the future. As an observer of the Sustainable[...]

  • Sep 12, 2019, 4:57 PM

    How to Leverage Social Media to Your Advantage

    How to Leverage Social Media to Your Advantage

    As presidential candidates prepare to take the debate stage again tonight, we’re almost certain social media will be a buzz with “hot takes,” praise, criticism and conversation.  We’ve seen how the president’s Tweets can impact our markets, but he’s not the only influential person using Twitter. Cboe realized the influence social media can have on our world and launched a social media-based strategy benchmark indexes to track it in 2016—a pivotal year[...]

  • Sep 12, 2019, 9:49 AM

    That's a Wrap! Cboe RMC Europe Day 3 in Photos

    That's a Wrap! Cboe RMC Europe Day 3 in Photos

    The final day of Cboe RMC Europe started with a presentation from Hitendra Varsani, executive director of index research at MSCI, about the globalization of portfolio allocations. Varsani discussed the decline of size and home bias, as well as the rise of multi-currency futures to help mitigate currency risk. He also focused on the increase in trading of Cboe MSCI Emerging Markets Index options and the new emerging market and EAFE buywrite and putwrite benchmark indexes. The presentations that followed[...]