Presentations and a panel discussion on the topic of - Accessing the Volatility Risk Premium with Cash-Secured Put Writing will occur on Tuesday March 22, 2016 from 5:00 PM to 6:45 PM at Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE), 400 So. La Salle St., (enter on Van Buren Street), Chicago, 60605


Issues to be discussed include –

  • Has there been a Volatility Risk Premium that can facilitate enhanced risk-adjusted returns for index options-selling strategies?
  • Do put-selling strategies have higher left tail risk?
  • How can investors access the cash-secured put-writing strategy?
  • What about topics such as transaction costs, transparency, liquidity, and capacity of the options markets?


  • Oleg Bondarenko, Professor of Finance at the University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Tripp Zimmerman, CFA, Associate Director of Research at WisdomTree Asset Management
  • Mark Sebastian, COO & Director of Education at Option Pit, LLC


  • Matt Moran, VP of Business Development at CBOE


The event will be hosted by CAIA Association, CBOE and PRMIA, and light refreshments will be served.

Fees are -- $10 in advance $15 on the day of the event (if seating is available)

Space is limited so please see the link below and register by March 21.


The panel members will present numerous charts. Here is a chart by Professor Oleg Bondarenko on the subject of superior risk-adjusted returns for the CBOE S&P 500 PutWrite Index (PUT) - 11