As we turn to a New Year, we all look forward to certain things.  For me, near the top of that list is the spring edition of CBOE’s Risk Management Conference (CBOE RMC).  We now have three versions of RMC with the US version taking place in a warm weather venue each spring for the past 32 years.  The 33rd Annual CBOE RMC will be held in Dana Point, California at the Monarch Beach Resort from March 8th to March 10th.  Although historical information is never a guarantee of future results, I did check the historical average weather conditions for those three days and the indication is 70 degree weather and sunny skies.

The schedule is still coming together and CBOE plans to post the full lineup of speakers by January 25th.  As always the agenda will include a wide variety of practitioners who will share their insight with respect to the use of derivatives and volatility as a tradable asset.

Another date to keep in mind is February 15th which is the cutoff date to receive the special CBOE RMC hotel room rate.  This is not the first time CBOE RMC has been held at the Monarch Beach Resort, but according to one CBOE employee who is in the know, the place has recently been renovated which will result in a combination of an excellent venue, useful information, and of course perfect weather.

I consider myself fortunate in that attending the various CBOE RMC events is part of my job.  I always come away with several market related and risk management oriented topics to explore that keep me busy for weeks after the conference ends.  If you want to learn more about all three versions of CBOE RMC visit or feel free to shoot an email to [email protected]