Institutional Investors

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Access product information, conference notices, portfolio management tools, and educational materials designed specifically for the Institutional Investor. Learn more about institutional safeguards, margin requirements, and portfolio management strategies.

Cboe Eurekahedge Volatility Indexes

Cboe launched four new benchmark indexes in collaboration with Eurekahedge, a Singapore-based hedge fund research and data collection company, that measure the performance of hedge funds that employ volatility-based investment strategies.

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.

Portfolio Management Strategies

View descriptions of the following strategies:

  • 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


Insurance Companies

This area contains tools and resources of special interest to the Insurance industry.

Dispersion Utility

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


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


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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 that highlight portfolio management strategies and focus on the important role exchange-traded options play in safeguarding your business edge.