33rd Annual CBOE Risk Management Conference U.S. 2017

CHICAGO, IL -- February 3, 2017 -- Chicago Board Options Exchange® (CBOE®) will host the 33rd annual CBOE Risk Management Conference (RMC) U.S. from Wednesday, March 8 through Friday, March 10, 2017, at the Monarch Beach Resort in Dana Point, California.               

Top traders, strategists, researchers and investors will attend CBOE RMC U.S. to discuss the latest products and strategies for managing risks, enhancing yields and lowering portfolio volatility. The conference features 16 sessions over three days, with presentations and discussions led by more than 30 highly regarded industry experts.

Keynote speakers at CBOE RMC U.S. include Edward O. Thorp, Math Professor, Inventor, Hedge Fund Manager and Best-Selling Author, and Benjamin Bowler, Global Head of Equity Derivatives Research, Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

Some of the topics to be discussed include:

  • "The Decision Cycle for Downside Risk and Income-Focused Strategies"
  • "Real Money: Institutional Liabilities and How Options Strategies Can Help"
  • "Position Sizing and Relation to Risk Management"
  • "Post-Central Bank Volatility: More Risk But More Alpha"
  • "Impact of Flows on Cash and Derivatives Markets: Myths and Realities"
  • "Options Out of This Country"
  • "The Growing Role of Predictive Analytics in Investing"
  • "Focus on VIX Options"
  • "Options and Volatility Based Solutions for Insurance Companies"

Registration and hotel information, a schedule of events and sessions, and a full roster of speakers are available at The website also features highlights from previous RMCs in the U.S., Europe and Asia. Discounts for qualified end-users and complimentary registration for financial journalists are available.

During the conference, the CBOE RMC website will feature live updates, including blogs from the sessions, and relevant conversations and photos posted on Twitter tagged #CBOERMC.

About the CBOE Risk Management Conference

The annual CBOE Risk Management Conference (RMC) is the premier financial industry conference designed for institutional users of equity derivatives and volatility products. Now in its 33rd year in the U.S., the conference also is held annually in Europe and Asia.

CBOE RMC is an educational forum dedicated to exploring the latest products and strategies for managing risk, enhancing yields and lowering portfolio volatility for institutional investors. CBOE RMC brings together top traders, investors, strategists and researchers, enabling participants to learn the state of the art in portfolio management from highly regarded industry experts.

CBOE RMC's agenda covers a variety of concepts, challenging attendees to think differently about how they manage positions, employ hedging techniques, utilize equity derivatives, and model and trade volatility. Topics ranging from basic derivatives applications to advanced trading concepts are current and relevant. Strategy discussions are overlaid with examples of actual trades and real-market applications. See for additional information.*

About CBOE

CBOE, the largest U.S. options exchange and creator of listed options, continues to set the bar for options and volatility trading through product innovation, trading technology and investor education. CBOE Holdings offers equity, index and ETP options, including proprietary products, such as options and futures on the CBOE Volatility Index (VIX Index) and S&P 500 options (SPX), the most active U.S. index option. Other products engineered by CBOE include equity options, security index options, Weeklys options, FLEX options, and benchmark products such as the CBOE S&P 500 BuyWrite Index (BXM). CBOE Holdings is home to the world-renowned Options Institute, Livevol options analytics and data tools, and, the go-to place for options and volatility trading resources.

Media Contacts:

Analyst Contact:

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*Agenda and speakers may be subject to change.

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