2014 Agenda

30th Annual Risk Management Conference™ Agenda

Monday, March 17, 2014

11:00 – 5:30

Conference Registration

12:30 – 1:45















Historical Performance of Options-Related Strategies

- An analysis of benchmark indexes for covered call, cash-secured short put and collar strategies

- Sources of enhanced risk-adjusted returns

- Comparing options-based strategies to stocks, bonds, and alternatives

Doug Kramer,Chief Executive Officer, Horizon Kinetics

Matt Moran,Vice President, CBOE


Theodore Samulowitz, Vice President - Portfolio Manager, Invesco PowerShares

Karl A. Schneider,CAIA, Vice President, State Street Global Advisors


Kramer, Moran, Samulowitz & Schneider Presentation


1:45 – 2:00

Coffee Break

2:00 – 3:15

Directional Options Trading and Strategy - An Analysis of Managing a Directional Options Portfolio

-Pre-trade rich/cheap analysis; a look at implied volatility and skew

- Time horizon analysis; understanding time value related to overwriting

- Position management tactics; when to roll or adjust strikes

- Choosing the right options strategy



Jim Bittman
, Senior Staff Instructor, CBOE Options Institute

Bill Looney, Director, Institutional Business Development, CBOE

Euan Sinclair, Trader, Bluefin Trading


Bittman, Looney & Sinclair Presentation


3:15 – 3:30

Session break

3:30 – 4:45

Pension, Foundation and Endowment Use of Options

- Changes in sponsor operating policies and procedures needed to put options-based investment ideas into practice

- Benefits and challenges involved with getting options-related investment programs included as part of a plan's asset allocation process

- What option based strategies are being employed?

- How does one get these "complex" programs approved by committees and supported by consultants?

- What are the lessons learned from using option based programs and where are the opportunities today?

Ryan A. Bailey, CFA, FRM, CAIA, CMT, Former Investment Officer and Interim CIO, Meadows Foundation

Ryan A Bailey Presentation


Tro M. Hallajian, Managing Director, Parametric Risk Advisors

Colin Bebee, Vice President, Pension Consulting Alliance


Colin Bebee Presentation

4:30 – 5:30

Registration continues

6:30 – 8:30

Opening Reception: cocktails and dinner




Tuesday, March 18, 2014

8:00 – 9:00

Buffet Breakfast and Conference Registration

9:00 – 9:15



Edward Tilly, Chief Executive Officer, CBOE Holdings, Inc.
Welcome and CBOE update

9:15- 10:15

Keynote Speaker: Marvin Zonis, Professor Emeritus, Booth School of Business, University of Chicago

--New Insights Into Geopolitical Risk; Examining Geopolitical Risk Hot Spots and the Implications for Trading Strategies and Risk Management


Marvin Zonis Presentation

10:15 - 10:45

Coffee break

10:45 – 11:45

Maneesh Deshpande, Managing Director and Head of Americas Equity Derivatives Strategy, Barclays

--The Shifting Landscape of Volatility Products: Who is Doing What and Why, and What Should You Do About It?

11:45 – 1:00

Lunch and networking

1:00 – 2:00

Panel on Volatility as an Asset Class

What options- and volatility-related strategies are institutional investors employing and why?

Moderator: Jonathan Havice, Principal & Chief Investment Officer, Jeffrey Slocum & Associates, Inc.

Donald Dale,Managing Partner, Derivaguard Advisors LLC


Tarik H. Dalton, Investment Manager, Department of State Treasurer of North Carolina

Dennis Davitt, Managing Principal, Chief Investment Officer, Harvest Volatility Advisor

Kevin Duggan, Vice President of Equity Products, Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan

2:00 – 2:15

Session break



TRACK A

TRACK B

2:15 – 3:30

Mutual Fund Use of Options

- Research quantifying options usage patterns of US mutual funds funds and comparing performance relative to peers in terms of returns, volatility and AUM growth

- How funds are managed to reduce risk and create alpha with index, ETP and single stock options

- Growth potential of options-based funds

John Marshall, Equity Derivatives, Convertibles, & Cross-asset Research, Goldman Sachs

Eric Metz, Portfolio Manager, RiverNorth Capital

Eric Metz Presentation


Listed Derivative Product Design and Trading

- A detailed description of the VIX settlement process

- Weekly futures and options on short term VIX, ticker VXST

- Volatility of non-equity asset classes including interest rate volatility

- Managing volatility trades

Dominic Salvino, VIX Specialist, Group One, LLC

William Speth, Vice President, Research and Product Development, CBOE

Salvino & Speth Presentation


3:30 -3:45

Session break

3:45 – 5:00

Asset Allocation Rebalancing Using Options

- Results from an empirical study on the use of SPX options to implement allocation shifts with market moves

- A case study on how dynamic rebalancing has been accomplished in practice


Dr. Christoph Gort, Partner, SIGLO Capital Advisors

Dr. Christoph Gort Presentation


Pav Sethi, Chief Investment Officer, CEO, Gladius Investment Group

Pavi Sethi Presentation




Trading Volatility Across Asset Classes

- Volatility of non-equity asset classes

- Relative value trading ideas

- Sizing hedges for macro portfolios

- In practice: examples and implementation


Puneet Kohli, Portfolio Manager, Derivatives & Fixed Income, Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan

Puneet Kohli Presentation


James Hosker, Director, Engineering and Strategy, Americas, Sociιtι Gιnιrale

James Hosker Presentation




Wednesday, March 19, 2014

7:15 – 8:00

Buffet Breakfast

8:00 – 9:00

Keynote Speaker: Carl R. Tannenbaum, Senior Vice President, Chief Economist, Northern Trust

Turning the Corner: A New Phase for Growth and for the Federal Reserve

Carl R Tannenbaum Presentation


9:00 – 9:15

Session break



TRACK A

TRACK B

9:15 – 10:30

Design and Management of Low Volatility Products by Insurance Companies

- New product designs including volatility control products, low volatility by stock selection and VIX-linked structures

- Managing risk of low volatility products

- Special considerations for insurance companies

- Hedging challenges presented by exotic optionality within Fixed Indexed Annuities

Alan Grissom, Global Head of Insurance, S&P Dow Jones Indices

Alan Grissom Presentation


Chris Quallan, Vice President, Derivative Trading, 40/86 Advisors

Chris Quallan Presentation


Barry S. Seeman, Global Head of Derivatives Structuring, AEGON

Barry S Seeman Presentation


Volatility of Volatility

- An analysis of volatility of volatility surfaces, including the VIX of VIX index, ticker VVIX

- Historical observations and interpretations

- Trading and hedging applications



John-Mark Piampiano, Portfolio Manager, Global Volatility, Pine River Capital Management

John-Mark Piampiano Presentation


Edward K. Tom, Head, Equity Derivatives Strategy, Credit Suisse



10:30 – 11:00

Coffee break

11:00 – 12:15

The Volatility Surface: Skew and Term-Structure

- Option Pricing Theory vs. the Real World

- Modeling Skew and Term Structure

- The Dynamics of the Volatility Surface

- How the Volatility Surface Impacts Strategy Selection and Risk Measurement

Trevor Mottl, Head of Macro and Derivatives Strategy, Susquehanna Investment Group

Trevor Mottl Presentation


Sheldon Natenberg, Co-Director of Education, Chicago Trading Company, LLC

Sheldon Natenberg Presentation


Alternative Products for Locking in Volatility Targets

- The spectrum of volatility products including variance swaps, VIX and fixed strike options

- Replication of exposures and optimal hedging techniques

- Design of TIXX futures that are based on realized variability
- Pricing theory and trading applications

Bruno Dupire, Head of Quantitative Research, Bloomberg

Bruno Dupire Presentation


Thong Wei Koh, Trader, CSS LLC and Co-Founder, Kinetic Laboratory

Thong Wei Koh Presentation


12:15

End of Conference sessions

1:00

Golf Tournament: Raptor Bay, shotgun start

7:00 – 9:00

Buffet dinner and networking