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Implementation of Options-Based Strategies by Financial Advisors

January 17, 2018 | Los Angeles


How to Manage Downside Risk, Improve Risk Adjusted Returns, and Enhance Yields using Options-based Strategies.

Registration is now closed for this event.


Date: Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Time: 7:30 am – 12:30 pm
Where: JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. LIVE, 900 W Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015

This half-day event includes presentations from leading industry practitioners including Portfolio Managers, ‘40 Act Fund Providers, Cboe and an RIA Panel Roundtable Discussion moderated by the Options Industry Council (OIC).


7:30 am – 8:15 (45 min)

Registration and Breakfast

8:15 – 9:15 (60 min)

Ten Years After the Financial Crisis

David M. Blitzer, Managing Director and Chairman of the Index Committee, S&P Dow Jones Indices (S&P DJI)

9:15 – 9:30 (15 min)


9:30 – 10:00 (30 min)

Primer on Options Strategies and Options-Based Strategy Benchmarks

Paul Stephens, Vice President, Cboe

10:00 – 11:00 (60 min)

Panel: Asset Manager Perspectives on Options-Based Strategies

Moderator: Paul Stephens, Cboe

Jack Hansen, Chief Investment Officer, Parametric-Minneapolis Investment Center
Rajeev Sharan, Director, Risk & Analytics, Savos Investments
Stephen J. Solaka, Managing Partner, Belmont Capital Group
Mahsa Zeinali, Chief Operating Officer & Partner, Rosen Capital Advisors, LLC.

11:00 – 11:15 (15 min)


11:15 – 11:30 (15 min)

Research by Cerulli Associates, “How Financial Advisors Use and Think about Exchange-Listed Options”

Eric Cott, Director, OIC

11:30 – 12:15 (45 min)

Panel: RIAs and Exchange-Listed Options

Moderator: Philip J. Kosmala, Managing Director, Taiber Kosmala & Associates, LLC
Gregory J. Walters, Partner/Co-Chief Investment Officer, Corient Capital Partners

Panelists: TBD

12:15 – 1:15 (60 min)

Lunch and Roundtable Discussions with Speakers

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