Panel to Discuss "Behavioral Finance, Options and Volatility" in Chicago on January 27

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The topic of behavioral finance explores topics such as how a study of investors' psychology and emotions can help explain many stock market anomalies, market bubbles, and crashes.

A panel of four financial experts will meet from 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, January 27, at the Chicago Board Options Exchange, 400 South LaSalle Street, Chicago, to discuss the topic "Behavioral Finance, Options and Volatility." The topic of behavioral finance explores topics such as how a study of investors' psychology and emotions can help explain many stock market anomalies, market bubbles, and crashes. Investors now are exploring ways in which volatility products can be used to boost risk-adjusted returns.

The panelists for the meeting will be: (1) Professor Allen Poteshman, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign on "Options Trading and Stock Price Movements;" (2) Mr. Scott Nations, Fortress Trading, on "Behavioral Skew and Equity Options Volatility;" (3) Professor Keith Black, Stuart School of Business at the Illinois Institute of Technology, on "How the VIX Ate My Kurtosis;" and (4) Miss Diane Garnick, Institutional Investor All Star, on "One Hundred Years of Volatility."

This will be the 23rd meeting of Chicago QWAFAFEW (Quantitative Work Alliance for Applied Finance, Education & Wisdom) http://www.qwafafew.org. Steering committee members of Chicago QWAFAFEW include Mr. Sanjay Arya, Morningstar, http://www.morningstar.com; Mr. David Barone, Turning Point Securities; Mr. Adam Cohen, Zacks Investment Research, Inc. http://www.zackspro.com; Dr. Barry Feldman, Prism Analytics, http://www.prismanalytics.com; Dr. Peter Jankovskis, OakBrook Investments, http://www.oakbrookinvest.com; Mr. Matthew Moran, Chicago Board Options Exchange, http://www.cboe.com; Mr. Ranga Nathan, InvestMatrix Inc.; Mr. David O'Brochta, UBS, http://www.ubs.com; Mr. Richard Seefeldt, BRI Partners LLC, and Ms. Hilary Till, Premia Capital Management, LLC, http://www.premiacap.com.

Admission is $10 with snacks and drinks provided. Please RSVP at http://www.qwafafew.org/chicago
by Monday, January 24th.

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