Tuesday, May 9, 2017

2:00pm – 6:00pm


Wednesday, May 10, 2017

8:00am – 6:00pm


8:30am – 12:30pm

Committee Meetings

8:30am – 10:30am

OIC Roundtable Meeting

10:30am – 12:00pm

STA Listed Options Committee Meeting

1:00pm – 1:15pm

Opening Remarks

1:15pm – 2:00pm

Perspective from Capitol Hill
OCC Executive Chairman and CEO Craig Donohue speaks with Congressman Tom Reed (R-NY 23rd District) about the outlook for Congressional action in 2017 and the most significant items on the Hill’s agenda.

2:00pm – 2:45pm

Washington Outlook Panel
Exchange and clearinghouse Washington representatives discuss current legislative and regulatory dynamics and proposals impacting the listed options industry.

Moderator: Julie Bauer, OCC
Lita Frazier-Brannan, CBOE
Hope Jarkowski, ICE
Jeff Strunk, Forbes Tate


2:45pm – 3:30pm

Options on ETFs Panel
ETFs represent over $2.65 trillion in AUM.  Options on ETFs comprise ~42% of the exchange listed options volume.  7 of the Top 10 listed options symbols are on ETFs.  Options experts from 3 ETF issuers will share their insights on further improving the ETF option industry ecosystem, how they drive investor demand for options on ETFs, and how option market makers have improved their ability to quote options on ETFs by pricing the ETF basket in real time.


Moderator: Douglas Yones, NYSE
Parag Shah, BlackRock
Dave LaValle, State Street Global Advisors
Steven Oh, Van Eck

3:30pm – 3:45pm

Snack Break 
Arizona Ballroom Foyer

3:45pm – 4:30pm

Impact of Millennials on the Options Industry
A recent survey revealed that 62% of Millennials said they have investment accounts but just 9% of Millennials said they consider themselves investors. Industry experts will share their experiences in reaching, educating and working with this critically important demographic.


Moderator: Ian Rosen, StockTwits
Tony Zhang, OptionsPlay
Kristi Ross, tastytrade
Mary Ryan, TD Ameritrade

4:30pm – 5:00pm

Exchange Updates

Patty Schuler, BOX Options Exchange
William Looney, CBOE
Joe Bracco, MIAX Options
Tanya Patwa, Nasdaq
Mark Krommenhoek, NYSE

5:00pm – 5:30pm

Fireside Chat 

Frank Tirado, OIC
Amy Lawson, OCC
Jim Toes, Security Traders Association
Paul Jiganti, SIFMA Options Committee

5:30pm – 6:30pm

Attendee Lounge Grand Opening Reception

6:30pm – 9:45pm

Welcome Dinner – Mummy Mountain 

Thursday, May 11, 2017

7:00am – 12:30pm


7:00am – 8:00am

Breakfast in Attendee Lounge

7:00am – 12:00pm

Attendee Lounge Open

8:00am – 10:15am


8:15am – 8:45am  

State of the Options Industry
Join us for a detailed look at recent trends and current hot issues in today’s options markets. Discussion will focus on how automation, fragmentation, and competition are impacting the diverse mix of participants in today’s option market landscape.

Henry Schwartz, President, Trade Alert, LLC

8:45am – 9:15am

How Financial Advisors Use and Think About Exchange-listed Options
For the first time, the Options Industry Council and Cerulli Associates team up to provide the investing community with a new benchmark study on the current state of how and why financial advisors implement exchange-listed options in client investment portfolios. Cerulli Senior Analyst Emily Sweet will present key findings of the just-released study which examines how top advisors are using options, why others are not, and opportunities for the industry to broaden adoption of their use.

9:15am – 10:30am

Exchange Leaders Panel
Moderator: Andy Nybo

Ed Boyle, BOX Options Exchange
Andy Lowenthal, CBOE
Shelly Brown, MIAX
Kevin Kennedy, Nasdaq
Ivan Brown, NYSE

10:30am – 11:00am

Snack Break in Attendee Lounge

11:00am – 12:30pm


11:00am – 11:45am  

Taking Stock
Steve Sears, Senior Editor and columnist with Barron’s, conducts a fireside chat with Craig Donohue, Executive Chairman and CEO of OCC, on the evolution of the options industry and OCC’s role as an important market utility and industry advocate.

11:45am – 12:30pm

Options and the Financial Advisor
Listen as experienced Financial Advisors share how they have integrated options into their practice to differentiate themselves from their competition and grow their client base.

Moderator: Gary Franklin, Raymond James
Paul Feinstein, First Republic Investment Management
Edward Gesten, Morgan Stanley Wealth Management
Jack Gunter, Merrill Lynch

1:00pm – 4:30pm

Networking/Cabana Event at Jackrabbit Pool

5:30pm – 6:30pm

Attendee Lounge Reception


Buses Depart for Exchange Dinner

7:00pm – 10:00pm

Exchange Dinner

Friday, May 12, 2017

7:00am – 12:30pm


7:00am – 8:00am

Breakfast in Attendee Lounge

7:00am – 12:00pm

Attendee Lounge Open

8:00am – 10:10am


8:10am – 9:00am 

Europe: Like Us but Different
A panel of experts will address the European hot topics that could impact U.S. options markets. What are the pain points for those seeking to participate in our markets? What are the opportunities? What’s going on with the mega exchange mergers? Regulation. Brexit. The structure of the European market. All this and more.

Moderator: Gary Delany, OIC
Frank Magnani, Interactive Brokers
Georgio Stoev, Saxo Bank

9:00am – 9:20am  

Sullivan Award

9:20am – 10:10am

Retail Therapy: Market professionals take a fresh look at the retail customer experience
Did you ever stop to consider what retail investors think of the options markets? Well we did. The Options Industry Council (OIC) spoke with members of the Silicon Valley Options Group to get a glimpse of their options trading experience. Gain a first-hand account of the retail customer experience as we show the conference’s first retail investor video. Then listen to a panel of options market professionals address their comments and concerns.


Moderator: Rich Gueren, Merrill Lynch
J.Slade Winchester, Citi
Dave Whitmore, E*Trade
Greg Stevens, Fidelity Investments

10:10am – 10:40am

Snack Break in Attendee Lounge

10:40am – 12:00pm


10:40am – 11:40am

Keynote Speaker: Douglas Schoen

The New Division in American Politics

11:40am – 12:00pm

Passing of the Hammer & Closing Remarks

1:15pm – 4:45pm


1:15pm – 5:15pm

Sonoran Desert River Float

1:30pm – 5:30pm

Golf Outing

6:00pm – 7:00pm

Sponsored Cocktail Reception

7:00pm – 10:00pm

On‐site Closing Dinner

*Program is tentative and subject to change. A full conference agenda with session information will be posted in early 2017.


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