Alternative Investments COI
Options For Challenging Markets
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
12:00 – 1:30 pm
Bud Haslett, CEO
Miller Tabak Capital Management
Event Chair: Erik Einertson 

 In the current economic environment, we know that options data is telling us a lot of information about what expectations are going forward and providing warnings about what we should and should not expect. Anyone who wants to learn more about options, volatility and general options strategy should think about attending.

Bud Haslett has been on the cutting edge of options and volatility research for many years.  His presentation will touch on a variety of topics including:

·         General observations on Market Conditions

·         Basics on the use, structure and strategies of options

·         A discussion of the VIX and other volatility measures and what they are telling us

Beginning on April 20th, Bud Haslett is the Head of Risk Management, Derivatives and Alternative Investments for the CFA Institute.  Until recently, Bud was the CEO of Miller Tabak Capital Management.

 Haslett previously founded a derivatives-based investment management firm managing more than $300 million in conservative option strategies and spent two decades on the options trading floor, where he managed portfolios of stocks and options.

Haslett is past president (2003-2004) of the 1700 member CFA Society of Philadelphia and is Chairman of the Board of Regents for the Financial Analysts Seminar (2005 to present). He is an active volunteer of the CFA Institute, having served in a variety of capacities including CFA exam grader (9 years) and as a member of the Council of Examiners (question writers for the CFA exam). Haslett has also taught coursework on options at New York University (2007), Johns Hopkins University (2006) and Rutgers University (1999 to 2001). He holds the Financial Risk Manager certification (1999) and has received a Master of Liberal Arts degree from the University of Pennsylvania (2001), a Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Investment Management from Drexel University (1982) and a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from Shippensburg University (1980). Haslett is the founding Chairman of the Derivatives Committee for the 9000 member New York Society of Security Analysts (2006) and is a member of the Institutional Investor Advisory Committee for the Chicago Board of Options Exchange, a group of the largest buyside option users in North America. He has conducted option presentations and workshops at over 40 CFA Institute Societies around the world and is frequently quoted in financial sources such as the Wall Street Journal, Barron's, Pensions and Investments, and Reuters.

Sponsored by Alternative Investments Community of Interest

Members: $20.00
Non-members: $50.00

Time: 12:00 – 1:30 pm
Location: 2 California Plaza, ETC Room
                 350 S. Grand Avenue             
Los Angeles CA 90071
Payment Information:
Payment methods accepted: 
Visa/Mastercard, American Express and Discover. If you prefer to pay by check please register online and select "purchase order" as your payment option and enter your last name as the purchase order number. Mail check to: CFA Society of Los Angeles, 350 S. Grand Ave, Suite 1680, Los Angeles CA 90071.
Credit card payments will not be accepted, nor should be given, by phone or email.


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