Jim Strugger, MKM’s Derivative Strategist, presents derivatives structures to manage portfolio risk based on trading ideas across and outside MKM’s coverage universe. Further, the elevation in equity volatility and the advent of tradeable volatility-linked products over the last several years have generated significant interest in the subject among non-traditional options market participants. Jim’s methodology enables him to forecast the U.S. volatility cycle, which he updates regularly in his strategy work.
MKM’s high-touch approach provides clients with customized options market intelligence relevant to their portfolios. This high frequency identification and interpretation of options market activity drives trade ideas for both directional exposure and to manage portfolio risk.
MKM clients have access to the following:
DERIVATIVE STRATEGY NOTES - Leverage MKM’s research platform and perform proprietary analysis to develop thematic, event-driven and risk management trade ideas.
HIGH FREQUENCY OPTIONS MARKET ANALYSIS - Identify and interpret meaningful options market activity that is relevant to clients’ portfolios, communicated on a high-frequency basis.
VOLATILITY STRATEGY UPDATES - Track implied volatility and other options market-derived metrics to guide risk management decisions and drive our outlook for U.S. equities.
Communicating with Clients
Clients can expect regularly published research to be complemented by individual attention regarding specific areas of interest. Mr. Strugger is available via phone and IM to discuss derivative trading ideas with clients.
For copies of Mr. Strugger’s most current research, please contact us at (203) 861-9060.