Benjamin Bowler is a Managing Director and Global Head of Equity Derivatives Research for Bank of America - Merrill Lynch. His team's focus includes product and strategy research across global equity derivatives markets, and cross-asset volatility for efficient hedging and alpha generation.
During his 18 years as a publishing research analyst, Ben has helped to pioneer financial market developments including trading volatility as an asset class, hedge fund replication, and the use of cross-asset risk in portfolio management through the creation of the firm's Global Financial Stress Index. The team is also the originator of numerous investable indices, which provide access to innovative alternative investment strategies utilizing derivatives and quantitative asset allocation.
During his career Ben has been based in Tokyo, London and New York and he currently works from the firm’s San Francisco and New York offices. Benjamin received Bachelor of Science degrees in both mathematical physics and industrial engineering from Northwestern University and a Master’s degree in econometrics and mathematical economics from the London School of Economics.