Michael Khouw is a 20 year veteran of the financial services industry with broad experience as a strategist, analyst, portfolio manager and proprietary trader of equities, commodities and equity and index derivatives for both buy-side and sell-side firms.
Mike is the co-author of “The Options Edge” (Wiley 2016) A comprehensive guide to understanding the value of options, optionality, volatility and strategy for both retail and institutional investors that includes practical real-life examples of do’s and don’t for everyone from options novices to seasoned practitioners.
Mike was previously a Partner at Cantor Fitzgerald and a Principal and Managing Director at CRT Capital. Mike also held senior trader positions at Bluefin Trading, LLC and Gateway Partners, LLC, both Proprietary Trading Firms based in New York, and as an analyst at Ivory Capital, a research-intensive, fundamental value-based investment firm headquartered in Los Angeles.
Mike and his partner Mark Guthner, CFA offer advisory, consulting and educational services to institutional and high-net worth investors including banks, hedge funds, mutual funds, insurance companies, family offices, pension plans and RIAs on the effective use of options for hedging, enhancing risk-adjusted returns and systematic investment strategies.
Mike is a Former Member of the Philadelphia Stock Exchange, The American Stock Exchange, and the New York Mercantile Exchange. Mike holds a BA from Tufts University.