William (Bill) Speth is Vice President of Research & Product Development at the Chicago Board Options Exchange, where he has been employed since 1995. Bill joined CBOE after a 13-year career as an options market maker trading index options at CBOE and grain options at the Chicago Board of Trade.
Bill leads a team that is responsible for the design of new financial products for CBOE and the CBOE Futures Exchange (CFE). He has worked extensively to develop and support VIX futures and options as well as CBOE’s other volatility and equity index products. Bill oversees CBOE’s Custom Index business, which creates and maintains CBOE’s strategy benchmark indexes, and implements customized index solutions for investment banks, mutual fund companies and other clients.
Bill has been a member of the World Federation of Exchanges (WFE) Statistics Advisory Group since 2004.
He holds a MS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Rochester and a BS in Physics from LeMoyne College.