Stacey Gilbert is currently a senior options trader for Susquehanna International Group, LLP in Bala Cynwyd, Penn., specializing in “special situations.”
She formerly headed Susquehanna Financial Group, LLP’s Market Intelligence Research Department (Derivative Research). The Market Intelligence team works together to provide market commentary, actionable ideas and trading strategies driven by catalyst events, breaking news, sector "food-chain" analysis, noteworthy trades in derivative products or the analysis of price distributions and volatility as implied by the options market.
Prior to being appointed head of SFG's Market Intelligence Research effort in 2003, Gilbert managed SIG's Education Department, where she was responsible for teaching SIG’s Assistant Traders the principles of trading before becoming traders for the firm. This program is widely recognized for its comprehensive curriculum. Some of the topics she was responsible for teaching included option, index and fixed-income theory, game theory, decision science, and probability and statistics.
In addition to her experience in SIG's Education Department, Gilbert worked for SIG on the American Stock Exchange from 1997 - 2000 as an options and ETF trader. Gilbert joined Susquehanna in 1997.
She received her B.A. in mathematics and a minor in economics from Dartmouth College.
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