Michael C. 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, indices and related derivatives for both buy-side and sell-side firms.
Mikeis a business news contributor for CNBC appearing regularly on Fast Money and Options Action, the first national news program focusing on trading and investing with options. Mike, along with his long-time colleague Mark W. Guthner, CFA also wrote The Options Edge (Wiley 2016). The book delves into some of the systematic mispricing their research has uncovered and how to take advantage of it. He 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.
In his current roll as President of Optimize Advisors, Mike advises hedge funds, mutual funds, insurance companies, family offices and pension plans in the effective use of listed options for enhancing returns and managing risk.
In addition, Mike shares his insights through articles and frequent speaking engagements at conferences on a broad array of topics including trading strategy, market structure and regulation.
Mike is a Former Member of the Philadelphia Stock Exchange Nasdaq/OMX, NYSE-AMEX,and the New York Mercantile Exchange. Mike holds a BA from Tufts University.
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