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Scott Nations

Scott Nations
President and Chief Investment Officer, NationsShares

Scott Nations is the President and Chief Investment Officer of NationsShares.

NationsShares is the world's leading independent developer of volatility and option-enhanced indexes. Scott is the creator of VolDex® (ticker symbol: VOLI), an improved measure of option implied volatility; SkewDex® (ticker symbol: SDEX), a measure of option skew; and TailDex® (ticker symbol: TDEX), the first measure of the market's perception of tail risk. Nasdaq recently licensed VolDex for derivative products including futures and options. Scott has also created several families of option-enhanced indexes.

Scott is the author of "A History of the United States in Five Crashes," a general-interest history of modern stock market crashes published by HarperCollins in 2017 which was an Amazon #1 Best Seller. Scott has also authored two books focused on option trading including "Options Math for Traders," published by Wiley &Sons in 2012 and "The Complete Book of Option Spreads and Combinations," published by Wiley & Sons in October 2014.

Prior to founding NationsShares,Scott was a member of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange and was a market maker and floor manager for a leading S&P index option trading firm. While there, he was responsible for development and implementation of a proprietary option pricing model and deployment of the first wireless handheld computers to the trading floor. Scott holds a B.S. from the University of Kansas and lives in Chicago, IL with his wife Wendi.