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.