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2015 Global Volatility Summit Event Recap and Highlight Video

The Sixth Annual Global Volatility Summit took place on March 11th, 2015 at Pier 60, Chelsea Piers in NYC. Thank you to all who contributed to make the day a success. Over 300 attendees participated, with senior representatives from some of the largest global pensions, endowments, foundations, sovereign wealth funds, insurance companies and banks engaging in the day’s unique and stimulating dialogue. We also thank our sponsors, which included top managers in the volatility space, along with global investment banks and exchanges and options trading industry professionals, who all helped the event come to life. 

The theme of the 2015 event was innovation and technology. Consistent with this theme, the day featured keynote and guest speakers Kevin Slavin, an Algoworld expert from the MIT Media Lab, and Brad Katsuyama, Co-Founder and CEO of IEX, and subject of Michael Lewis’s recent book, Flash Boys. Each gave captivating talks on pioneering technologies and how innovative science has changed the way we think, live and work. Additionally, the GVS introduced a new format in 2015 which included a one-on-one manager debate, 8 minute single slide manager presentations, an investor case study on the use of volatility in a pension’s portfolio, and each session included active audience participation through iPads that were provided throughout the day. The new format and material presented at the event has received very positive reviews and we look forward to continue watching it evolve.



About GVS

Since 2010, the Global Volatility Summit has been a leader in educating institutional investors on volatility through its annual conferences. The summit brings together volatility and tail hedge managers, institutional investors, thought provoking speakers, and other industry experts to discuss the volatility markets and the roles volatility can play in institutional investors’ portfolios. This dynamic day includes presentations, educational sessions, idea sharing, lively debates, and constructive networking sessions.

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Educational Videos

Sal Khan, creator of The Khan Academy spoke about his group's mission at the 2013 Global Volatility Summit. The Khan Academy provides free, high-quality education to "anyone, anywhere" in the world. As a former hedge fund analyst, Sal graciously created a couple of videos about volatility to help broaden knowledge of the volatility space. Please follow the links to view the videos: Introduction to the Black Scholes Formula and Implied Volatility.