November SVOG Meeting

Thursday, November 12, 2020 - 6:30pm to 10:00pm

Please not the change in start and end time for this meeting.

Location: This meeting will be conducted on-line, via Zoom. Registration will be required. Click here to register for this meeting.



Seeking Income with Index Options

With equity markets making new all-time highs during summer, volatility has continued to decline across equity indexes. Investors can use several option strategies that seek to harvest premium using either near-term weekly options or longer-term traditional monthlies.


Gareth Ryan, Founder & Managing Director at IUR Capital, will discuss the evolution of index options with premium-harvesting option strategies including the credit spread strategy and iron butterfly. Gareth will look at how these defined-risk, defined-return strategies are implemented to an equity portfolio and look at how they can be used in bull, bear and sideways markets. Gareth might even offer some perspective on the impact of the elections on future markets.


With the elections barely a week in the rearview mirror, this will be a timely look and the markets and applicable strategies. A Q&A session will take place at the end.


About Our Speaker

Gareth Ryan founded IUR Capital Ltd in London, United Kingdom and IUR Capital LLC in 2010, at the age of 24.

He has spent the majority of his career in the options industry, and this forms the basis of IUR’s investment advisory. Prior to IUR, Gareth spent almost 4 years at a Wall St broker-dealer which traded options for retail investors worldwide, with a focus on US equity markets.


He has been a regular guest on several major news channels including Bloomberg TV and FOX News, covering several areas of global markets and has been quoted on several articles relating to equity options. Gareth regularly presents at investment conferences around the world where he discusses the use of alternative investment strategies for institutional investors. In addition he has delivered more than 80 webcasts for various institutions including CBOE, London Stock Exchange, Bloomberg and The Options Industry Council and has written extensively on the role of exchange-traded option strategies in an investment portfolio.


Gareth holds the following FINRA qualifications: Series 4, Series 7, Series 24 and Series 63 through our affiliated broker-dealer (IUR Securities LLC). He is an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Securities & Investment since 2010. His responsibilities as Firm Principal cover all aspects of management, regulatory, advisory, equities trading, derivatives trading, risk management and compliance.


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