John Hiatt

vice president, derivatives strategy, Cboe

John Hiatt is vice president, derivatives strategy at Cboe Global Markets. Based in Chicago, Hiatt has worked for Cboe since 1994 and currently helps lead the derivatives strategy team within the multi-asset solutions group. John and his team are responsible for developing new proprietary derivatives products to be listed on Cboe’s derivative markets. Additionally, Cboe’s derivatives strategy team evaluates and proposes changes to existing products, conducts general market research and strategy development.

John played a significant role in the development of the Cboe Volatility Index, as well as VIX futures and VIX options contracts based on the index. He is currently heavily focused on making improvements to the settlement of, and the margin treatment for, VIX Index derivatives. He is a CFA charterholder and holds a bachelor’s in aerospace engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology and a master’s in finance from the DePaul University Charles H. Kellstadt Graduate School of Business.