An Introduction to RealDay Options

Lecture / Panel
For NYU Community

Dear All,

You are cordially invited to attend the upcoming Finance Club Lecture presented by Chairman and CEO of RealDay Options Corporation, Robert Krause:


The speaker will deliver a presentation on RealDay Options. These exotic options are soon to be approved for trading by regulators and Robert Krause, the inventor, recently received the Innovator of the Year award from the Futures Industry Association. Through the lecture, students will understand how financial derivatives are created.


Mr. Robert Krause is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of RealDay Options Corporation, a firm that designs, develops, and promotes novel forward-starting daily options products.  He is also the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The VolX Group Corporation. This firm designs, develops, and promotes innovative indices and listed instruments based on realized volatility.  Robert is also the Founder and Manager of HFDDX Corporation, a pioneering firm promoting cost sharing of comprehensive hedge fund due diligence services.  Previously, Robert was Senior Vice President at Zurich Capital Markets. Within the Risk Management Division, he headed the group performing hedge fund due diligence for a portfolio of over 700 hedge funds with exposure close to $14 billion.  He was also a senior member on the investment committee for Javelin, an actively managed fund of funds with assets over $1 billion.  Previously, he was Executive Vice President, Alternative Investments at Mitsui Commodities where he oversaw the managed-futures, hedge fund, and private equity product lines. Before that, Robert was Vice President, Institutional Equity Derivatives at Morgan Stanley.  There, he led the institutional training and education effort, and was the Editor-in-Chief of the quantitative research monthly magazine.  Mr. Krause was a registered Commodity Trading Advisor, who brought volatility trading to the managed-futures industry.  He was also with the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) as the Manager, Option Products Marketing, and Director, GLOBEX Marketing.
Mr. Krause graduated with a B.S. degree in Economics with an emphasis in math, macroeconomics, and derivative markets from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Mr. Krause wrote The Volatility Handbook and CME Futures and Options Strategy Guide.  He patented listed realized volatility instruments and has patents pending in realized volatility indices, forward-starting daily options, and forward-starting daily binary options.
RealDay Options are delayed-strike options. While the idea is fairly simple, the implications are profound. Depending on how they are traded, these instruments can hedge precise close-to-close risk, implied volatility, realized volatility, and tail risk. RealDay Options are versatile, cost effective, and convenient.

Refreshments will be served.