Robert Hocking is Senior Vice President, Head of Derivatives Strategy for Cboe Global Markets, Inc. (Cboe). Hocking is defining markets by helping shape Cboe’s plans for current and next-generation proprietary products. He oversees a team focused on providing seamless trading solutions to customers through product development, index creation, data analytics and other services that help users understand Cboe’s products and inform their trading. Additionally, he oversees Cboe’s education division and related content, including the Options Institute and Cboe Risk Management Conference series.
Hocking joined Cboe in December 2018 as Head of Derivatives Strategy. In his previous role, Hocking led the strategic vision of Cboe’s proprietary product franchise and served as an advisor to the executive, business and product teams. Prior to joining Cboe, he was a member and trading permit holder(TPH) at Cboe Options Exchange for 18 years, trading volatility both in the VIX (Cboe Volatility Index) pit and off the floor.
Previously,Hocking was Global Head of Equity Volatility Trading at DRW Trading Group in Chicago. He has also held positions at Goldman Sachs, where he was Vice President of Index Trading, and Hull Trading, where he focused on index derivatives.
Hocking holds a Bachelor of Science in finance and economics from the Gies College of Business at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. He is an active cyclist and is Vice President and Founder of the DuPage Cycling Foundation.