William Looney, Jr.
Managing Director, X-Change Financial Access (XFA)
Sourcing Liquidity and Accessing Markets
Thursday, December 5, 2019
12:45 pm

Bill Looney is Managing Director at X-Change Financial Access (XFA), an agency broker/dealer providing execution trade services for listed exchange-traded Derivatives and Futures Options contracts.  Bill joined the firm in May of 2019 and is responsible for XFA’s Global Business Development initiatives and efforts.  His primary responsibilities include Customer Relationship Management and Development, along with, oversight of the firm’s Strategic initiatives and partnerships.  

Prior to joining XFA, Bill was Vice President and Head of Index Options for Cboe Global Markets.  The Index Option business is Cboe’s largest top-line revenue unit.  During his tenure, the Index Options business achieved back to back record results for 2017 and 2018.  The product suite includes S&P 500 options, VIX options, Russell 2000 options, and MSCI options.  His prior roles at Cboe included managing the firms New York office where he served as lead account manager to all Global Investment Banks.  Initially, Bill served in Global Business Development for the Buy-Side customer base.

Before joining Cboe, Bill spent 10+ years in Institutional Equity Derivatives Sales and Trading.  He held posts at Credit Suisse, Citi, and Alliance Bernstein and his account base included Global Hedge Funds and Asset Managers engaged in directional long/short and volatility-based options trading strategies.

Bill’s career began at Salomon Smith Barney.  First in Fixed Income sales and trading on the Treasuries and Agencies desk. Subsequently, he moved into Structured Equity and Index linked product sales and served as an Equity Derivatives strategist to the Smith Barney Wealth management division.

Bill graduated with honors from the George Mason University School of Business.  While there, he was an NCAA Division I scholarship athlete on the Men’s Golf Team. Additionally,Bill is a graduate of the University of Chicago Booth School of Business Executive program on Advanced Strategy.   Bill currently resides in New Jersey and remains a competitive amateur golfer and is an FAA licensed Private Pilot.    

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