CBOE Holdings Inc.
|CBOE Holdings Inc.|
|Key People||Edward T. Tilly, CEO; Chris Concannon, President and COO|
|Products||Parent Company Of CBOE, C2, CBOE Futures Exchange and Bats|
CBOE Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: CBOE) is the holding company for the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE), the CBOE Futures Exchange (CFE), C2 Options Exchange and other subsidiaries, including Bats Global Markets. CBOE acquired Bats on February 28, 2017, making CBOE Holdings one of the world’s largest exchange holding companies and expanding its business into U.S. and European equities, exchange traded funds (ETFs) and global foreign exchange (FX) products.
Its subsidiary CBOE is the largest U.S. options exchange and the creator of listed options. CBOE Holdings offers equity, index and ETP options, including proprietary products, such as S&P 500 options (SPX), the most active U.S. index option, and options and futures on the CBOE Volatility Index (the VIX Index). Other products engineered by CBOE include equity options, security index options, Weeklys options, LEAPS options, FLEX options, and benchmark products such as the CBOE S&P BuyWrite Index (BXM). CBOE Holdings is also home to the Options Institute and Livevol options analytics and data tools.
The company has been publicly traded and listed on Nasdaq since June 15, 2010, and is a majority and minority owner in several financial services firms, including: Tradelegs, Vest Financial, American Financial Exchange and CurveGlobal.   
CBOE Holdings on March 8, 2017 announced plans to be dually-listed on the Bats BZX Exchange, Inc. and on NASDAQ. In addition, the company began being listed on the BZX Exchange on March 8. CBOE Holdings will continue to trade under the ticker symbol "CBOE." 
CBOE Holding's roots go back to the Chicago Board Options Exchange, the first U.S. options exchange launched in 1973. In 1980 the CBOE and the Midwest Stock Exchange consolidated their businesses.
Ten years later, in a Form S-4 filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), CBOE said it intended to change its organizational structure from a non-stock corporation owned by its members to become a wholly-owned subsidiary of a new holding company, CBOE Holdings, Inc., organized as a stock corporation owned by its stockholders.
CBOE used proceeds from the offering for general corporate purposes, but it also returned nearly all of the proceeds to exchange members in two special tender offers after the IPO. CBOE also planned to let members, who would become shareholders, sell stock during the offering.
In February 2012, CBOE Holdings announced its reorganization and the appointment of new officers.
After the restructuring, the CBOE continued to function as a self-regulatory organization (SRO) and to operate its options exchange business. The following entitles became wholly-owned subsidiaries of CBOE Holdings: CBOE Futures Exchange, LLC, Chicago Options Exchange Building Corporation, CBOE, LLC, DerivaTech Corporation, Market Data Express, LLC, The Options Exchange, Incorporated. CBOE Stock Exchange, LLC (CBSX) remained a partially-owned facility of the CBOE.
On September 10, 2015 CBOE Holdings and Environmental Financial Products, LLC, the organization founded by Richard Sandor, announced plans to launch the American Financial Exchange (AFX), an electronic marketplace for small and mid-sized banks to lend and borrow short-term funds. AFX was designed to bring the benefits of exchange trading, including standardization, transparency and a rules-based process, to interbank lending, while reducing transaction costs through an electronic market. AFX will also offer weekly auctions of a new benchmark rate for U.S. interbank lending, called Ameribor. The companies expect the first AFX auction of Ameribor, which is based on proprietary calculation methodology developed by EFP, to take place in the fourth quarter of 2015.
CBOE Acquire Bats Global Markets
CBOE Holdings' announcement in September 2016 that it would acquire Bats Global Markets for $3.2 billion heralded a huge change for the exchange group. The Bats acquisition provided a global equities footprint for CBOE, well beyond its modest CBOE Stock Exchange (CBSX), which was shut down. Moreover, the purchase allowed CBOE Holdings to migrate its offerings to Bats' technology. 
The acquisition, closed on February 28, 2017 created a number of new markets for CBOE. The combined structure gives CBOE four US equity options markets: CBOE, CBOE C2, Bats BZX and Bats EDGX, CBOE Futures Exchange as well as European equities with Bats Europe and BXTR, the second largest US equities market with BZX, BYX, EDGA and EDGX, plus Hotspot, an FX trading platform for spot, forwards and swaps.
|Year||Total Annual Volume||Percent Change|
|Chicago Board Options Exchange||1,043,031,630||-12.6%|
|CBOE Futures Exchange||51,675,531||2.1%|
- Edward Tilly, Chief Executive Officer
- Chris Concannon, President and Chief Operating Officer
- Alan J. Dean, Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer
- Bill Brodsky, Executive Chairman of the Board
In December 2014 CBOE announced they would cede their self-regulatory duties to the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) starting Jan. 1, 2015. After that date, FINRA will be able to perform cross-market surveillance on about 60 percent of the U.S. options market. CBOE also hired FINRA to take over its regulatory duties for the Options Regulatory Surveillance Authority (ORSA), which the U.S. options exchanges established in 2006 to collaborate on insider trading surveillance and investigations. CBOE employees will continue to oversee the CBOE Futures Exchange.
- CBOE Continues to Empower Investors with its Acquisition of Livevol, Inc. Technology. Press Release.
- CBOE FINALIZES DEAL To INVEST IN TRADELEGS. Press Release.
- CBOE buys majority stake in options trading software firm. Crains.
- CBOE Holdings Takes Minority Ownership Stake In CurveGlobal. Press Release.
- CBOE Holdings Announces Additional Listing On Bats BZX Exchange. Mondovisione.
- CBOE Board Backs Initial Public Offering. ForexYard/Reuters.
- CBOE's IPO Made For Members?. Crain's Chicago Business.
- CBOE Holdings, Inc. Announces Reorganization and Names New Officers. CBOE Holdings.
- Prospectus. CBOE.
- CBOE Up More Than 13%. Fox Business.
- CBOE Holdings Shares Jump as IPO Raises $339 Million. Businessweek.
- CBOE IPO prices at top of range, seen rising. Reuters.
- Environmental Financial Products, LLC (EFP) and CBOE Holdings, Inc. (CBOE) Announce New Interbank Lending Exchange and Interest Rate Benchmark. Press Release via PR Newswire.
- CBOE, Bats face challenge of integration. Crain's Chicago Business.
- CBOE to pass regulatory duties to FINRA. Reuters.