Marty Kearney

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Marty Kearney
Occupation Senior instructor
Employer CBOE Options Institute
Location Chicago, Illinois

Marty Kearney is a senior instructor with the Options Institute, the educational arm of the Chicago Board Options Exchange. His responsibilities include helping brokers develop new business with conservative option strategy such as covered-writing and portfolio hedging. He also trains brokerage firms’ compliance department staff.


Kearney began his long association with the CBOE when he became an independent market maker in early 1981. He traded equity options full time on the trading floor until 1992 and periodically thereafter until 1996.

In early 1992, he became a founding partner and Registered Options Principal of PTI Securities L.P., a member firm of the CBOE. Kearney’s responsibilities at PTI included development and implementation of hedging and trading strategies using listed options for PTI’s institutional clients as well as PTI’s retail investors. He authored PTI’s weekly strategy letter for more than four years and composed the daily comments on the PTI Web site, which he helped develop.

Kearney has served on various committees at the CBOE, including the Arbitration Committee from 1984 to 1996. Prior to joining the CBOE, he was a marketing director for NCR Corporation.

Kearney has been a regular contributor to many news services including Reuters, Group W, The CBS Radio Network, Derivatives Week, Barron's, Fortune, Ticker Magazine, SFO Magazine, CNBC, Bloomberg, NPR and others.


  • Co-author (with Marc Allaire) of Understanding Leaps: Using the Most Effective Option Strategies for Maximim Advantage, published by McGraw-Hill, (September 2002) - ISBN 9780071383868
  • Contributing author of Options: Essential Concepts and Strategies (3rd edition), edited by The Options Institute - ISBN 9780071341691


Kearney is a graduate of St. Mary’s University (MN), BS, 1971, and pursued his MBA at Lake Forest Graduate School of Management. In 2006 he completed a 3-year SII/SIA program at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.