Matt McFarland

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Matt McFarland
Occupation Vice President, Head of Futures
Employer Cboe Futures Exchange
Location London
Twitter @CBOE

Matt McFarland is vice president, head of futures at Cboe Futures Exchange. He was named to the post in December 2018 and handles strategy for the exchange.[1]

Before taking that position he served as senior director, Cboe Futures Exchange, business strategy and operations, starting on July 2016. He was also director of business development and head of the London office of the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE), later renamed Cboe Global Markets.[2][3]


McFarland has worked at the CBOE since 2007 in a variety of roles and customer service positions. He's worked with with insurance companies to enhance hedging strategies associated with variable annuities and fixed indexed annuities and managed CBOE’s FLEX options program and its Customized Options Pricing Service (COPS).

Before joining CBOE, he worked in equity derivative sales at JP Morgan for 10 years.

He chairs CBOE’s Retail Advisory Committee and is a member of the Security Traders Association’s Listed Options Committee.[4]


McFarland graduated from Marquette University in 1992 and earned an MBA in Finance from DePaul University in 2001.

MarketsWiki Education

McFarland participated in the MarketsWiki Education World of Opportunity series in London in October of 2016 at the Woolen Exchange.


  1. Cboe Global Markets Announces Appointments of Three Executives to its Markets Division. Cboe Global Markets.
  2. CBOE Blogs. CBOE.
  3. MFA Blog. Managed Funds Association.
  4. Presenters SOA. Society of Actuaries.