Matt McFarland

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Matt McFarland
Occupation Vice President
Employer Miami International Holdings
Location Chicago

Matt McFarland is vice president, derivatives products and business development, of MIAX Futures, named to the position in April 2021. [1]

McFarland was previously vice president and head of futures at Cboe Futures Exchange. He was named to the Cboe post in December 2018 and handled strategy for the exchange.[2]

Before heading up the futures group at Cboe, he was the director of business development and head of the London office of the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE), later renamed Cboe Global Markets.[3][4]


McFarland worked at the CBOE since 2007 in a variety of roles and customer service positions. He's worked 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 chaired CBOE’s Retail Advisory Committee and is a member of the Security Traders Association’s Listed Options Committee.[5]


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. Miami International Holdings Enhances Futures Team with Expanded Roles for Mark Bagan and Joe Ferraro and the Addition of Tom Jarck and Matt McFarland to Support Growth in MGEX and MIAX Futures. PRNewswire/Miax.
  2. Cboe Global Markets Announces Appointments of Three Executives to its Markets Division. Cboe Global Markets.
  3. CBOE Blogs. CBOE.
  4. MFA Blog. Managed Funds Association.
  5. Presenters SOA. Society of Actuaries.