Imran Lakha is the Founder of Options Insight, a financial markets training company specializing in options trading. At Options Insight, he provides clients with research on macro options trading opportunities for both portfolio hedging and yield enhancement, as well as relative value within the volatility space to optimize returns and risk profiles. He also provides career mentoring, webinars, and training programs perfect for students and retail traders seeking to add options trading skills to their knowledge base to help them navigate volatile markets. In addition, he has also created multiple options trading courses from platforms such as Real Vision and Spotgamma, helping traders to understand the intuition behind options and how to use them practically in the real world across all asset classes including cryptocurrency. Lakha has been an equity derivatives trader for over 20 years and has run European equity index options trading desks for Merrill Lynch, Citibank, and Merrill Lynch. Prior to launching Options Insight, he was a Macro Portfolio Manager at Bluecrest Capital.
2017 - 2018
2013 - 2017
2007 - 2011
2001 - 2007
2000 - 2000
1998 - 2001
Lakha began his career in 2001 when he joined Credit Suisse as a graduate.
He was first a trainee on the Exotic Equity Derivatives desk.
He traded various books including global relative value, variance swap, and dispersion.
He became one of the top-performing junior traders.
He traded all major global indices, options, and variance.
He risk-managed large positions in vega, gamma, and skew.
After his travels, he re-entered the trading world at Citibank.
He ran the desk until late 2017 but the idea of teaching was still prevailing.
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