Hamish Raw, MBA

Hamish Raw
Hamish Raw, MBA

General Background:

Hamish Raw Options Consultant, Trader/Market-maker, Financial Engineer, Software Developer, Author, Trainer, Innovator.

Chronological Background:

  • 1980: Brokered Gilts on the LSE floor for W.Greenwell & Co..
  • 1983-84: Awarded MBA from Cass Business School. (GMAT Score: 96%)
  • 1985-1999: Highly successful options market-maker on LIFFE. Also traded on LTOM, SFE & CBOT.  (Long gamma during the ’87 crash, the ’89 Berlin Wall fall, Sterling being ejected from the EMS.)
  • 1986: Created options pricing and risk management system incorporating the first ever sliding volatility skew and VaR-style risk analysis.
  • 1988: Established London Derivatives Options Software which sold stand-alone options trading software to nearly all the banks and brokers on LIFFE.
  • 1998: Founder of FFastFill Plc, a DMA software builder, listed on AIM at £54.5m in Nov. 2000.
  • 2003-2007: Screen trader out of Spain, Gibraltar and the UK.
  • 2008: Author of ‘Binary Options: Fixed Odds Financial Bets‘ (coming soon…….’20 Essential Traded Options Strategies’)
  • 2008: Parachuted in to a trading arcade to turn a haemorrhaging options book round. Subsequently became head of the desk.
  • 2018-Present: Working on a new betting vertical  Virtual Financials. This new and exciting form of betting enables the punter to have bets on fictitious assets where prices are created every second by a random number generator within a Wiener Process.

Concise and eloquent, both in speech and the written word.

Current Work

Although I have traded, risk managed and modelled conventional options most of my working life digital options fascinate me. My time is spent at the moment:

  1. writing new books on both conventional and digital options, both specialising in options risk management
  2. writing up a compelling new methodology of creating a quantitative means of establishing the path dependent historic volatility of an asset price,
  3. working within a collection of ex-private equity individuals bringing to the United States a Chinese-based Fintech, TNT and SaaS company via a Special Purpose Acquisition Company, and
  4. going to the gym and swimming in the ‘Med’ off Coral Bay.

Hamish Raw – Derivatives Consultant (specialising in options) serving Europe, Asia and Australasia

Contact: Ham@HamishRaw.com

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