Managing Director, Head of Global Business Development
Bill Looney is Managing Director at X-Change Financial Access (XFA), an agency broker/dealer established to provide execution trade services for listed exchange-traded Derivatives and Futures contracts. Bill joined the firm in May of 2019 and is responsible for XFA’s Business Development initiatives and efforts globally. His primary responsibilities include Customer Relationship Management and oversight of the firm’s various Strategic initiatives. Also, in 2019, Bill was appointed by the CBOE Board of Directors to join the CBOE Advisory Board.
Prior to joining XFA, Bill was Vice President and Head of Index Options for Cboe Global Markets. The Index Option business is Cboe’s largest top-line revenue unit. Under his management, the business achieved back to back record results for 2017 and 2018. The product suite includes S&P 500 options, VIX options, Russell 2000 options, and MSCI options. His prior roles at Cboe included managing the firms New York office where he served as lead account manager to all Global Investment Banks. Initially, Bill served in Global Business Development for the Buy-Side customer base.
Before joining Cboe, Bill spent 10+ years in Institutional Equity Derivatives Sales and Trading. He held posts at Citigroup, Credit Suisse and Alliance Bernstein and his account base included Hedge Funds and Asset Managers engaged in directional and volatility-based options trading strategies.
Bill’s career began at Salomon Smith Barney. First in Fixed Income sales and trading on the Treasuries and Agencies desk. Subsequently, he moved into Structured Equity and Index linked product sales and served as an Equity Derivatives strategist to the Smith Barney Wealth management division.
Bill graduated with honors from the George Mason University School of Business. While there, he was an NCAA Division I scholarship athlete on the Men’s Golf Team. Bill currently resides in New Jersey and remains a competitive amateur golfer and is an FAA licensed Private Pilot.