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Brian Stutland

Managing Member

The Stutland Volatility Group


Brian Stutland is the managing member of The Stutland Volatility Group. After forming Stutland Equities, he pioneered the shift to electronic options trading, becoming one of the first remote market makers on the CBOE. By 2006, Mr. Stutland continued to trail blaze as one of the first traders to assume positions in VIX Volatility futures and options. He continues his involvement in the markets as a principal of the firm and trader for Stutland Equities, along with acting as principal of the investment advisory firm, The Stutland Volatility Group, LLC, in which he is actively involved in client portfolio risk management and investments. Previously, Mr. Stutland was a trader with LETCO, one of the principal trading groups on the Chicago Board Options Exchange ("CBOE"), where he managed portfolio positions and made options markets for blue chip and Internet stocks. He established his own floor trading business in 2002, trading an entire portfolio of stocks as a proprietary market making CBOE Member. Mr. Stutland is a frequent contributor of market commentary to the news media, social media, and writes a blog with market updates. He graduated cum laude in 1997 from the University of Michigan with a BSE in chemical engineering and later received a MSE in biomedical engineering from the University of Michigan in 1999.