Steven Crutchfield named chief executive of NYSE Amex options

Steven Crutchfield named chief executive of NYSE Amex options

NYSE Amex options, one of NYSE Euronext’s two US options exchanges, has appointed Steve Crutchfield as chief executive officer. 

In this newly-created role, Crutchfield will be responsible for the day-to-day management of NYSE Amex options, and upon receiving SEC approval for its previously-announced semi-mutualization, he will also be a primary liaison to the exchange’s newly-formed board of directors.  

Crutchfield will report to Ed Boyle, executive vice president, head of US options.

“On behalf of my colleagues, I welcome Steve to NYSE Euronext as we begin this exciting next step in the development of NYSE Amex options with new, top-tier partners and a renewed focus on our customers,” says Boyle. “Steve joins NYSE Euronext during a time of great change and opportunity in the US options industry and we believe his considerable experience will benefit our customers, our business and the options marketplace in the months and years ahead.”

“I am very pleased to become part of such a dynamic organization in NYSE Euronext and the U.S. options team,” adds Crutchfield. “We will continue to build upon NYSE Amex options’ success and ensure that it continues to flourish in the future. I look forward to playing a leadership role in that process by collaborating with our partners, clients and the excellent team already working to make this goal a reality.”

Crutchfield was chief operating officer at Matlock Capital where he supervised all trading, quantitative research and systems work from 2004 through 2009. While at Matlock, he focused on the development and implementation of fully-automated options, equities, and futures strategies with an emphasis on high-frequency trading, volatility forecasting and market making. 

Prior to joining Matlock, Crutchfield was managing director of the research and development group at Botta Capital Management. He oversaw the development of trading models and technology for both internal and external use, including an index volatility arbitrage model and an options portfolio management system still in use today. Prior to this, Crutchfield launched and directed Botta’s off-floor options trading desk and its equity risk arbitrage business.

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