Nitin Saksena is a managing director and head of US Equity Derivatives Research, based in New York. The team is responsible for product and strategy research spanning Americas equity derivatives markets as well as cross-asset risk. Saksena specializes in innovative uses of VIX derivatives, systematic risk premia investing, and tactical relative value ideas. Flagship publications include Global Equity Volatility Insights, Quantitative Investment Strategies, ETF Options Watch, S&P 500 Futures Roll, and US Option Overwriting Trade-Ideas. From 2014-18, the US Equity Derivatives Research team has been #2 ranked in the Institutional Investor All-America Research Poll for Equity-Linked Strategy. Saksena has a bachelor’s degree in applied mathematics from Harvard University, a certificate of advanced study in mathematics from the University of Cambridge, and a Ph.D. in operations research and financial engineering from Princeton University. For more information about any award cited, visit https: // go. bofa.com / awards.ds.