Peter has been with TD Ameritrade since 2008. In Financial Risk Management (FRM), Peter and his team provide TD Ameritrade’s overall market exposure tests for products that are trading on TD Ameritrade’s trading platforms. One of Peter’s chief responsibilities is to make sure TD Ameritrade client’s positions exposure are not over leveraged and to provide them with risk tools to optimize risk mitigation. Peter started his career on the Chicago Board Options Exchange and Chicago Board of Trade in the trading pits and then was an independent market marker trading commodities and equity indexes for 16 years before coming to TD Ameritrade.
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Learn how synthetic options strategies can help traders potentially lower transaction costs, improve price discovery, and more efficiently use capital.
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