Robert Krause is the CEO of Demand Derivatives Corp., a startup aspiring to be a vertically integrated U.S.-regulated futures exchange and clearing house with four innovative, proprietary instrument designs and blockchain clearing on the most liquid, traditional underlying assets. Prior to the merging of the individual product companies (VolX and RealDay) under the DDC corporate umbrella, he managed the companies separately.
Mr. Robert Krause was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of both The VolX Group Corporation (realized volatility indices and derivative instruments) and RealDay Options Corporation (delayed-strike daily options). Robert was also the Founder and Manager of HFDDX Corporation, a pioneering firm promoting cost sharing of comprehensive hedge fund due diligence services. Previously, Robert was Senior Vice President at Zurich Capital Markets. Within the Risk Management Division, he headed the group performing credit assessment for a portfolio of over 700 hedge funds with exposure close to $14 billion. He was also a senior member on the investment committee for Javelin, an actively managed fund of funds with assets over $1 billion. Previously, he was Executive Vice President, Alternative Investments at Mitsui Commodities where he oversaw the managed-futures, hedge fund, and private equity product lines. Before that, Robert was Vice President, Institutional Equity Derivatives at Morgan Stanley. There, he led the institutional training and education effort, and was the Editor-in-Chief of the quantitative research monthly magazine. Mr. Krause was a registered Commodity Trading Advisor, who brought volatility trading to the managed-futures industry. He was also with the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) as the Manager, Option Products Marketing, and Director, GLOBEX Marketing.
Mr. Krause graduated with a B.S. degree in Economics with an emphasis in math, macroeconomics, and derivative markets from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Mr. Krause wrote The Volatility Handbook and CME Futures and Options Strategy Guide, which was translated into five other languages. He patented listed realized volatility instruments and has patents pending in realized volatility indices, forward-starting daily options, limited risk futures, and other financial patents pending.