Seth Hickle, CMT
Derivatives Portfolio Manager | Derivatives Risk Manager
Seth is a derivatives portfolio manager and derivatives risk manager for Innovative Portfolios with experience in commodities futures and future options, equity-based derivatives, and high-frequency trading. As a trader for an affiliated investment advisory firm in Indianapolis, Indiana, Seth manages option overlay strategies, and handles day-to-day trading and analysis on the portfolio.
Seth serves as a member of the investment committee for Innovative Portfolios and its affiliated investment advisory firm, where he provides analysis of the stocks in equity portfolios and helps make strategic recommendations.
Prior experience includes positions as a Senior High Net Worth Active Trading Specialist and Registered Options Principal at Charles Schwab. He also worked as Registered Options Principal and Senior Derivatives Trading Manager at optionsXpress, where he executed derivative-based trades.
Seth began his career working at the Chicago Board of Trade for a boutique trading firm, LaSalle Futures Group. As a Futures and Options Broker, Seth worked with clients trading index, energy, grain, and other futures contracts.
While pursuing his B.S. degree in Finance and Economics at Ball State University, Seth was president of the Financial Management Student Association. He interned for the Ball State University Endowment as a Portfolio Manager, where he recommended and analyzed stocks for the student-managed equity fund. Seth also participated in the College Fed Challenge, national team competitions for undergraduate students who analyze economic and financial conditions in order to formulate monetary policy recommendations.
When not immersed in the world of investments, Seth enjoys outdoor activities, typically around water—fishing, waterfowl hunting, and kayaking—usually with a mug of coffee.