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Rutgers and OIC Offer Free Online Courses in Options for Advisors

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New Jersey’s Rutgers University School of Business–Camden and the Options Industry Council (OIC) on Monday announced new online course offerings in options for financial advisors. The hour-long courses are free of charge, can be taken to fit advisors’ schedules, and are accredited for continuing education.

The courses are designed to help financial advisors better protect clients’ investments, spark new ideas for high-net clients, and build their practice through the implementation of options strategies, according to a joint news release from Rutgers and the OIC.

Sean Heron, CFA, an adjunct finance faculty member at the Rutgers School of Business-Camden, is presenting the material in each of the three classes. The new curriculum includes options basics, covered calls, and options pricing.

Rutgers and the OIC joined forces for the first time last year, when they partnered to offer a two-day certificate program on portfolio management using equity options. For more detailed course information and to register, go to

“Our School of Business-Camden has a long history of academic excellence and for providing continuing education to working professionals,” said Ray Compari, associate dean and director at Rutgers University, in a statement. “Rutgers has become recognized nationally for its excellence in delivering education in virtual formats, and these courses, partnered with OIC, debut another excellent learning opportunity for financial professionals.”

The Options Industry Council is an industry cooperative funded by BATS Options, Boston Options Exchange, Chicago Board Options Exchange, International Securities Exchange, NASDAQ OMX PHLX, NASDAQ Options Market, NYSE Amex Options, NYSE Arca Options, and The Options Clearing Corporation. The OIC was formed in 1992 to educate investors and their financial advisors about the benefits and risks of exchange-traded equity options.

Read about the OIC’s appointment of a financial-advisor education director from the archives of


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