Randy Frederick

Managing Director, Schwab Center for Financial Research
Media Contact

Trading and Derivatives

Randy Frederick is Managing Director of trading and derivatives with the Schwab Center for Financial Research. He is one of the chief architects of Schwab’s option trading platforms and analytics tools. While he focuses primarily on public relations, client education, and market analysis, he is frequently involved in matters of business development, product development, and risk management. He has served on various corporate and industry committees, including the FISD Executive Committee, the ISE Allocation Committee, and the ISE Board of Directors.

Frederick, a respected industry veteran with more than 20 years of experience, writes blogs and educational articles for Schwab’s website and client newsletters. He was the host of the weekly radio show "The OPTIONal Hour" on TFNN from 2005–2007 and has been published in trade magazines such as Active Trader, Futures & Options Trader, SFO, and Futures. He is a frequent guest on CNBC and Bloomberg TV and is a member of the Forbes Intelligent Investing team, and his comments often appear in the financial news media, including The Wall Street Journal, Barron’s, the Financial Times, Bloomberg, Dow Jones, Reuters, USA Today, Forbes.com, and TheStreet.com.

Frederick earned his bachelor's degree in marketing from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University.



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