Nicholas Smith


  • HFA Regional Director At Large


  • Managing Director & Head of Index Options Sales, Nasdaq

Nick leads Nasdaq-100 Index Options Sales working with banks, funds, brokers, platforms and allocators to develop Nasdaq’s proprietary index options business.

Originally from the Yorkshire Dales in England, Nick graduated from Aston Business School in Birmingham, England with Economics first class honors. Nick was active Royal Navy Reservist for 7 years, deployed at sea to the English Channel, Bay of Biscay, Irish Sea, Baltic Sea and Gibraltar. Nick also led his college unit of 50 sailors through military rifle, seamanship and navigation training.

Initially an analyst and latterly associate at Deutsche Boerse Group in London, Nick relocated to the USA in 2018 joining FIS (Sungard) before returning to Eurex (the derivatives exchange of Deutsche Boerse Group) as VP Sales. Now an American citizen and based in Miami FL, Nick enjoys boat days and plenty of golf.