Philip Gocke

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Read: Five Minutes With Philip Gocke (February 2010)
Philip Gocke
Occupation Portfolio/Risk Manager
Employer Opus Investments
Location Philadelphia

Philip Gocke is portfolio/risk manager for the investment advisory firm Opus Investments, headquartered in Hastings on Hudson, NY.

He was previously managing director, institutional, at the Options Industry Council (OIC), where his primary responsibility was to develop and implement an institutional marketing strategy.[1] He joined the OIC in 2005.

Gocke is also president of Brite Sky LLC, the personal options trading firm he founded and runs from Philadelphia.


Before joining the OIC, Gocke was a managing director and CEO of Van Der Moolen Options U.S.A. LLC, responsible to Dutch parent Van der Moolen N.V. for all trading, marketing, compliance and financial disclosure for the options specialist and market making activities on the Philadelphia Stock Exchange, Chicago Board Options Exchange, International Securities Exchange and Eurex/Deutsche Borse.

Before that he was a managing director of Tague Van Der Moolen LLC. He is a registered Options Principal, Foreign Currency Options Representative and Commodity Futures Representative. He served or chaired a number of Philadelphia Stock Exchange and ISE management committees. He gives numerous lectures at educational institutions and professional organizations around the world.

Before moving to Philadelphia, Gocke was a vice president and chief advisor for Bank of America’s Financial Market Advisory Group and a senior foreign exchange trader for the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.


Gocke received an MBA degree from New York University and a BA in Economics from Lafayette College.[2]


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