Options are derivative contracts which can be used by investors in a diverse set of contexts - to insure their portfolios, purchase shares at a lower level than the prevailing market price, enhance the yield of their equity portfolios or take leveraged positions whilst carrying a limited amount of risk. GAM has traded options for many years, predominantly selling covered calls, naked puts and strangles but we also buy options.

Our options team has over 15 years of combined experience and can operate accounts on either a discretionary, advisory or execution-only basis with orders routed direct to the NYSE LIFFE Connect screen-trading system.

For further information, please download our "A Guide to the Traded Options Market" or call us for an informal chat with one of our stockbrokers.


Note: Trading options is a high risk strategy which can result in losses that exceed your initial deposit. Trading derivatives may not be suitable for everyone, so ensure that you fully understand the risks involved.