This website is provided by Black Peak Ventures. Black Peak Ventures provides investment analysis of the VIX futures market and related exchange traded products. This website was started in 2013 as a hobby project to track important VIX statistics and analytics and after encountering high demand, it was turned into a paid subscription service in 2015. The website has generated over 1 million page views, been visited by more than 40,000 visitors. More than 400 investors have become paying subscribers. Our subscribers are wealthy private investors and investment professionals (RIAs and hedge fund managers) who combined have invested over $200 million in VIX futures based strategies. Black Peak Ventures is affiliated with Black Peak Capital, an investment advisor registered in Connecticut. In 2017, for one year, Black Peak Capital was sub-adviser to the Measured Risk Strategy Fund (MRPAX) which scored a 20% return and was a top ranked mutual fund in the Long/Short Equity category on Morningstar that year.

Stephen Aniston

Stephen Aniston

President and Chief Investment Officer

Stephen Aniston is an investment adviser and a recognized analyst/expert on the VIX futures market, a growing derivative marketplace. Prior to becoming an investment adviser, he was a technology architect of risk management systems at top investment banks like Goldman Sachs and Royal Bank of Scotland. He has an engineering degree from Stanford University and was a national math olympian in high school.

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Peter Kihara

Peter Kihara

Chief Financial Officer

Peter Kihara has over 20 years’ experience as a financial executive, business advisor and entrepreneur. He has been CFO of a $5 billion AUM alternative investment manager and founder / CFO of several successful early stage technology companies. His previous experience includes roles at PricewaterhouseCoopers, Goldman Sachs and United Technologies Corporation. He holds an active CPA license, a bachelor’s degree from California State University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

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