Faculty and Staff

Mr. John Nyhoff

Name: Mr. John Nyhoff
Title: Assistant Professor – Finance

Office Location: SB-132-N
Email: nyhoffjo@lewisu.edu
Phone: (815) 836-5802

Education & Certifications:

  • 1984 M.S., University of Rochester
  • 1978 M.A., Northern Illinois University
  • B.A., DePaul University


John Nyhoff is Assistant Professor of Finance at Lewis University. His areas of specialization include Investments, Derivatives Products & Markets and Quatitative Methods. He also serves as a consultant in the areas of Derivatives Markets and Derivative Exchanges. Prior to joining Lewis University, John enjoyed a thirty plus year career in the exchange traded and OTC derivatives industry. He was recently the Executive Director of Financial Research and Product Development at CME Group in Chicago. At CME Group his responsibilities included the Exchange’s stock index and bond index financial futures & options products. In addition, he participated in the development of cleared Credit Default Swap and Interest Rate Swap products. He led initiatives that included the development and launch of S&P 500 Select Sector Futures, Barclay’s U.S. Aggregate Index futures, weekly options on S&P 500 Stock Index and NASDAQ 100 Stock Index futures and Basis Trading at Index Close (BTIC) for stock index futures. Prior to his arrival at CME Group in 2006, he was Executive Vice President, Co-COO & Chief Economist with Tokyo-Mitsubishi Futures (USA), Inc. in Chicago. At Tokyo-Mitsubishi Futures John was responsible for alternative investment due diligence and asset allocation, financial market research, institutional trading relationships and electronic trading. He began his career as a Senior Financial Economist in the Chicago Board of Trade’s Financial Products group.

John’s writing experience includes co-authoring three books on financial markets including The CME Risk Management Handbook, John Wiley & Sons, 2010 (w/ John Labuszewski); Trading Options on Futures: Markets, Methods, Strategies & Tactics, John Wiley & Sons, 1988 (w/ John W. Labuszewski); and Trading Financial Futures: Markets, Methods, Strategies & Tactics, John Wiley & Sons, 1988 (w/ Labuszewski). He also published extensively in Futures Magazine.

John’s prior teaching experience includes serving as an Adjunct Professor of Finance at DePaul University’s Kellstadt Graduate School of Business in the areas of derivatives products and risk management. He also served as an Adjunct Professor at the Stuart School of Business, Illinois Institute of Technology in the area of Derivative Products. He began his teaching career as an Instructor of Business Statistics at Northern Illinois University.

He currently holds twelve patents in financial market business processes with another twenty patents pending. His education includes a Master of Science degree in applied financial economics from the University of Rochester (Rochester, NY); a Master of Arts in Economics with a specialization in Monetary Economics from Northern Illinois University; and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from DePaul University.

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