July 6, 2018 Alert

Hi all,

Below are this week’s alerts for the Investment Network.  Enjoy! 

This Issue’s Topics:

  • JOB: FIA, Director of Compliance and Regulation/European Policy & Regulation Team
  • FIA Crypto: Past. Present. Futures? A Derivatives Case Study
  • FREE: TradersEXPO Chicago
  • FREE: Investment Network’s Digital Assets Working Group (DAWG) Meeting

Job Opportunities

FIA, Director of Compliance and Regulation/European Policy & Regulation Team
London, UK

FIA is looking for a new Director of Compliance and Regulation for its European Policy & Regulation team based in London.

The role is primarily responsible for assisting the VP of European Regulation and Policy with issues related to exchange-traded derivatives (ETD) and cleared swaps across a range of compliance and operational policy areas.  The work includes liaising with members on issues relating to compliance, reporting, pre-and post-trade issues, benchmarks development, and other issues as they may arise.

The Director of Compliance and Regulation also will assist with EU and UK policy/advocacy work, such as: collating comments from members on UK and EU issues in the relevant areas; drafting responses to consultations; researching issues discussed in the various working groups and responding to member requests; liaising with regulators and legislators independently; and liaising with other trade associations on regulatory projects.

The workstreams for this role include:

  • Managing FIA Reporting Working Groups (on EMIR, MiFID II/R, commodities position reporting and other relevant reporting fields
  • Managing and overseeing FIA’s Compliance Committee and Working Groups
  • Monitoring all international, UK and EU benchmark regulatory and market developments
  • Assisting the VP of EU Policy and Regulation with other regulatory, policy work ad projects where relevant
  • Identifying key issues affecting FIA’s membership and keeping the Regulation & Policy team updated on such issues

For further information and a full job description, please contact jobs@fia.org. No phone inquiries, please.


FIA Crypto: Past. Present. Futures? A Derivatives Case Study
In conjunction with the FIA Market Technology Division Annual Meeting
Tuesday, July 10, 2018, 3:30-6:00 PM
Union League of Chicago, Crystal Room, 65 West Jackson Blvd., Chicago, IL

Bitcoin futures were launched late in 2017, bringing the world of digital assets to the listed derivatives industry. How does the industry quickly get up to speed on digital assets – how do they work, how do they trade, how do they settle, how are they regulated? These are just a few of the questions that the industry needed to understand – and quickly. Join the FIA Market Technology Division for a panel discussion on the following topics:

Past: The panel will present basic background on cryptocurrencies and their futures, as well as discussing how the FIA Market Technology division worked with other FIA divisions to discover and share information.

Present: Exchanges will discuss their experiences listing bitcoin futures and share their plans for further product development.

Future: The panel will discuss what may be next for digital assets within the listed derivatives industry, including challenges around physical delivery, and the use of digital assets as collateral.

To register, click here.  For questions, please contact Maia Johnston at  +1 202.466.5460. Dress for the Union League Club is business casual (no jeans please).

FREE: TradersEXPO Chicago
July 22-24, 2018
Hyatt Regency McCormick Place, 2233 S. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Dr., Chicago,  IL

At the TradersEXPO Chicago this summer, every session is designed to bring you the latest intelligence available so you can make better trading decisions, starting with your very next trade. Featuring special sessions on trading cryptocurrencies, futures, as well as women in trading and keynotes by some of Chicago’s most successful home-grown entrepreneurs to help you gain the edge you need to succeed in any market environment.

Your FREE admission to The TradersEXPO Chicago will provide you with the chance to interact with industry experts, such as Linda Raschke, Tom Sosnoff, Alexander Elder, John Bollinger, Stefanie Kammerman, and many more. Choose from over 100 free educational and product presentations, and a select offering of optional, paid master classes. See live, “hands-on” demonstrations of the latest software and trading tools and visit our interactive exhibit hall with over 70 exhibits featuring the tools and services geared toward the specific needs of active traders such as yourself.

For more information, click here.

FREE: Investment Network’s Digital Assets Working Group (DAWG) Meeting
Wednesday, August 15, 2018, 4:15-5:00 PM (with reception to follow)
191 N. Wacker Dr., 10th Floor Conference  Center, Conference Room A, Chicago, IL

Join us for a discussion on how to How to Securitize, Market and List Cryptocurrencies on Exchanges.

The speakers include: Jamie Finn, Securitize, Co-Founder and President; Darren Marble, CrowdfundX CEO; and Juan Hernandez, Open Finance, CEO.  Host: Nicole Kalajian of Stradley Ronon.

Light refreshments will follow the meeting. Contact Kathy Petrusek (kpetrusek@stradley.com) to RSVP or RSVP to the invite that will be sent out to DAWG members. If you are not a current DAWG member, but want to become one, please let Nicole know at nkalajian@stradley.com.

Illinois CLE credit has been applied for and is pending.

Best regards,

Nicole, Hank, Jennifer, Conor, Andy and Tom

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