August 29, 2018 Alert

 Hi all,

Below are this week’s alerts for the Investment Network.  We will not be sending out an Alert the week of September 3rd. Enjoy! 

This Issue’s Topics:

  • FREE: CBA: Volunteer Tutoring at The Chicago Bar Association
  • FIA: Crypto: Past. Present. Futures? A Derivatives Case Study
  • 100 Women in Finance: EDUCATION SESSION #831, Career Navigation 1-2-3
  • FREE: CAIA Chicago: CMT Chicago Educational Event
  • NIBA Chicago Conference 2018
  • FREE: Stradley Ronon: Investment Management Regulatory Update Annual Seminar


FREE: CBA: Volunteer Tutoring at The Chicago Bar Association
Tuesdays, 5:30-7:00 PM (ongoing)
Chicago Bar Association, 321 S. Plymouth Court, Chicago, I

Join your fellow lawyers in helping children from Englewood become better readers. Lend-A-Hand Tutoring at the CBA is seeking volunteer tutors for its one-to-one tutoring program, which meets on Tuesdays from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. at the Chicago Bar Association. New Tutor Info Sessions will be offered on September 4 and 11 at 5:30 p.m. The program is sponsored by Lawyers Lend-A-Hand to Youth. Volunteers should be able to come to tutoring regularly on Tuesday evenings.

For more info, contact Kathryn McCabe at 312-554-2041, email

FIA: Crypto: Past. Present. Futures? A Derivatives Case Study
September 11, 2018 3:30-6:00 PM
The Union League Club of Chicago, Crystal Room, 65 W. Jackson Blvd., Chicago, IL  

In conjunction with the FIA Market Technology Division Annual Meeting.

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, on its new date September 11, 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 

Speakers: Greg Wood, FIA; Kevin Darby, Blue Trading Systems; John Tornatore, Cboe; and Giovanni Vicioso, CME Group.

For questions, please contact Mary Freeman at +1 202.772.3033. Dress for the Union League Club is business casual (no jeans please).

To register, click here

100 Women in Finance: EDUCATION SESSION #831, Career Navigation 1-2-3
September 11, 2018, 5:00 PM registration; begins promptly at 5:30 PM; networking reception follows
DePaul Center, 1 E. Jackson Blvd., 11th Floor – Gallery and Terrace, Chicago, IL

Has the corporate ladder turned into a career jungle gym? Your career path may no longer be a straight line. Learn insights and proven tips for navigating your career, from contemplating your next step to landing the job.

  • Hear about strategies for career planning and navigating new opportunities
  • Discover how to retool your resume and online profile to enhance your personal brand and help you get the interview
  • Learn interview tips from the employer’s perspective: how to articulately convey expertise and avoid common mistakes

Bring questions and what-if scenarios as you plan your next move. Share lessons learned on your journey to career confidence and success.

Speakers: Brittney Beck, Vocamotive, Inc.; Tami Chapek, WeInspireWe; Randi Jakubowitz, Havas; and Deborah Hill, Moderator, MortgageHippo.

To RSVP, click here.

FREE: CAIA Chicago: CMT Chicago Educational Event
Tuesday, September 11, 2018, 4:30-6:00 PM
Chicago Board of Trade, Conference Room Alpha, 141 W. Jackson Blvd., Chicago, IL 6060

Topic: Perspective on the Markets. The Chicago Chapter of the CMT Association cordially invites you to our next meeting. We are pleased to have Gina Martin Adams of Bloomberg Intelligence as our guest speaker for this event.

We encourage you to bring your clients and colleagues interested in the fusion of technical, quantitative, and fundamental analysis to this presentation. We look forward to seeing you there!  Space is limited, please register as soon as possible.

To register, click here

NIBA Chicago Conference 2018
Thursday, September 13, 2018, 8:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M.
CME Group, Inc., 20 S. Wacker Dr., Chicago, IL

NIBA’s Annual Membership Meeting to be hosted at CME Group Inc.  The 2018 event will have an underlying theme focusing on Business Development.  Each session will tie into developing business in a regulated environment for the IB and CTA.  Cocktail networking reception will immediately following the event.


Session Time Session Description
8:30 am Registration Opens
9:00 m Opening Remarks – NIBA
9:05 am Compliance Session – What’s on your Mind? Audience driven topics get to the bottom of what you really want to know
Matthew Kluckenek, Baker McKenzie
Susan Osmanski, Turnkey Trading Partners
Dale Spoljaric, NFA
Erin Middleton, CME Market Reg Outreach
10:00 am New Tools you can use to Grow your Business
Relationship Based Trading
Educational Initiatives geared towards IB/CTA, Michelle Petersen, CME
10:40 am Morning Coffee Break & GCC Tour
11:10 am IB & CTA Marketing
Skip Shean, 16Wells
12:00 pm Lunch – Trade Wars & Trade Agreements
Alison Coughlin, CME Group
1:00 pm Gaining edge through the use of Quants
Joe Signorelli, RCM
University of Chicago
DePaul University
2:00 pm Growing your Business with Options
John Nelson, The Applied Research Company
Nick Howard, Bantix
Glen Swanson, Daniels Trading
(2 – 4:30 pm)
Quant Corner
Featuring Mathematical Finance Programs from University of Chicago, Northwestern, DePaul and IIT
3:00 pm Keynote Address
3:45 pm Afternoon Refreshment Break
4:00 pm Title Connecting : Personal Branding and Networking Strategies
Jessica Titlebaum Darmoni, The Title Connections
4:45 pm Raffle Give Away (Must be Present to Win)
4:55 pm Conference Wrap-up
5:00 pm Networking Cocktail Reception – @ Rivers

To register, click here 

FREE: Stradley Ronon: Investment Management Regulatory Update Annual Seminar
Thursday, November 15, 2018, 7:30 AM-3:30 PM
Bank of America Conference Center, 135 S. LaSalle, Suite 4300, Chicago, IL

Please join Stradley Ronon’s Investment Management Group for our annual seminar and discussion of new developments affecting the industry. 5.5 hours of substantive CLE credits are available. You can attend select sessions if you prefer – full day attendance is not required.

7:30 – 8:30 a.m. Breakfast & Registration  
8:30 – 8:45 a.m. Welcome & Overview Alan P. Goldberg
8:45 – 9:30 a.m. SEC Enforcement/OCIE Developments/Litigation Gregory D. DiMeglio
9:30 – 10:15 a.m. Investment Company Developments Alan P. Goldberg
Mark R. Greer
John Ekblad
10:15 – 10:30 a.m. Break  
10:30 – 11:45 a.m. ERISA & State Fiduciary Law Developments James E. Podheiser
George Michael Gerstein
11:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Investment Adviser Developments Alan P. Goldberg
Nicole M. Kalajian
12:15 – 1:25 p.m. Lunch/Networking  
1:15 – 2:00 p.m. Private Fund Developments Nicole M. Kalajian
2:00 – 2:45 p.m. Closed-End Fund Update David P. Glatz
Martha D. Frabizio
2:45 – 3:30 p.m. CFTC Developments Mark R. Greer
Nicole M. Kalajian

To register, click here.

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