September 13, 2018 Alert

Hi all,

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

This Issue’s Topics:

  • REMINDER: NIBA Chicago Conference 2018
  • REMINDER: FREE: Investment Network’s Digital Assets Working Group (DAWG) Meeting
  • ACG: FEATURED WEBINAR: Maximizing Value at Exit: Sell-Side Operational Due Diligence
  • FREE: Chicago Bar Association’s Futures & Derivatives Law Committee and Securities Law Committee: SEC/CFTC Regulatory and Enforcement Trends
  • FREE: Investment Network’s Happy Hour
  • 100 Women in Finance: EDUCATION SESSION #863, Growth, Diversity, Inclusion and Disruption

Events:

REMINDER: 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.

Agenda:

To register, click here.

REMINDER: FREE: Investment Network’s Digital Assets Working Group (DAWG) Meeting
Wednesday, September 14, 2018, 12:15-1:00 PM (feel free to bring a lunch)
191 N. Wacker Dr., 10th Floor Conference  Center, Conference Room A, Chicago, IL

Join us for a discussion on Navigating the Radical Effects of Blockchain in: Banking, Real Estate, Insurance and Financial Services.  The moderator is Nicole Kalajian of Stradley Ronon.  The speakers include: Debbie Hoffman, Symmetry Blockchain Advisors, Inc.; Leigh Curry, North American Title Insurance Company; Joe Hernandez, Chicago Blockchain Project; and Andrew Gaiziunas, Turbadium.

Contact Kathy Petrusek (kpetrusek@stradley.com) to RSVP or RSVP to the invite that was 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.

ACG FEATURED WEBINAR: Maximizing Value at Exit: Sell-Side Operational Due Diligence
Wednesday, September 19, 2018, 1:00-2:00 PM

Conducting Sell Side Operational Due Diligence (SSODD) can drive enterprise value, reduce transaction risk and increase deal velocity. Join TriVista, in partnership with ACG, to learn how the most successful investors and intermediaries are maximizing exit value with this strategic “diligence” process. This webinar will review a real-life case example on the impact of SSODD.

Key takeaways:

  • How SSODD compliments the CIM and other sell side reports to highlight value
  • Common focus areas for SSODD
  • What companies make good candidates for SSODD
  • Key benefits and outcomes
  • Timing and other key considerations

Speakers will be Gavin Fielden of TriVista and Michael McSweeney of TriVista.

Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions during the webinar.

To register, click here.

FREE: Chicago Bar Association’s Futures & Derivatives Law Committee and Securities Law Committee: SEC/CFTC Regulatory and Enforcement Trends
Thursday, September 20, 2018, 12:00-1:30 PM
Chicago Bar Association, 321 S. Plymouth Court, Chicago, Illinois

Join the CBA for a CLE accredited forum on SEC/CFTC Regulatory and Enforcement Trends

with Vincent McGonagle of the CFTC Division of Enforcement and Joel Levin of the SEC.  The moderator will be Stephen Senderowitz of Dentons Financial Markets Group.  The forum is open to all Chicago attorneys, both CBA and non-CBA members, and is without charge. Lunch will be provided.

Space is limited. Please contact ansley.schrimpf@bakermckenzie.com to register in advance.

FREE: Investment Network’s Happy Hour
Thursday, September 20, 2018, 5:30-7:00 PM
Trading Technologies Tech Tap, 222 S Riverside Plaza #1100 (near corner of Canal and Adams), Chicago, IL

Our Investment Network Happy Hour, hosted by Trading Technologies, is shaping up to be a fun evening for our members with good company, food and a variety of drinks.  Beers are on draft and the conversations will be flowing.

Contact Kathy Petrusek (kpetrusek@stradley.com) to RSVP or RSVP to the invite that was sent out to Investment Network members.

100 Women in Finance: EDUCATION SESSION #863, Growth, Diversity, Inclusion and Disruption
Thursday, October 4, 2018, 5:00 PM Registration, 5:30 PM Event Begins
Ernst & Young LLP, 155 North Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL

Inclusion and diversity are shifting from marketing claims to core strategies in financial services. Hear Jason Henrichs, founder of FinTech Forge, talk about the importance of cultivating a culture of diversity, the role of technology in inclusion and why the future of fintech is female.

The program will begin promptly at 5:30 PM.  Allow time to get through building security and to register before the event begins. Those arriving after registration has closed will NOT be admitted and will be subject to a “No-Show Fee” (see below).

Networking reception will follow.

To register, click here.

Best regards,

Nicole, Hank, Jennifer, Conor, Andy and Tom

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