September 27, 2018 Alert

Hi all,

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

This Issue’s Topics:

  • JOB: Rewards Network: Associate General Counsel
  • JOB: Morningstar: Chief Compliance Officer – North America
  • FIA: Derivatives 101+
  • FIA/Women in Listed Derivatives (WILD): SAVE THE DATE Women Empowered – Yes! Navigating Power Dynamics
  • FREE: ACG Webinar: Business Development 2.0, How Dealmakers Find Clients in the Digital Age
  • Chicago-Kent College of Law: 10th Annual Conference on Futures and Derivatives
  • Networking Breakfast of ACG Chicago NextGen Leaders
  • Global Cyber Security Initiative (GCSI) Conference 2018

Job Opportunities:

Rewards Network: Associate General Counsel
Chicago, IL

Rewards Network (RN) is a fintech provider of a merchant-funded rewards platform servicing the payments industries through some of the most prominent affinity brands in the U.S. Over the last 30 years, the company has built an unparalleled network of 20 premier loyalty brands, 15 million affluent rewards-seeking members, and over 10,000 local independent restaurants. Through this network, Rewards Network provides marketing and financing services to its restaurant partners, with a demonstrated ability to drive incremental spend into those restaurants.

RN seeks an Associate General Counsel who will partner with the business to provide general legal support focused on commercial transactions and high-quality legal counsel on product initiatives, privacy law and regulatory issues. Rewards Network has defined multiple growth initiatives focusing on new partnerships, product development and M&A. This position will be a critical partner to the success of these growth initiatives across the business. The Associate General Counsel will report to the Chief People & Legal Officer and will additionally manage and supervise the Contracts & Compliance Paralegal.

For more information and to apply, click here

Morningstar: Chief Compliance Officer – North America
Chicago, IL

The Team: Morningstar’s Compliance team supports Morningstar’s global business entities, with focus on those registered with and governed by a regulatory body. Our compliance professionals have an integral role in mitigating regulatory and compliance risk for Morningstar. Morningstar and its subsidiaries offer a broad range of products and services including regulated services such as investment advisory.

The Role: Morningstar’s Compliance team is seeking a Chief Compliance Officer for North America responsible for regulatory and compliance matters emanating from North America. This includes effectively managing compliance and regulatory risks Morningstar is exposed to by designing, implementing and maintaining a compliance framework that minimizes (if not eliminates) Morningstar’s exposure to such risks.

For more information and to apply, click here.


FIA: Derivatives 101+
Tuesday, October 16, 2018, 1:00-4:00 PM
Hilton Chicago, 720 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL

Join the FIA Law & Compliance Division for an introduction to derivatives and investment products including a comparison across futures, swaps, options and securities. The panelists will also discuss where cryptocurrencies fall in the spectrum.

For each product, the panel will engage in a robust conversation covering the history, the regulatory scheme, the process by which products are traded, cleared and paid for and the types of documents governing the transactions. This program is designed to provide general information to those new to the industry or in need of a refresher.

Earn 2.5 CLE credit hours (approved in IL; pending in NY and VA) when you attend this event.

Please note – this course has been presented previously in other venues as Futures 101 and will be substantially similar in content and format.

Moderator: Kim Johns of Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC; Panelists: Gary DeWaal of Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP; Maureen Guilfoile of CME Group; Michael Otten of Nomura; and Katie Trkla of Foley & Lardner LLP.

To register, click here.

FIA/Women in Listed Derivatives (WILD): SAVE THE DATE Women Empowered – Yes! Navigating Power Dynamics
Thursday, October 18, 2018, 2:30-3:30 PM
Expo Learning Lab, Hilton Chicago, 720 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL

Please join Women’s Leadership Lab and WILD at FIA’s Expo Learning Laband explore the framework of Relational and Goal Oriented Power Dynamics and learn how to effectively integrate both for maximum impact.

Gender power dynamics are rapidly shifting. Is it still true that there is an inverse relationship between power and likeability for women? Balancing our changing expectations of power with society’s unconscious assumptions and perceptions of powerful women has become more complex. Determining how we step into our power in hierarchical organizations while maintaining (and being rewarded for) our skills of collaboration and relationship building is a crucial challenge.

The Expo Learning Lab requires a Free Exhibitor Pass. For more Expo information, click here.

FREE: ACG Webinar: Business Development 2.0, How Dealmakers Find Clients in the Digital Age
Thursday, October 18, 2018, 1:00-2:00 PM

As a M&A advisor or private equity firm, it takes years, not months, to close deals and/or find your next client. To earn trust with hundreds (maybe thousands) of prospects over this timeframe, you must harmonize business development tools like third-party databases, email marketing, events, roadshows and in-person meetings.In this webinar, Navatar will show why this means working smarter, not harder, for new business. Learn how an effective marketing game plan – including structured processes for managing different types of leads – efficiently moves prospects through the long sales cycle. The speakers will be Ketan Khandkar of Navatar and Beth Seidler of Clearsight Advisors.

Key Highlights:

  • Answering the question, “which prospects should I focus my time?”
  • Why business development is more critical than ever in today’s hypercompetitive M&A markets.
  • Executing multi-channel marketing campaigns based on targeted segmentation strategy.
  • Tracking and measuring “prospect readiness”.

To register, click here.

Chicago-Kent College of Law: 10th Annual Conference on Futures and Derivatives
Thursday, November 1, 2018, 8:00 AM-5:45 PM
Chicago-Kent College of Law, 565 W. Adams St., Chicago, IL

This is a full day program covering important topics for compliance officers, in house counsel, regulators, accountants and attorneys who work within the Futures industry. We are experiencing a time of rapid technological change in the futures and derivatives industry. Come learn what you need to know and how to stay on top of these changes. Also get regulatory updates and learn recent trends in enforcement all while networking with peers and gaining access to leading professionals.

Attorneys will receive 6 hours of CLE credit including an hour of ethics. Accountants will receive 7 hours of CPE including an hour of ethics.

To get the brochure, click here. Registration can be completed by calling the Office of Continuing Legal & Professional Education at (312) 906-5090 or registering online here.

Networking Breakfast of ACG Chicago NextGen Leaders
Friday, November 2, 2018, 8:00-9:30 AM
Slightly Toasted, 22 N. Clinton St., Chicago, IL  

Back by popular demand, the NextGen Breakfast with a great buffet layout at Slightly Toasted brings together the young professionals leading new growth in the middle market. This is for the 39 years and under crowd!

To register, click here.

Global Cyber Security Initiative (GCSI) Conference 2018
Friday, November 9, 2018, 9:00 AM-4:00 PM
IIT – Kent School of Law, 565 W. Adams Street, Chicago, IL

Global Cyber Security Initiative (GCSI), in partnership with the Illinois Institute of Technology – Stuart School of Business, Pan Asian American Business council (PAABC) and Convex Legal LLC are hosting the 2018 GCSI Cybersecurity Conference.

On November 9, 2018, we will host our first GSCI conference and will be bringing together 200 leaders in Cyber Security, C Level, Senior Executives, CISOs and senior Security Officers in addition to others along with more than 15 speakers.

We’re starting the morning with a Hackathon showcasing innovative solutions to the problems facing highly regulated industries. The afternoon sessions will be focused on cybersecurity planning, strategy, risk and budgeting, GDPR blockchain for contract management and highly regulated areas like healthcare, insurance and finance.

 For more information, click here.

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