October 4, 2018 Alert

Hi all,

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

This Issue’s Topics: 

  • FREE: ACG Webinar: Capital Markets H2 2018 Deep Dive
  • FREE: NFA Webinar Regarding Virtual Currency Disclosure Requirements
  • REMINDER: FinTank’s Blockchain Summit 2018
  • FREE: The Becker Friedman Institute for Economics at the University of Chicago Present: Have We Learned Anything from the 2008 Financial Crisis? Discussion with former U.S. Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson and former Chairman of the House Financial Services Committee Barney Frank

Events:

FREE: ACG Webinar: Capital Markets H2 2018 Deep Dive
Tuesday, October 9, 2018, 10:00-11:00 AM

Overall global debt capital markets activity totaled US $3.6 trillion during the first half of 2018, a 9% decrease compared to the first half of 2017 and the slowest opening six-month period for global debt capital markets activity since 2015. Equity capital markets activity in H1 meanwhile, remained flat compared to 2017, totaling US $403.2 billion.

 As Q3 comes to an end we invite you to join the Deals Intelligence team and IFR in a capital markets deep dive webcast. Our guest speakers will explore the data as well as bring you exclusive commentary, analysis and forward looking view of this landscape.

The speakers include Anthony Hughes and Stephen Lacey of IFR and Matt Toole from Thomson Reuters.

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

To register, click here.

FREE: NFA Webinar Regarding Virtual Currency Disclosure Requirements
Thursday, October 11, 2018, 9:30-10:30 AM

NFA recently adopted an Interpretive Notice which establishes disclosure requirements for futures commission merchants (FCM), introducing brokers (IB), commodity pool operators (CPO) and commodity trading advisors (CTA) that engage in activities related to virtual currencies or virtual currency derivatives. The Interpretive Notice will become effective on Wednesday, October 31, 2018.

An archived version of the webinar and a transcript will be available on NFA’s website in late October.

If you have questions, please contact NFA’s Information Center (312-781-1410 or 800-621-3570 or information@nfa.futures.org).

REMINDER: FinTank’s Blockchain Summit 2018
Friday, October 19, 2018, 8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Historic Union League Club, 65 W. Jackson Blvd., Chicago, IL

Last year FinTank set the bar for Blockchain events with its 2017 Summit. This year promises to be even better with top companies and speakers from around the world. Get your tickets now at a special price before the event sells out which it did last year.

Last year included over 50 speakers from organizations including Microsoft, IBM, Accenture, E&Y, PWC, Northern Trust, DRW, Morningstar, SEC, Cboe, and a number of exceptional startups changing the way business is done.

For more information, click here

FREE: The Becker Friedman Institute for Economics at the University of Chicago Present: Have We Learned Anything from the 2008 Financial Crisis? Discussion with former U.S. Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson and former Chairman of the House Financial Services Committee Barney Frank
Thursday, October 25, 2018, 5:30-6:45 PM
Gleacher Center, Room 621, 450 Cityfront Plaza Dr., Chicago, IL

Ten years have passed since the collapse of Lehman Brothers sent shockwaves throughout global markets and economies, marking the start of the global financial crisis. Now, a decade later, what are the lasting impacts of the financial crisis on the U.S. economy? Looking back in the rearview mirror of fiscal policy, how effective were the responses to the crisis and how are they shaping financial markets today? And what should policymakers do to further strengthen the economy and prepare for future crises?

Join the Becker Friedman Institute and the Institute of Politics in welcoming two distinguished policy leaders from the financial crisis, former U.S. Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson and former Chairman of the House Financial Services Committee Barney Frank, for a conversation on what happened, what we learned, and what can be done to prevent a similar catastrophe from happening again. This conversation will be moderated by Bethany McLean, contributing editor for Vanity Fair and former IOP Fellow.

Seating is limited. To register, click here.

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