February 1, 2019 Alert

Hi all,

The polar vortex did not stop us this week! Below are this week’s alerts for the Investment Network.  Enjoy! 

This Issue’s Topics:

  • FREE: WILD (Women in Listed Derivatives) Chicago 2019 Kick-Off Event
  • NFA (National Futures Association) Compliance Regulatory Workshops
  • FREE: DAWG (Digital Assets Working Group) Meeting: What Capital Funders are Looking for in Tomorrow’s Blockchain Revolutions
  • ALTSCHI 2019


Nicole Kalajian was interviewed by Hehmeyer Trading + Investments concerning oversight of the cryptocurrency market. Her interview was also featured in HedgeMaven. To read the article, click here.


FREE: WILD (Women in Listed Derivatives) Chicago 2019 Kick-Off Event
Wednesday, February 13, 2019, 5:00-8:00 PM
Union League Club, 65 W. Jackson, Chicago, IL

Please join us for the 2019 WILD kick-off event.

Come and meet the newly elected board members and committee chairs, and learn more about the various ways you can participate in WILD in the year ahead.

Whether you are an existing or prospective WILD member, it would be great to see you at this informational networking event. Drinks and appetizers will be served.

For any questions regarding the event, please contact rsvp@womeninlistedderivatives.org or to RSVP, click here.

NFA (National Futures Association) Compliance Regulatory Workshops
Monday, February 25, 2019, 9:00 AM-12:10 PM
Summit Chicago, 205 N. Michigan Ave. 10th Floor, Chicago, IL

During these workshops, NFA is offering two sessions for CPOs, CTAs, FCMs, FDMs and IBs. The first workshop, which is open to all NFA Members, will cover cybersecurity, including recent amendments to NFA’s Interpretive Notice NFA Compliance Rules 2-9, 2-36 and 2-49: Information Systems Security Programs and an industry panel discussion. The second workshop will cover themes from recent NFA examinations and CPO internal controls. Ron Filler, NFA Public Director and Professor of Law at The New York Law School, and NFA staff will also discuss other recent initiatives at NFA.

For more information, click here.

FREE: DAWG (Digital Assets Working Group) Meeting: What Capital Funders are Looking for in Tomorrow’s Blockchain Revolutions
Thursday, March 14, 2019, 4:15-5:00 PM (reception follows)
Stradley Ronon, 191 N. Wacker Dr., 10th Floor Conference Center Room A, Chicago, IL

The Speakers are: Saurabh Sharma from Jump Capital; Douglas McConnell from Vissant Capital Corporation; and Dan Patterson from Polynexus Capital. The event will be moderated by Nicole Kalajian, Stradley Ronon.

E-mail invitations have already been sent to DAWG members. Didn’t get one?  RSVP directly here. Not a member of DAWG, but want to join? Email Kathy Petrusek at kpetrusek@stradley.com.

SAVE THE DATE: Tuesday, June 11, 2019
Fairmont Chicago, Millennium Park, 200 North Columbus Drive, Chicago, IL

Following in the footsteps of the highly successful ALTSLA conference, the West’s premier alternative investment conference movesEast to one the nation’s most dynamic cities, Chicago! ALTSCHI will provide your company with an opportunity to market your brand and services to a highly engaged group of institutional investors, allocators, family offices and financial advisors who are evaluating and investing in alternative investments.

ALTSCHI is developed and led by the CFA Society Chicago, the CAIA Association and Markets Group. With their guidance and oversight, this one-day event will provide participants with an educationally focused agenda and will feature leading practitioners from the fields of private equity, venture capital, real estate, hedge funds, infrastructure and other sectors of the alternative investment market.

For more information, click here.

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