February 22, 2019 Alert

Hi all,

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

This Issue’s Topics:

  • Chicago Bar Association’s Alliance for Women Call for Founder’s Award and Alta May Hulett Award Nominees
  • UPDATED NAME/LOCATION: FREE: PAABC/GCSI CyberSecurity Panel Discussion
  • FREE: PwC Webcast: LIBOR No More! Are you ready?
  • FREE: Chicago SRI/ESG – Impact Considerations in Private Equity
  • CAIA Chicago Educational Event: Black Swans, Tail Risks and Efficient Portfolios
  • The Trading Show Chicago


Chicago Bar Association’s Alliance for Women Call for Founder’s Award and Alta May Hulett Award Nominees
Due By: Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Each year, the Chicago Bar Association’s Alliance for Women presents the Founder’s Award and the Alta May Hulett Award to outstanding women lawyers who have significantly contributed to the advancement of women in the legal profession or other areas, and whose careers exemplify the highest level of professional achievement, ethics, and excellence.

The Founder’s Award is given to women who have demonstrated a sustained, active commitment to the advancement of women throughout their careers. The Alta May Hulett Award is presented to a woman who meets the criteria for the Founder’s Award but has been qualified to practice law for fifteen years or less.

Your nomination counts! For more information on nominating, click here.


UPDATED NAME: FREE: PAABC/GCSI CyberSecurity Panel Discussion (Previously: CyberSecurity Meetup: Voter Fraud/Hacking)
Monday, February 25, 2019, 6:00-8:30 PM
UPDATED LOCATION: Chicago Kent College of Law, IL Institute of Technology, 565 W. Adams St., Chicago, IL

PAABC/GCSI CyberSecurity Panel Discussion brings together those with experience in the field of cybersecurity and those that want to become a part of it. A wide range of topics are discussed from how to prevent breaches to what to do once they have been found in a system. The format is interactive with a focus on learning.

Panel Members include: Kevin McDermott, Cook County Clerk’s Office; Sujeet Shenoi, University of Tulsa; and Ray Trygstad, Center for Cyber Security and Forensics Education.

To register, click here.

FREE: PwC Webcast: LIBOR No More! Are you ready?
Tuesday, March 12, 2019 8:00-9:30 AM

The transition from LIBOR to alternative reference rates by 2021 is well underway. The impact across all industries and businesses is far-reaching. Are you prepared to successfully manage this change?

Presented by members of PwC’s Global LIBOR Task Force and industry specialists, this webcast will provide the audience with an update on the current state of reference rate reform, the issues being faced by Asia Pacific, Europe, the UK and US and by banking, asset management, insurance and corporations. The webcast will also provide tangible steps to help firms proactively prepare for the change. Topics will include:

  • A discussion of the alternative rates, including the opportunity to grow market share;
  • Region and industry-specific considerations and concerns;
  • Steps all firms should undertake to prepare for LIBOR that address: Capital/liquidity, contracts; customer impact; market risk; operational risk and conduct risk; program and governance models and other considerations; and
  • Emerging opportunities the transition to alternative rates presents and how to seize them.

For questions related to this webcast, please contact: Sara Kline, sara.kline@pwc.com, 347-501-0931.

FREE: Chicago SRI/ESG – Impact Considerations in Private Equity
Monday, April 1, 2019, 7:45-9:30 AM
Lazard, 300 N. LaSalle Street, Chicago, IL

Our discussion will explore how and why private equity investors are (or are not) integrating impact and ESG considerations into their investment process. There are unique characteristics of this asset class, particularly the influence and long-duration of investments, that make considering a broader set of issues that may play out over a longer timeframe relevant. However, this trend is very nascent, though growing, and there is a lot of debate about funds’ intentions and strategies.

  • Who in private equity is looking at ESG and impact?
  • How is this space growing and evolving?
  • Which ESG and impact themes are most relevant? Which are not?
  • How are managers incorporating these themes into their investment thesis?

Speakers will be: Michelle Huang from Generation Investment Management; Priya Parrish from The Impact Engine; and Jonathan Samuels from The Vistria Group.

Proceed to the conference space on the lower level via the escalators in the main lobby. Please RSVP via email to dnielsen@greatlakesadvisors.com.

CAIA Chicago Educational Event: Black Swans, Tail Risks and Efficient Portfolios
Thursday, April 4, 2019, 5:00-8:00 PM
W Hotel-City Center, 172 W Adams St., Chicago, IL

CME Group, in partnership with Efficient Capital Management and CAIA Association, invites you to our upcoming industry event.

Our keynote speaker, Larry Swedroe, Director of Research, and member of the firm’s Investment Policy Committee at Buckingham Strategic Wealth, will discuss the science of investing to reduce the risk of black swans and create efficient portfolios. Complimentary copies of his book, Reducing the Risk of Black Swans, will be given to attendees.

A panel discussion will follow with topics ranging from alternative risk premia, managed futures, variable risk premium, reinsurance and alternative lending risk premium.

The event includes two networking receptions. For more information, click here.

The Trading Show Chicago
May 8 and 9, 2019
Navy Pier, Chicago, IL

The event will have 5 streams of content addressing the most critical developments facing today’s traders, quants, data scientists, financial engineers, market regulators and the supporting vendor community. These streams are:

  • Automated Trading & HPC
  • Alternative Data & Quant
  • AI & Advanced Analytics
  • Cryptocurrencies & Exchange Technology
  • Blockchain

Keynote sessions will include: competitive strategies – harnessing new technologies to stay viable/ahead and state of the crypto market – how will the rise of cryptocurrencies impact portfolios, electronic trading desks and capital markets at large?

For more information, click here. Use promo code FULCRUM at checkout to save $165.


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