October 3, 2019 Alert

Hi all,

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

This Issue’s Topics:

  • Chicago-Kent: 11th Annual Conference on Futures and Derivatives
  • ACG Chicago: Sunrise Session Presented by CLA: Cloudy with a Chance of Tariffs and a Recession: 2020 Forecast
  • 100 Women in Finance: EDUCATION SESSION #1044: Current and Future Landscape in DC
  • Women in Listed Derivatives (WILD) Panel at FIA Expo Chicago: Women On Boards
  • ACG Chicago: NextGen Breakfast
  • Women in Listed Derivatives (WILD) Seeking 2020 Board Nominations


Chicago-Kent: 11th Annual Conference on Futures and Derivatives
Thursday, October 17, 2019, 8:00 A.M.-5:45 P.M.
Chicago-Kent College of Law, 565 W. Adams St., Chicago, IL

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, gaining access to leading professionals and earning CLE, CPE, CCB, CFE, and CSCP credit.

Conference highlights will include: Regulatory Changes and Other Developments from the NFA; Ethics: Investigations; Enforcement Panel; At the Intersection of Antitrust and Derivatives Law; Supervision; Cybersecurity; and Pushing the Envelope.

For more information, click here.

ACG Chicago: Sunrise Session Presented by CLA: Cloudy with a Chance of Tariffs and a Recession: 2020 Forecast
Thursday, October 24, 2019, 8:00-10:00 A.M.
ACG Chicago, 200 W. Monroe St., Chicago, IL

The outlook for 2020 is especially foggy with talk of an impending recession and all the churn around tariffs. Several signals show an increase in the likelihood of a slowdown, yet risk assets surged in the first half of this year… Meanwhile, surcharges and suppliers’ increasing costs caused by tariffs are expected to drive the price of raw materials and create a captive market for the next few years. Join us for an update on recession indicators, tariffs, and other factors that may impact how you invest and operate in 2020 and beyond.

At the end of this Sunrise Session, attendees will be able to:

  • Better understand the goal of tariffs, their likely impact on inflation, the current and near-term trade environment, and potential global quotas
  • Use economic indicators to guide 2020 planning
  • Identify strategies for staying competitive

Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions during the Sunrise Session.  To register, click here.

100 Women in Finance: EDUCATION SESSION #1044: Current and Future Landscape in DC
Monday, October 28, 2019, 4:30 P.M. (registration), 5:00 P.M. (event promptly begins)
Ernst & Young LLP, 155 N. Wacker Dr., 2nd Flr. Conference Center, Chicago, IL

The financial services industry is always alert to discussions in Washington, D.C. What are the top legislative issues likely to affect your firm? How might regulatory changes affect marketing and reporting to clients? Are there any changes in compliance looming on the horizon? Gain insights on the current political landscape and what’s next for Congress and the White House. Consider the impact of the 2020 election campaigns.

Bring your questions and delve into what’s top of mind for your firm and your clients. Share your perspective with colleagues as you network over drinks and snacks following the discussion.

To register, click here.

Women in Listed Derivatives (WILD) Panel at FIA Expo Chicago: Women On Boards
Wednesday, October 30, 2019, 3:30-4:30 P.M.
FIA Expo Innovator’s Pavilion at the Hilton Chicago Hotel, 720 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL

While studies have shown that diversity on Boards leads to better decision making and improved corporate performance, as of 2018, women made up only roughly 22% of Fortune 500 Boards and only 15% of the board seats at the top 200 companies in the S&P 500 were held by racial minorities. Though this represents an improvement over the last decade, and change is coming from new quarters such as the recent California mandate that all locally headquartered publicly traded companies have at least one female director by 2020, more must be done in order for Boards to be truly representative.

As the industry strives to promote diversity in their management and on their Boards, this panel will bring together current Board members and diversity experts to look at why more egalitarian Boards matter, strategies for improving Board culture and ways the industry can work together to create more balanced Boards.

Panelists: Diane Saucier a WILD Board Member and  Elizabeth Cook with CME Group.

To register, click here.

ACG Chicago: NextGen Breakfast
Friday, November 8, 2019, 8:00-10:00 A.M.
Rivers Restaurant, 30 S. Wacker Dr., Chicago, IL

Start off your Friday morning by networking with fellow NextGen dealmakers! All M&A professionals under the age of 40 are welcome to attend this breakfast.

Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) is the global community for M&A dealmakers and business leaders focused on driving growth. ACG Chicago provides unique access and unparalleled opportunities through local, regional & national events, publications and specialty networks.

To register, click here.


Women in Listed Derivatives (WILD) Seeking 2020 Board Nominations

WILD is currently accepting applications for the WILD Board of Directors.  It is currently looking for board member candidates who believe in their mission to highlight and learn from industry role models, encourage career development and support the advancement of women in listed and over the counter derivatives and are willing to be active in governance roles.

WILD Board members are responsible for WILD’s governance, as well as representing and advocating for its mission, program, and activities. Board members are responsible for advising, overseeing policy and direction, and assisting with the leadership and general promotion of WILD so as to support the organization’s mission and needs.

The term begins January 2020.  Self-nominations are welcome.  All nominations will be reviewed by the Nominating Committee, and candidates will be contacted by Nominating Committee members as part of the vetting process.

The nomination period will be open from now through October 18th.  Please email Cathey Curley at board@womeninlistedderivatives.org to request a Board of Directors application form.

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