October 24, 2019 Alert

Hi all,

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

This Issue’s Topics:

  • Coquest: 2020 CTA Challenge
  • FREE: Phillip Capital Group: 7th Annual Trading Asia Symposium
  • Washington DC Compliance Roundtable: Reg BI, Form CRS and Advisers Conduct Standards Webinar
  • FIA 35th Annual Futures & Options Expo
  • Interxion and euNetworks: FIA Drinks
  • 100 Women in Finance: FUNdraiser at Fulton Market Emporium
  • REMINDER: Pan Asian American Business Council and Global Cyber Security Initiative: Global Cyber Security Initiative (GCSI) Conference 2019
  • GCM Grosvenor: Small + Emerging Managers Conference (SEM) 2019

Opportunities:

Coquest: 2020 CTA Challenge

The CTA Challenge is a forum to recognize and showcase top performing managed futures programs. Evaluating performance is more than just finding a positive rate of return. The judging criteria will utilize both daily total risk adjusted returns and position based analysis over the course of the CTA Challenge.

The Challenge is open to all qualified CTAs and is seeking entries from both undiscovered talent and established managers. For those CTAs who are interested in participating in the 2020 CTA Challenge, please contact Coquest now to get your program registered. For more information, click here.

Events:

FREE: Phillip Capital Group: 7th Annual Trading Asia Symposium
Tuesday, October 29, 2019, 9:00 A.M.-2:00 P.M.
W Chicago, City Center, 172 W. Adams St., Chicago, IL

We, the World.

One year in, the trade war between the U.S. and China continues, and questions remain regarding the full impact on the markets. The world has not collapsed, but what will happen to interest rates in the long term? What will happen to the American and Chinese economies? What will the effect be for Asia and the world derivatives market? As trends continue toward polarizing worldviews and governments and a lull in the world economy, the key question to ask as traders is: Where are trading opportunities available right now?

Distinguished speaker Dr. Richard Sandor will provide insights into the impact of Asia on the world economy.  Our panels of speakers from the major Asia-focused exchanges (SGX, Bursa, HKEX, INX, JPX, KRX, TAIFEX and CME) will discuss their key developments and challenges on the Asian derivatives front.

For more information, click here.

Washington DC Compliance Roundtable (WDCCRT): Reg BI, Form CRS and Advisers Conduct Standards Webinar
Tuesday, October 29, 2019, 1:00-2:00 P.M.

This webinar will present an overview of recently issued SEC Reg BI, Form CRS and Advisers Conduct Standards. It is designed to provide clarity and practical tips with respect to application and compliance to Investment Advisers and Broker-Dealers.

Marina Baranovsky of Scitus Consulting LLC will moderate this presentation by Dilia Caballero of E*TRADE Financial Corporation and Nicole Kalajian of Stradley Ronon.  This webinar will be broadcast in a video mode and available for on-demand viewing for the registered participants after our live presentation.

To register, click here.

FIA 35th Annual Futures & Options Expo
October 29-31, 2019
Hilton Chicago, 720 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL

The Expo covers the cleared derivatives industry from end to end. Whether ground-breaking fintech startups in the Innovators Pavilion or leading voices analyzing the most pressing issues, the 35th Annual Futures & Options Expo is your destination to build partnerships, spot trends and define the future of our industry.

Spend your days at Expo gaining a fresh perspective on major issues and trends and getting practical training to help you meet the needs of our ever-evolving industry. Spend your evenings enjoying the company of new and old friends who share your passion for our markets.

This year’s agenda includes content streams designed to allow you to focus on a specific area of interest, including industry trends; legal and compliance; technology and operations; and, products. FIA is developing bonus programming on the trade show floor including training, presentations and discussions. Take a look below at this year’s schedule-at-a-glance and note the new times and dates for some of our key networking events.

For more information, click here.

Interxion and euNetworks: FIA Drinks
Tuesday, October 29, 2019, 5:00-8:00 P.M.
Virgin Hotels Chicago, 203 North Wabash Avenue, Chicago, IL

In Chicago for FIA?

This year, Interxion and euNetworks will be hosting our annual FIA drinks for the Capital Markets community at the magnificent Virgin Hotel Roof Terrace.

Join us for an evening of networking with your peers from both sides of the pond, while enjoying stunning views of the Chicago skyline over delicious drinks and canapes.

For more information, click here.

100 Women in Finance: FUNdraiser at Fulton Market Emporium
Tuesday, November 12, 2019, 5:00 P.M. (registration), 5:30 P.M. (event begins)
Fulton Market Emporium, 839 W Fulton Market, Chicago, IL

Jump into the fun of arcade games and a night out. Get lucky with amazing raffle prizes. Engage in fabulous conversations as you network with like-minded professionals over drinks and snacks.

Funds raised will benefit 100 Women in Finance’s Investing in the Next Generation Initiative and support aligned projects with global partner organizations. Tickets are $25 and may be purchased in advance and at the door.

To register, click here.

REMINDER: Pan Asian American Business Council and Global Cyber Security Initiative: Global Cyber Security Initiative (GCSI) Conference 2019
Wednesday, November 13, 2019, 9:00 A.M.-6:00 P.M.
Chicago-Kent College of Law at IIT, 565 West Adams Street, Chicago, IL

Global Cyber Security Initiative (GCSI), in partnership with the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT), Pan Asian American Business council (PAABC) and Convex Legal LLC are hosting the 2019 GCSI Cybersecurity Conference.

The conference begins with a Keynote speech and a panel discussion showcasing innovative solutions to the problems facing highly regulated industries. We are bringing more than 100 cybersecurity leaders, Senior Executives, C-Level Executives, CISOs, Compliance Specialists, and Security Officers for sessions focused on Cyber Security Planning, Strategy, Risk & Budgeting.

GCSI was organized in October 2016 to address the SEC and FINRA’s annual areas of concern for their member firms. Since then, GCSI expanded to include topics, such as controlling your cybersecurity budget and how to discreetly hire a CISO.

The GCSI expanded its focus to assist all highly regulated industries, including healthcare, insurance, finance, etc. Each month, we host events that bring together executives to discuss topics such as cybersecurity insurance, human engineering and more.

For more information, click here.

GCM Grosvenor: Small + Emerging Managers Conference (SEM) 2019
November 14 & 15, 2019
Fairmont Chicago Millennium Park Hotel, 200 N. Columbus Dr., Chicago, IL

Join GCM Grosvenor and 750+ industry colleagues to network and learn from a wide range of professionals who have come together with the common goal of raising the visibility of small, emerging, and diverse investment managers. This year’s conference will provide powerful opportunities for managers and investors to connect in a welcoming community of talented and experienced individuals.

The SEM Conference will continue its mission of raising the visibility of small, emerging, and diverse investment managers, while encouraging institutional investors to pursue inclusive investments. This large-scale event is geared for small, emerging, diverse, and women managers, interested investors, and their consultants.

Program elements include:

  • Investment strategy-specific tracks
  • Industry expert panel discussions
  • LP-only session
  • Open-format networking
  • Beyond investments sessions

For more information, click here.

Scroll to top