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Expo 2017 Program

October 17-19, 2017 // Hilton Chicago // Chicago, Illinois

* Program subject to change

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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

6:00 PM

Opening Reception

City Winery
1200 W Randolph Street
Chicago, IL 60607

Let's uncork Expo with a bang! Come join business associates, colleagues and friends at the City Winery.

An RSVP is not necessary, however you must be pre-registered for Expo under a qualified* registration category before Friday, October 13 in order to appear on the guest list. Walk-ups will only be accommodated on space-available basis. *Qualified registration categories include: Speakers, Press, Board, Full Conference, Single Day and Trade Show Plus. NOTE: Trade Show Only delegates must upgrade to Trade Show Plus to attend.

Getting there:

Transportation will NOT be provided. City Winery is located three blocks from the Morgan stop on the "L" at the corner of W Racine and W Randolph. Valet parking is available at the restaurant for $13 per car, or free if you are a VinoFile Premier member. 

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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

8:00 AM

Registration Opens

8th Street Lobby Level Registration Area & Lower Level Registration Area

Stop by the registration desk to get your B3 badge and CME Group tote bag filled with Expo materials before heading into the first session.

Sponsored by:

8:45 AM

Opening Remarks

Grand Ballroom

Speaker:
Walt Lukken, President & Chief Executive Officer, FIA

9:00 AM

Fireside Chat: CFTC Commissioners

Grand Ballroom

Rostin Behnam and Brian Quintenz will join FIA president and CEO Walt Lukken in a fireside chat at their first FIA conference since being sworn in as Commissioners of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission. In addition to learning more about their respective backgrounds, the Expo audience will also hear the Commissioners share their thoughts on regulatory reform in the past decade since the financial crisis, cross-border challenges and the relationship between regulators and industry.

Interviewer:
Walt Lukken, President & Chief Executive Officer, FIA

Speakers:
Rostin Behnam, Commissioner, Commodity Futures Trading Commission
Brian Quintenz, Commissioner, Commodity Futures Trading Commission

9:30 AM

Exchange Leaders: Responding to the Evolving Landscape

Grand Ballroom

In an ever-evolving landscape, today’s exchanges continue to adapt to meet the challenges of regulatory change, competitive pressures and developing business models. This panel brings together the heads of the world’s leading exchanges to discuss topical issues impacting the growth of the listed derivatives marketplace and how their organizations are responding.

Chair:
Edward Pla, Managing Director, Global Head of Clearing & Execution, UBS

Speakers:
Thomas Book, Chief Executive Officer, Eurex
Terry Duffy, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, CME Group
Adena Friedman, President & Chief Executive Officer, Nasdaq
Jeff Sprecher, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Intercontinental Exchange
Ed Tilly, Chief Executive Officer, Chicago Board Options Exchange

10:00 AM

Exhibit Hall Opens

Lower Level, Trade Show Floor - Green /Blue/ Silver Exhibit Halls

Current 2017 Exhibitor List

10:45 AM

Networking Break

Continental Foyer, Lobby Level

11:15 AMConcurrent Session

CCPs – New Regimes for Resiliency, Recovery and Resolution

Continental A

As the role and systemic importance of CCPs has increased, regulators have taken action to ensure clearinghouses are resilient and that there are roadmaps for a CCP’s recovery and potential resolution. Panelists will discuss the recently issued guidance from CPMI-IOSCO and the FSB on CCP Resilience, Recovery and Resolution and the European Commission’s proposal on CCP Recovery and Resolution. Have these standards and proposals changed the way CCPs will operate and what impact are they having on clearing members and end users? Where did the standards and proposals get it right, and where did they go too far or not far enough? 

Chair:
Jackie Mesa, Senior Vice President, Global Policy, FIA

Speakers:
Ruth Arnould, Director & Assistant General Counsel, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Lee Betsill, Managing Director, Chief Risk Officer, CME Group
Matteo Farina, EU Head of Prime Services Risk, Goldman Sachs
Martin Pluves, Chief Executive Officer, LCH
Kirsten Robbins, Associate Chief Counsel, Division of Clearing & Risk, Commodity Futures Trading Commission

11:15 AMConcurrent Session

L&C: Hot Topics

Continental B

CLE Pending

This panel will discuss pressing issues being addressed by the Law and Compliance Division. From recordkeeping and audit rules, to risk disclosures, and ongoing regulatory dialogues concerning OCR and position limits, you will leave this panel up to speed on the key regulatory developments and L&C work streams.

Chair:
Tammy Botsford, Executive Director & Assistant General Counsel, J.P. Morgan

Speakers:
Patricia Donahue, Senior Vice President, Chief Compliance Officer & Regulatory Counsel, Rosenthal Collins Group
Kim Johns, Vice President & Associate General Counsel, Goldman Sachs
Neal Kumar, Associate, Willkie Farr & Gallagher
Matthew Lisle, Vice President, Futures Chief Compliance Officer, ABN AMRO Clearing
Mike Sorrell, Assistant General Counsel, FIA

11:15 AMConcurrent Session

Meet the Innovators

Continental C

Five fintech startups will present their products to a panel of judges and compete to win an award from FIA. The five startups will be selected from the FIA Innovators Pavilion, a special part of FIA Expo dedicated to showcasing new technology. Each firm will have just five minutes to describe the main features of their products and explain their relevance to the derivatives markets, and then answer questions from our panel of expert judges.

Chair:
Matt Haraburda, President, XR Trading

Judges:
Catherine Clay, Global Head of Information Solutions, Chicago Board Options Exchange
Rob Creamer, President & Chief Executive Officer, Geneva Trading, and Chairman, FIA Principal Traders Group
Jan Bart de Boer, Chief Commercial Officer, ABN AMRO Clearing
Jared Delaney-Smith, Vice President, NEXT Investors
Gary Offner, Head, Nasdaq Ventures
Scott Rose, Co-Chair, Business and Finance Committee, Hyde Park Angels

Innovators:
Paul Kanitra, Founder & President, Peak Soil Indexes
David Potere, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, TellusLabs
James Shinn, Chief Executive Officer, Predata
Asaf Somekh, Chief Executive Officer, iguazio
Steve Toland, Founder, TransFICC

12:30 PM

Keynote Lunch

Grand Ballroom

Investigative journalist, Pulitzer Prize winner and current associate editor of the Washington Post, Bob Woodward, will give the keynote luncheon address at Expo 2017.  Join us as Woodward pulls the curtain back on Donald Trump’s presidency, putting the 45th president in context and addressing what is going on behind the scenes and what to expect.

 

Speaker:
Bob Woodward, Two-Time Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist and Associate Editor, Washington Post

2:00 PMConcurrent Session

Future of the FCM

Continental A

This panel will examine key issues shaping the development of the listed and cleared derivatives industry and assess the evolving roles of the FCM. As regulatory, financial and operational issues continue to take effect, FCMs will discuss the emerging approaches to finding solutions to what ultimately are collective challenges. How can non-bank FCMs compete and what lessons have been learned from the major events of recent years?

Chair:
Sanjay Kannambadi, Partner, Oliver Wyman

Speakers:
Eric Aldous, Managing Director, Global Head, Clearing Services & Futures, RBC Capital Markets
John Dlubac, Director, Prime Derivative Services, Credit Suisse Securities
Matthias Graulich, Head of Cross Market Strategy, Deutsche Boerse, and Member of the Executive Board, Eurex Clearing
Mark Phelps, Managing Director, Sales & Marketing, G.H. Financials
Nick Solinger, President, FIA Tech

2:00 PMConcurrent Session

L&C: MiFID Legal Issues for U.S. Firms

Continental B

CLE Pending

Firms are focused on Europe with January 2018 just around the corner. Join us for a session that will discuss legal issues and solutions regarding the upcoming MiFID II requirements, with a special emphasis on the U.S. FCM perspective.

Chair:
Michelle Broom, Executive Director, Risk Management Group, Compliance, Macquarie Group; and Swap Dealer Chief Compliance Officer, Macquarie Bank Limited, Macquarie Energy

Speakers:
Blake Brockway, Assistant General Counsel & Vice President, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Nathaniel Lalone, Partner, Katten Muchin Rosenman UK
Mitja Siraj, Vice President of Legal, Europe, FIA
Ray Tubridy, Senior Vice President, North American Operations & Clearing Manager, Macquarie Futures

2:00 PMConcurrent Session

A New Era for Post-Trade Technology

Continental C

Evolving post-trade technology is changing the back office as the industry heralds an era of greater automation and clearing firms continue to look to providers for new solutions that deliver cost savings and operations efficiencies. In this landscape, is blockchain a realistic solution?

Chair:
Christopher Rigg, Principal, Traded Products, Capital Markets, IT Advisory Services Practice, Ernst & Young

Speakers:
Erik Barry, Director, Prime Derivative Services, Credit Suisse Securities
Andres Choussy, Head of Trade & Portfolio Management, NEX Optimisation
Arjun Jayaram, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Baton Systems
Silvio Oliviero, Chief Executive Officer, Agency Trading & Processing, ION
John Omahen, Senior Vice President, Product Management, Post Trade Derivatives, FIS
Patrick Tessier, Chief Operating Officer, Cinnober Client Clearing

2:00 PMConcurrent Session

InfoXchange: Huishang Futures

Buckingham

(Open to all Expo delegates, including trade-show only) 

The New China-U.S. Futures Investment and Cooperation Opportunities

Huishang Futures is introducing the Crude Oil Futures Contract of Shanghai International Energy Exchange (INE). This contract is China’s first futures contract to be available to foreign participants, which will innovate the crude oil market—providing new opportunities for global price discovery, trading and risk management.

Join us to discuss the details of the contract and the rules, how you can participate, implications for the crude oil market, investment and cooperation opportunities, and ask Huishang Futures & the Ceres Team any questions you may have.

 

 

Speakers:
Xin Kang, Chief Operating Officer, Huishang Futures
David Nealis, President, Ceres Ltd.
Xiaoling (Joyce) Jiang, Marketing Manager, Huishang Futures

3:15 PM

Networking Break

Continental Foyer, Lobby Level

3:45 PMConcurrent Session

The Cross-Border Reach of European Regulation

Continental A

In a global industry, developments in one region can have a substantial impact on others. While drafted to create new rules for financial markets in Europe, the reach of MiFID II goes beyond the region’s borders, impacting market participants in other jurisdictions. As the listed derivatives industry struggles to meet the implementation deadline for this new set of regulations, the UK’s decision to leave the European Union is further complicating how firms across the globe will conduct business, where they will locate their operations and how they will access trading venues and clearinghouses in Europe. This panel will assess the industry’s approaches and options for business in Europe.

Chair:
Jerome Kemp, Global Head of Citi Futures, Clearing & Collateral, Citigroup Global Markets

Speakers:
John Dabbs, Global Head of Prime Derivatives Services, Credit Suisse Securities
Chris Edmonds, Senior Vice President, Financial Markets, Intercontinental Exchange
Gareth Old, Partner, Clifford Chance
Christopher Plotner, North America Head, Global Execution Services, ABN AMRO Clearing
Simon Puleston Jones, Head of Europe, FIA

3:45 PMConcurrent Session

L&C: Latest Enforcement Developments

Continental B

CLE Pending

This session will provide perspective on enforcement issues affecting market participants trading on regulated derivatives markets. Presenters will discuss emerging CFTC and enforcement trends around market abuse and market misconduct rules.

Chair:
Gary DeWaal, Special Counsel, Katten Muchin Rosenman

Speakers:
Jason Fusco, Assistant General Counsel, Market Regulation, ICE Futures U.S.
Harris Kay, Officer, Greensfelder Hemker & Gale
Jonathan Marcus, Of Counsel, Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom
Renato Mariotti, Partner, Thompson Coburn
Steve Schweitzer, Senior Director, Regional Head of Enforcement, CME Group

3:45 PMConcurrent Session

Machine Learning & AI: The Trading of the Future?

Continental C

The concept of ‘Artificial Intelligence’ has been around for some time with research dating back to the 1950s. Today, AI is playing a role in all areas of life, with machine learning, cognitive computing, chat-bots and robo-advisors impacting everything from how we run our homes to how we pick our investments. As advances continue, what impact does this technology have on the financial industry and derivatives trading in particular – what is the truth behind the hype?

Chair:
Rob Creamer, President & Chief Executive Officer, Geneva Trading, and Chairman, FIA Principal Traders Group

Speakers:
Bill Dague, Director, Machine Intelligence & Data Science, Nasdaq
Cris Doloc, PhD, Chief Executive Officer, Algomex, and Lecturer, University of Chicago
Scott Hesse, Natural Language Data Scientist, Amenity Analytics
John Kain, Capital Markets Business Development, Amazon Web Services
Luca Lin, Partner, Domeyard
Nader Shwayhat, Chief Executive Officer, GreenKey Technologies

4:00 PM

Taste of Expo Exhibit Hall Reception

Lower Level, Trade Show Floor - Green /Blue/ Silver Exhibit Halls

The Chicago trading community's must-attend event! Unwind and take advantage of the best networking hours of the year during the annual Taste of Expo! Join us from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. for drinks and snacks courtesy of the Expo 2017 exhibitors. Find out what everyone is offering on the conference mobile app.

6:00 PM

Exhibit Hall Closes

6:00 PM

CME Group Reception

Venue SIX10
610 S. Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605

CME Group invites you to a special networking reception at nearby Venue SIX10. You must be pre-registered for Expo under a qualified registration category before Tuesday, October 17 in order to appear on the guest list.

Sponsored by:

Thursday, October 19, 2017

8:00 AM

Registration Opens

8th Street Lobby Level Registration Area & Lower Level Registration Area

Stop by the registration desk to get your B3 badge and CME Group tote bag filled with Expo materials before heading into the first session.

Sponsored by:

8:45 AM

Keynote Address

Continental A

Capital Markets Regulation in the Trump Administration

Craig Phillips will provide an update from the Treasury on the Administration’s priorities in financial system and capital markets regulatory reform. Mr. Phillips will outline the policies that the Treasury has published in its reports to the President pursuant to Executive Order 13722 on Core Principles Regulating the Financial System. Topics will cover banking and capital markets regulations and important elements impacting market liquidity and U.S. market leadership.

Speaker:
Craig Phillips, Counselor to the Secretary, U.S. Department of the Treasury

9:15 AMConcurrent Session

Washington Outlook

Continental A

Hear from industry and Washington insiders regarding the impact of Washington politics on regulation, legislation and our industry. As the changes brought about by the current U.S. Administration continue to be put in place across a number of regulatory agencies, this panel will assess developments and the potential for further transformation. Ten years on from the start of the financial crisis, is it time to review the regulatory change that followed?

Chair:
Walt Lukken, President & Chief Executive Officer, FIA

Speakers:
Alex Albert, Vice President, Government Affairs, Intercontinental Exchange
John Feehery, Partner, EFB Advocacy
Linda Rich, Senior Managing Director, Government Relations, CME Group
Jill Sommers, Senior Advisor, Patomak Global Partners
Michael Stein, Managing Director, Global Head of Government Relations, Morgan Stanley

9:15 AMConcurrent Session

Cryptocurrencies & ETD

Continental B

Until very recently, the listed derivatives industry has been an interested onlooker in the nascent bitcoin trading market. Now, exchanges are developing listed products to reflect the growing appetite for cryptocurrencies and regulators are agreeing strategies to oversee this market. This panel will review the opportunities that lie ahead.

Chair:
Don Wilson, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, DRW

Speakers:
Mike Belshe, Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer, BitGo
Bobby Cho, Trader, Cumberland Mining, a DRW Company
Juthica Chou, Co-Founder, President & Chief Risk Officer, LedgerX
Michael Mollet, Director of Product Development, Chicago Board Options Exchange
Adam White, Managing Director, Global Digital Asset Exchange, Coinbase

9:15 AMConcurrent Session

Training Workshop: Disruptive Trading Practices in an E-World

Buckingham

Spoofing, layering, flipping, banging the close, quote stuffing, wash trades and inappropriate use of liquidity schemes…this session will discuss trading practices that are being carefully scrutinized by regulators around the world. Speakers will discuss trading behaviors most likely to bring regulatory action against individuals and firms and give examples of recent cases.

Chair:
Gary DeWaal, Special Counsel, Katten Muchin Rosenman

Speakers:
Harris Kay, Officer, Greensfelder Hemker & Gale
Vito Naimoli, Senior Manager, Market Regulation, ICE Futures U.S.
Lyndon Richards, Executive Director, Compliance, J.P. Morgan
Andrew Vrabel, Executive Director, Global Investigations, CME Group

10:00 AM

Exhibit Hall Opens

Lower Level, Trade Show Floor - Green /Blue/ Silver Exhibit Halls

Current 2017 Exhibitor List

10:15 AM

Networking Break

Continental Foyer

10:45 AMConcurrent Session

CCP Leaders – Staying Strong and Stable

Continental A

Leaders from major clearinghouses across the globe will set out key issues on their agenda as the implementation of regulatory change continues to shape their operations. How are they seeking to meet requirements to ensure the stability of CCP structures? How will Brexit impact them? What new opportunities and challenges do they see ahead?

Chair:
Jan Bart De Boer, Chief Commercial Officer, ABN AMRO Clearing

Speakers:
Sunil Cutinho, President, CME Clearing, CME Group
Michael Davie, Global Head of Rates, LCH
Eric Mueller, Chief Executive Officer, Eurex Clearing
Hester Serafini, President & Chief Operating Officer, ICE Clear U.S.
Scot Warren, Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer, OCC

10:45 AMConcurrent Session

Maintaining Effective and Efficient Commodities Markets

Continental B

Commodity derivatives operate with their own unique set of market dynamics. However, a number of factors more often associated with financial products are impacting how those markets function today and will do in the future. How can commodity derivatives users and providers best respond to such challenges as: regulatory requirements under MiFID II in Europe; a trend of rising correlation; and the increasingly critical role of benchmarks? What will be the impact of volatility concerns and the changing equilibrium of market participants on the continued success of effective and efficient tools for managing exposure to commodity markets? 

Chair:
Craig Pirrong, Professor of Finance, Bauer College of Business, University of Houston

Speakers:
Trabue Bland, President, ICE Futures U.S.
Adrian Farnham, Chief Executive Officer, LME Clear
Tom Kadlec, President, ADM Investor Services
Derek Sammann, Senior Managing Director, Global Head of Commodities & Options Products, CME Group

10:45 AMConcurrent Session

Liquidity: What's all the Fuss?

Continental C

Liquidity is the life blood of a successful market that efficiently meets the needs of its users. But who are the key providers of liquidity and what are the key factors determining the level of liquidity within a given market? This panel will assess the role of liquidity providers in today's markets and whether changes in market structure, regulation and technology are impacting that role and, in turn, market quality.

Chair:
Jim Overdahl, Partner, Delta Strategy Group

Speakers:
Neal Brady, Chief Executive Officer, Eris Exchange
Andrew Busch, Chief Market Intelligence Officer, Commodity Futures Trading Commission
Matt Carpenter, Head of New York Office, XR Trading
Steve Crutchfield, Head of Market Structure, CTC Trading Group
Jeff Ollada, Managing Director, Futures Division, Mizuho Securities

10:45 AMConcurrent Session

Training Workshop: Trading Fundamentals for Electronic Traders

Buckingham

This session is designed to prepare market participants to trade electronically with a focus on exchange rules. The panel starts with the basics of electronic trading including contract specifications, contract expiration conduct, trader IDs, and messaging policies. Speakers will then address areas where exchange sanctions are common such as position limits, pre-execution communication, test trades, position transfers and recordkeeping requirements.

Chair:
Ben Morof, Associate General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer, Teza Technologies

Speakers:
Keith Fishe, Managing Partner, TradeForecaster Global Markets
Neal Kumar, Associate, Willkie Farr & Gallagher
Tom Mallers, Director of Compliance, Rosenthal Collins Group
Kurt Windeler, Senior Director, Market Regulation, Intercontinental Exchange

12:00 PM

Networking Lunch

Lower Level, Trade Show Floor - Green /Blue/ Silver Exhibit Halls

1:00 PMConcurrent Session

Liquidity at the CCP

Continental A

While significant regulatory focus has been placed on CCP capital and margining requirements, arguably less focus has been on ensuring CCPs have sufficient liquidity in stressed market environments. This is a particular concern since CCPs are likely to hold large amounts of collateral that may or may not be liquid in a stressed market. This session will provide an overview of how clearing members ensure sufficient liquidity obligations are met and how CCPs approach liquidity risk, including how liquidity has been used to deal with counterparty credit and default risk. Panelists will also debate whether CCPs have sufficient liquidity to meet their obligations in a timely manner and the role of central bank liquidity facilities.

Chair:
Robert Cox, Vice President & Senior Policy Advisor, Financial Markets, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

Speakers:
Lee Betsill, Managing Director, Chief Risk Officer, CME Group
Thomas Gillis, Managing Director, Wells Fargo
Gareth Jones, Chief Operating Officer, DTCC-Euroclear Global Collateral
Ketan Patel, Head of Group Credit and Quantitative Analysis & Deputy Group Head of Risk Management, Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing
Chris Perkins, Global Head of OTC Clearing, Citigroup Global Markets

1:00 PMConcurrent Session

Equity Options

Continental B

This panel of equity options professionals will look at the challenges and opportunities shaping the development of the marketplace, including the impact of the leverage ratio on position netting; market structure questions such as speed bumps, auctions, retail protections; and the CAT funding proposal. As we look forward, what can be done to improve market participation from all users? As a new exchange floor opens, what is the ideal market structure, and what benefits do exchanges providing equities and options bring to the market?

Chair:
Paul Jiganti, Managing Director Options Business Development, IMC

Speakers:
Edward Boyle, Chief Executive Officer, BOX Options Exchange
JJ Kinahan, Chief Market Strategist, TD Ameritrade
Ben Londergan, President, Dash Financial
Andrew Schultz, Head of Strategic Options Business, Susquehanna International Group
Ronald Veith, Compliance Director, J.P. Morgan

1:00 PMConcurrent Session

MiFID II and The Impact on U.S. Trading Firms

Continental C

While drafted to regulate financial markets in Europe, MiFID II’s impact is far reaching. This panel will focus on how MiFID II, and its transposition into individual countries’ law, affects U.S. firms accessing European trading venues. What will MiFID II requirements around direct electronic access and algorithmic trading mean for U.S. firms which provide access to those markets, or actively trade derivatives instruments listed on those venues? Who has the responsibility to report a transaction and what information needs to be sent to a venue for reporting purposes? With less than three months until go-live on January 3rd, what still needs to be done, and what lessons will global regulators takeaway from MiFID II?

Chair:
Greg Wood, Senior Vice President, Global Industry Operations & Technology, FIA

Speakers:
Andrew Gibbins, Director, Product & Marketing Strategy EU, Asia-Pac, Trading Technologies
Jennifer Han, Associate General Counsel, Managed Funds Association
Jasper Jorritsma. Senior Policy Advisor, Capital Markets, Strategy, Policy & International Affairs, Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets
Jeffrey Ramsey, Managing Director & General Counsel, Geneva Trading
Vassiliki Veliou, Head of Market Structure and Regulation, Eurex
Matthew VosBurgh, Vice President, Regulatory Execution Compliance, Barclays

2:15 PMConcurrent Session

The Geography of Innovation: Which City Is Best Positioned to Support Capital Markets Fintech? A Transatlantic Debate

Continental A

Fintech startups are springing up all over the world, but certain locations are emerging as the centers for developing next-gen technologies in capital markets.  What are the key ingredients of a successful fintech ecosystem?  Daniel Gorfine, the chief innovation officer of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, will give opening remarks on the next phase of LabCFTC and the agency's transformation into a 21st century regulator. Then a panel of experts from fintech incubators, venture capital investors and public sector entities will debate the pros and cons of the leading fintech hubs in Europe and the U.S. and share their views on the boom in fintech startups. 

Chair:
Daniel Gorfine, Director, LabCFTC, & Chief Innovation Officer, Commodity Futures Trading Commission

Speakers:
Brendan Bradley, Co-Founder, Seismic Foundry
Jean Donnelly, Executive Director, Fintech Sandbox
Jennifer O'Rourke, Illinois Blockchain Business Liaison, State of Illinois
Stephan Rienartz, Head of Product Development Lab, Deutsche Boerse
Kyle Zasky, Partner, SenaHill Partners

2:15 PMConcurrent Session

Interest Rate Benchmarks: Looking to the Future

Continental B

New interest rate benchmarks are emerging in response to calls from global regulators to identify alternatives to the long-standing Libor rate. A broad Treasuries repo financing rate was recommended by the New York Fed’s Alternative Reference Rate Committee (ARRC) for U.S. dollar derivatives this summer and exchanges are already preparing to roll out new contracts based on this rate. This panel will review timelines for adoption; the impact on exchanges and clearinghouses; and the status of similar efforts in other market centers. 

Chair:
Greg Todd, Managing Director & Associate General Counsel, Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Speakers:
Finbarr Hutcheson, President, ICE Clear Europe
Agha Mirza, Managing Director, Global Head of Interest Rate Products, CME Group
Sayee Srinivasan, Senior Economic Advisor, Commodity Futures Trading Commission
Philip Whitehurst, Head of Service Development, FX & Rates Derivatives, LCH SwapClear

2:15 PMConcurrent Session

Trading Ingenuity

Continental C

The need for speed to achieve competitive advantage is diminishing as other new technologies capture the attention of the trading community. In addition, the demand for risk management tools has never been greater. This panel will discuss innovative new technologies that traders are using to find trading opportunities and manage risk. 

Chair:
Bob Fitzsimmons, Managing Director, Wedbush Securities

Speakers:
Rob D’Arco, Chief Executive Officer, Rival Systems
Ian Grieves, Director, Product Management, Vela
Ciaran Kennedy, Chief Sales Officer, Metamako
Christopher Plotner, North America Head, Global Execution Services, ABN AMRO Clearing
Chris Zuehlke, Director of Front Office Technology, DRW

2:15 PMConcurrent Session

Training Workshop: Off-Exchange Trading: Blocks & EFRPs

Buckingham

This session drills down on specific off-exchange trading concepts and will cover the fundamentals of block trades and exchange-for-related positions and rules related to off-exchange trading activity. Topics include client suitability, client consent, size criteria, pricing, and reporting and documentation requirements. It will also include a discussion of the FIA EFRP Agreement. Speakers will highlight areas where they see the most problems.

Chair:
Maureen Guilfoile, Executive Director & Associate General Counsel, CME Group

Speakers:
Erik Haas, Director, Market Regulation, ICE Futures U.S.
Robert Sniegowski, Executive Director, Rules & Regulatory Outreach, CME Group

3:30 PM

Networking Break

Continental Foyer

4:00 PMConcurrent Session

FIA Operations Americas Presents: Operational Risk and Response

Continental A

In today’s trading ecosystem, what are common operational risks and appropriate firm responses? This panel will look at scenarios specific to the current market set up, explore worst cases and discuss best practices. Panelists from across all areas of the industry will discuss how to address challenges associated with meeting regulatory requirements, maintaining global operational expertise, managing options trade processing as well as establishing business continuity and succession plans. Audience suggested scenarios and interactions are welcome.

Chair:
Jessica Darmoni, Business & Technology Analyst, Hehmeyer Trading + Investments, and Founder, The Title Connection

Speakers:
Scott Andersen, Vice President, Futures & Options and OTC Clearing Client Service, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Mercedes Hennessy, Manager of Product Planning, FIS
Stephen Marx, Director, Citigroup Global Markets
Brian Sayers, Senior Director, Clearing Operations, CME Group
Kurt Windeler, Senior Director, Market Regulation, Intercontinental Exchange

4:00 PMConcurrent Session

Open Source Meets Quant Trading

Continental C

Modern technologies are making it possible for anyone to build, test and deploy their own quant trading strategy. Essential resources for developing trading algorithms are available online for free, including coding platforms, historical data sets and back-testing tools. At the same time, institutional investors are exploring new ways to crowd-source their investment strategies by tapping into a growing number of independent quant traders around the world. This panel will feature several of these emerging quant trading platforms and discuss the opportunities they create for both new traders and seasoned veterans.

Chair:
Joe Signorelli, Managing Partner, RCM Risk Advisors

Speakers:
Jared Broad, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, QuantConnect
Martin Froehler, Chief Executive Officer, Quantiacs
Andrew Keane, Global Head, Listed Derivatives Algo Trading, Citigroup Global Markets
Morgan Slade, Chief Executive Officer, CloudQuant

4:00 PMConcurrent Session

Training Workshop: CFTC Risk Management Training Requirements

Buckingham

CFTC Rule 1.11 requires FCMs to provide annual training for finance, treasury, operations, regulatory, compliance, settlement and other relevant officers and employees. This course is designed to cover required training topics such as segregation requirements, notice requirements, procedures for reporting suspected breaches of risk management policies and procedures, and the consequences of failing to comply. 

Chair:
Janet McCormick, Executive Director & Compliance Officer, Mizuho Securities

Speakers:
Stephen Obie, Partner, Jones Day
Dale Spoljaric, Managing Director, Compliance, National Futures Association

4:00 PM

Exhibit Hall Closes

5:15 PM

Panel Sessions Conclude

6:30 PM

FIA Cares Great Chicago Steak Out Dinner Reception (Ticket Required)