2017 Commodities, Futures and Derivatives Symposium

June 19-21, 2017
 
Hotel: Club Quarters Central Loop - 111 W Adams St
 
Monday, June 19, 2017
 
Light lunch and Speakers
William Blair & Company – 222 West Adams St
 
Noon                           Lunch Served
 
1:00 pm                       Conference Welcome
                                    William Blair & Company
 
1:00 – 4:30 pm           Speakers
 

1:00 – 1:45 pm   
   
2:15 – 2:30 pm            Break
 
2:30 – 2:55 pm            Active Investing in the Energy Sector
                                    Jeff Wakelin
                                    MFS Asset Investment Management
 
3:00 – 3:25 pm            Benefits of Diversification into Commodities/Managed Futures
James Perry, Maples Financial Services
 
3:30 – 3:55 pm            Flexibility and Features of Listed Option Markets
Kevin Baldwin
Option Industry Council
  
Tuesday, Jun 20, 2017
 
Breakfast, Trade Floor Tour, Luncheon and Speakers
Chicago Board Options Exchange – 400 S. La Salle St
 
7:45 am                       Arrive at CBOE
 
8:30 – 9:45 am            Primer on Options Strategies
                                    Kevin Davitt, The Options Institute, CBOE
 
9:45 am                       Break
 
10:00 – 11:15 am        Primer on Options Strategies 
David Jennings, Bridgeway Capital Management
Matt Moran, CBOE
 
11:15 – 11:50 am        CBOE Floor Tour
  
11:50 – 12:30 pm        Lunch Break
 
12:30 – 3:00 pm         Speakers
 
12:30 – 12:55 pm          New Rules, New Tools: Using Antitrust Laws to Break Banks’ Pricey Stranglehold on US Financial Markets
John Dominguez & Carol Gilden, Cohen Milstein
 
1:05 – 1:30 pm            Commodity Market Update
                                    David Donora, Columbia Threadneedle
 
1:35 – 2:00 pm            What Happened to My Commodities Investment?
Tim Rudderow, Mount Lucas Management LP
 
2:00-2:20                     Break
 
2:20 – 3:05 pm            Implementing Volatility Strategies
Moderator: Paul Stephens, CBOE
Carlos Chujoy, Employees Retirement System of Texas
Paul R.T. Johnson, Jr., State Universities Retirement System of Illinois
Tony Becker, Argentiere Capital
 
3:10 – 3:35  pm           Foreign Financial Litigation--Litigating Successfully Abroad
Olav Haazen, Grant & Eisenhofer
 
6:00 pm                       Evening Event – Chicago Cubs vs San Diego Padres
 
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
 
Breakfast your own
Speakers and Closing Lunch
Chicago Mercantile Exchange – 20 South Wacker Drive
 
9:00 – 10:30 am          Welcome
David Lerman, CME
 
10:30 – 10:45 am        Break
 
10:45 – 11:45 am        Fixed Income – How Plan Sponsors Use Treasury Futures
                                    David Gibbs
                                    CME
 
11:45 – 1:00 pm          Networking Lunch
 
Sponsors/Speakers:
William Blair
Invesco
MFS Investment Management
CME
CBOE
Cohen Milstein
Columbia Threadneedle
Mount Lucas Management LP
Grant and Eisenhofer
Bridgeway Capital
Argentière Capital