FOW Trading Chicago


Swissotel, Chicago, USA

28 Jun 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Event Overview  


FOW and John Lothian News are excited to announce Trading Chicago, a specialist event aimed at CTAs, props and hedge funds in the US derivatives market. 

Join over 250 delegates from the local, regional and international CTA, prop and hedge fund community for a range of panel discussions covering the US derivatives market, Ted style talks and a debate on the future of Dodd-Frank.

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to hear expert speakers and network with key industry players at the event.

The event is free to attend for CTAs, props and hedge funds.

For all events enquiries please contact William Mitting on will.mitting@globalinvestorgroup.com.

 Current attendees:

Job title Company
PM Coatbridge Capital
President Abrams Trading Group, Inc
Trader Traditum
Managing Director Agne Asset Mgmt LLC
Marketing and Communications Specialist DRW
Trader Gelber Group
Director of Sales & Marketing Deltix
President Americas Itiviti
Head of Rates Desk Akuna Capital
Trader Otrade
Strategic Research, Senior Product Manager Itiviti
Director Global Client Services and Head of Asia Pacific Business Development CBOE
Principal Alpha Z Advisors LLC
Shareholder Vedder Price
Corporate Sales & Marketing Analyst RJOBrien
CEO Arnowitz Financial Services
Managing Director Wedbush Securities 
Trader RCG
Relationship Manager RCM Alternatives
Features Editor and Economist Modern Trader and Finalternatives
Partner Prime Trading, LLC
Quant Trader Belvedere Trading
Director PULSe Sales CBOE
Chief Marketing Officer itiviti
Account Manager, Interest Rate Derivatives & Client Solutions Group TMX | Montréal Exchange
Options portfolio manager BCM, llc
trader Tenzan Capital
Director RCM Alternatives
VP Marketing  Option City
Business Development Como Asset Management
Director, Marketing & Product Management CQG
Partner RSM
Trader Brogan & Brogan LLC
Trader Brogan & Brogan LLC
Trader Brogan & Brogan LLC
Senior Director FX & Metals Sales ICE
Senior Trader SMB Trading
PM Coatbridge Capital
Principal Zai Arts
Senior Sales Manager Itiviti
Director Wells Fargo Securities
Sr. VP Wedbush Securities 
Helpdesk Manager Wolwerine Execution Services
Senior Policy Advisor Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
Director DASH Financial Technologies 
CCO & General Counsel Belvedere Trading LLC
Editor in Chief Modern Trader
Analyst Hightower report
CEO Alpha Z Advisors LLC
Business Development Manager, Derivatives Fidessa
Business Development  Option City
Trader / Portfolio Manager Hehmeyer
Head of Market Structure CTC
Managing Director of Business development Dash Financial Technologies 
CEO Rival Systems
Managing Member Equity Risk Control Group LLC
Managing Director Fearless Revival LLC
Controller Belvedere Trading LLC
President Prime Trading, LLC
CEO and Co-founder OptionsCity
Managing Director CBIZ
Co-Head of Business Development Global Investor Group
Managing Director OASIS
Manager, Trader MMspire Trading Company
Senior Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer OCC
Trader MMspire Trading Company
Special Counsel Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
Assistant Professor of Finance and Statistics  Illinois Institute of Technology
Managing Director, OTC FX & Rates INTL FCStone Markets, LLC
Managing Director of Business Development DASH Financial Technologies 
Senior Vice President Buy-Side Fixed Income Sales – Americas Eurex
CCO Jump Trading
Head of US Prime Sales ABN AMRO Clearing Chicago
Marketing Specialist  CQG
Trader John Patrick Fahey
Quant Trader Akuna Capital
President Deltix
Analyst R.J. O'Brien and Associates
VP Alternative Assets RJO / RMB Group
Founder Xenon Capital
Partner TFGM LLC
Global Business Development-Options Jump Trading
Chief Operating Officer Straits Financial Managed Futures LLC
Vice President Northern Trust
Business Development  Option City
Head of Risk Management IMC
EVP SmartStream Technologies
Head of Marketing, Americas Itiviti
Business Development  Option City
Risk/BizDev Belvedere Trading LLC
President Integritas Financial Consulting
Senior Vice President, Head of Fixed Income Trading & Clearing Sales Eurex
CEO Vector Trading LLC
AP RGS
Director, Order Routing CQG
Market Risk Bank of New York Mellon
Head of Risk Akuna Capital
CTA VTL Asset Management
Sr. Manager Energy Markets Nodal Exchange, LLC
Director of Marketing Rival Systems
Director of Institutional Sales Wolwerine Execution Services
Owner Gramza Capital Management
Director of Group Startegy Fidessa
Portfolio Manager The Emerald Group
Business Development Manager TMX | Montréal Exchange
Institutional Sales and Trading Wolwerine Execution Services
Executive Director, IB Division​ RJOBrien
MD Cortland Capital Market Services
Partner Schiff Hardin LLP 
Director Myan capital
Director Profile Trading Company
CEO Hehmeyer Trading + Investments 
Partner Maridunum Capital LLC
Managing Director HK3 Capital LLC
Head of Market Structure Optiver US
Senior Trader Alpha VWAP
Compliance Associate INTL FCStone Financial INC.
Chief Accounting Officer Ronin Capital
Trader MMspire Trading Company
CEO Exitos Global Capital
Managing Director Options Business Development IMC
Managing Member Equity Risk Control Group LLC
Chief Content Officer Modern Trader
Director of Trading Operations Andrie Trading Companies
CEO FCT
President Financial commodity investments
SVP, Sales CQG
Sales and Client Relations Manager Wolwerine Execution Services
CEO John Lothian News
Chief Operating Officer Esulep Management LLC
CEO Akuna Capital
VP of Global Sales Rival Systems
SVP IASG Alternatives LLC
CIO Typhon Capital Management
Managing Director WH Trading LLC
Head of Business Development Americas The Technancial Company Ltd.,
Prop Trader NM Asset Management
Director of derivatives Avatar Securities, LLC
AVP Sales Engineering Itiviti
trader OId Mission Capital
Head of FX Options DRW Holdings
Vice President Derivatives Markets Business Development Eurex
Portfolio Manager Ketchum Trading
Director Equity & Listed Derivative Trading Wolwerine Execution Services
Sales Pico Quantitative Trading, LLC
Director Metolius Capital
MD GPIM
President Rosenthal Global Securities
CEO Dash Financial Technologies
Senior Reporter Crain’s Chicago Business 
Director of Risk Management Geneva Trading Usa, LLC
Proprietary trader Dorman
President Straits Financial Fund Management LLC
Options Strategist Self Employed
Trader USA Trading
Operations mgr Hehmeyer LLC
Managing Partner MMspire Trading Company
Trader Tenzan Capital
Director of Business Development Walleye Trading LLC
Managing Director Global Investor Group
Director of Compliance and Operations Ronin Trading UK LLP
trader Monieson Trading
US Head of Product Marketing, Electronic Execution Fidessa
Trader Brogan & Brogan LLC
Trader Brogan & Brogan LLC
Vice President, Sales America Itiviti
Dir Business Development DV Trading, LLC
President TJM Limited
Partner Clover Light, LLC
President The Applied Research Company
Trader/IT Consultant SGN LLC
President MFN LLC
Senior Sales Manager Itiviti
Senior Sales Manager Itiviti
Vice President Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Reporter Nikkei Chicago Bureau
Partner Desai Capital Management
Financial Advisor/Business Development Morgan Stanley
Senior Vice President Wedbush
COO Traditum Group
Senior Manager Straits Financial Managed Futures LLC
Account Manager Fidessa
Risk Manager Hehmeyer
Principal & COO Third Street Ag Investments
President Rhinour, LLC
CCO IMC
Managing Director, Business Development INTL FCStone Financial Inc.
Portfolio Manager Gator Trading Partners
Electronic Trading Sales Wells Fargo
Partner and Head Trader for Automated Trading  DV Trading
Senior Counsel Allston Trading
Professor of Finance University of Houston
North America Head, Global Execution Services ABN AMRO Clearing Chicago LLC
Managing Director Wedbush Securities 
  SpiderRock
Managing Director, Chief Relationship Officer​ RJOBrien
COO Marquette Partners, LP
President Romanchek & Company
Global Head of Sales  Option City
RCG Managed Futures FOWGI events sign up leads - Events Account
CTA White Indian Trading Co.
President Dynamic Allocation Capital Management
CME Board of Directors FOWGI events sign up leads - Events Account
VP Fixed Income Derivatives and Clearing Sales - Americas, Eurex Eurex
Trader AFT Fund
Software delvelopment Manager Wolwerine Execution Services
Owner MHS Capital Resources, Inc.
Director CBOE Futures Exchange CBOE
Risk Manager TransMarket Group, L.L.C.
VP Fidessa
Chief Research Officer Shore Capital Research LLC
Director Marketing R Best, LLC
Partner Talton Capital Management
Head of Events Global Investor Group
Manager SAA Management LLC
Trader Traditum
Head of Business Development - Derivatives Fidessa
Director of Sales and Business Development Rival Systems
Chief Custumer Officer, EMEA RJOBrien
VP Business Development Manager Fidessa
VP ED&F Man Capital Markets Inc
Sales Director Born Technology
CCO CMT Trading LLC
General Counsel CMT Trading LLC
President Financial Markets Consulting LLC
trader MMspire Trading Company
Business Development Consultant TGT Consulting
Director Global Client Services CBOE
Managing Director Wedbush
Discretionary Trader Gelber Group
VP, Sales & Marketing RJOBrien
Chief Compliance Officer Gelber Group
Partner VedderPrice
CCO/ asst. PM Triumph Alternatives, LLC
Director of Trading Rotella Capital Management
Compliance Analyst Marquette Partners
General Counsel Sun Trading LLC
Advisor Freeboard Capital, LLC
Trader DV Trading
MD Cortland Capital Market Services
Institutional Sales and Trading Wolverine Execution Services
VP of Public Relations GX ventures
Partner K&L Gates LLP
Trader Valkyrie Trading

 

 

 

Agenda Overview


08:00 Breakfast and registration

08:50 Welcome address

Will Mitting, Managing Director, Global Investor Group


09:00 Keynote address

Craig Pirrong, Professor of Finance, University of Houston


09:20 Debate: Dodd-Frank Should be repealed
We start the day with a lively Oxford-style debate looking at whether a repeal of Dodd-Frank would be of benefit to the market. As President Trump mulls his options, we will discover what the market really thinks.

For: Gary DeWaal, Special Counsel, Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

Against:
Leslie Sutphen, President, Financial Markets Consulting LLC


10:00 Derivatives markets in an age of populism
From Brexit to Donald Trump, the rise of populism will have a significant impact on derivatives trading across the Western world. In the short term, innovative trading firms will thrive as volatility increases, in the medium to long term, regulatory frameworks could become even more complex and liquidity more fragmented.

- What instruments and asset classes are traders shifting to in today’s market?
- What would a roll back of Dodd-Frank mean for US markets?
- How might diverging regulation between the EU and US impact liquidity?
- What is the long term outlook for derivatives trading in the US?

Moderator:

Carl Gilmore, President, Integritas Financial Consulting

Speakers:

Joshua Yang, Partner, K&L Gates LLP

Steve Grob, Director of Group Strategy, Fidessa

Chris Hehmeyer, CEO, Hehmeyer Trading & Investments

Garrett Baldwin, Features Editor and Economist, Modern Trader and Finalternatives


10:40 Coffee break


11:05 Fixed income trading: the opportunity in uncertainty
Fixed income volumes are expected to soar over the coming three years as interest rate movement and uncertainty returns to the market. At the same time, uncertainty over market structure is growing as the potential Dodd-Frank retrenchment could reduce the volume of trading on Swap Execution Facilities and halt the futurisation of the market.

- What is the outlook for the “futurization” of the fixed income market?
- Where are the opportunities in fixed income trading today?
- Do SEFs have a role in the event of swaps trading roll-backs?
- What new products are being launched in fixed income?

Moderator:

Hazem Dawani, CEO and Co-Founder, OptionsCity

Speakers:

Richard Mackey, President, RGS

Jay Feuerstein, Founder, Xenon Capital

David Klusendorf, CIO, Typhon Capital Management 

TIm Gits, Senior Vice President, Head of Fixed Income Trading & Clearing Sales, Eurex 

11:45 Ted talk

Chris Anderson, Strategic Research, Senior Product Manager, Itiviti


12:05 Is the current US options market structure sustainable?

News that Interactive Brokers is pulling out of market-making of US options has caused concern that the current model is unsustainable. At the same time as consolidation in the US options market gathers pace, is the age of expansion in US trading venues over?

- Has the options market become too skewed towards low-latency trading?
- Are there concerns about the ability to provide market making services?
- Is consolidation inevitable in the US options market?
- What is the outlook for market structure?

Moderator:

Chip Dempsey, Senior Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer, OCC

Speakers:

Euan Sinclair, Partner, Talton Capital Management

Paul Jiganti, Managing Director Options Business Development, IMC 

Steve Crutchfield, Head of Market Structure, CTC 

Peter Maragos, CEO, Dash Financial Technologies

12:45 Lunch


13:45 Customizable technology: buy and build

Increasingly FCMs, hedge funds, CTAs and proprietary trading firms are customizing off-the-shelf technology and working with software vendors to build bespoke products. This trend is unlocking potential and providing a cost effective “third way” in addition to the usual choice of build-in-house or outsource.

- What advantages does a buy-and-build approach to technology offer?
- How are firms using APIs to enhance technology?
- What inhouse expertise do you need for the buy-and-build approach?
- How can FCMs develop technology in partnership with their clients? 

Moderator:

Robert Kallay, Director Trading Operations, Andrie Trading Companies

Speakers:

Robert D’Arco, CEO, Rival Systems

Stuart Farr, President, Deltix 

Chris Monnery, US Head of Product Marketing, Electronic Execution, Fidessa 

Jesper Alfredsson, President Americas, Itiviti

14:25 Ted talk: Machine Learning in Trading

Along with 'Big Data', 'Machine Learning' is one of the hottest topics in finance today. How do these new technologies impact the trading landscape? How are firms of different sizes and market roles marking use of machine learning? What types of models are being employed? Why? We'll examine all these questions and more in a whirlwind tour of the models, the features, the data, and the use cases for machine learning in trading. 

Brian Peterson, Partner, Algorithmic Trading Lead, DV Trading

14:45 Is the speed race over? Is data the edge today?
For years, speed has been the key edge for many professional trading firms. But now with the commoditization of lower-latency, increased efforts to reduce the advantage of speed at exchanges, and the costs of being among the fastest increasing exponentially, speed is no longer the edge it used to be. Today firms are turning to more effective use of data to gain an edge with powerful effects.

- Is speed a commodity in today’s market?
- How are firms using data to get an edge in today’s market?
- How are big data tools changing data analysis?
- What is the future of data?

Moderator:

Jim Kharouf, CEO, John Lothian News

Speakers:

Mike O'Hara, Senior Vice President, Wedbush

Jonathan Shaw, Risk Manager, TransMarket Group LLC 

Daniel Gramza, Owner, Gramza Capital Management

Matthew Dixon, Assistant Professor of Finance and Statistics, Illinois Institute of Technology

 

15:25 Coffee break


15:45 Mifid II: impact on the US market

The European regulation Mifid II is set for implementation in 2018 and will have a reach far beyond the borders of the European Union. While stemming from the same origins as the Dodd-Frank Act, it is vastly different in its treatment of many of the key areas of reform. In addition, its confused extra-territorial approach is causing headaches and uncertainty for the US market. Oh, and of course there’s Brexit...

- How will Mifid II impact US CTAs and prop firms?
- What is the latest on non-EU firms access to European markets?
- What is Open Access and how could it change the European trading landscape?
- How will Brexit impact Mifid II and the UK as a European base? 

Moderator:

Stacie Hartman, Partner, Schiff Hardin LLP

Speakers:

Jennifer L Tveiten-Rifman, Chief Compliance Officer, Gelber Group

Juan Arciniegas, Shareholder, Vedder Price 

Thom Thompson, Business Development Consultant, TGT Consulting

16:20 Drinks and networking reception

 

Jesper Alfredsson, President Americas, Itiviti

Chris Anderson, Strategic Research, Senior Product Manager, Itiviti

Juan Arciniegas, Shareholder, Vedder Price

Garrett Baldwin, Features Editor and Economist, Modern Trader and Finalternatives. 

Steve Crutchfield, Head of Market, CTC

Robert D'Arco, CEO, Rival Systems

Hazen Dawani, CEO and Co-Founder, OptionsCity

Chip Dempsey, Senior Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer, OCC

Gary DeWaal, Special Counsel, Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

Matthew Dixon, Assistant Professor of Finance and Statistics, Illinois Institute of Technology

Stuart Farr, President, Deltix

Jay Feuerstein, Founder, Xenon Capital

Carl Gilmore, President, Integritas Financial Consulting

Tim Gits, Senior Vice President, Head of Fixed Income Trading & Clearing Sales, Eurex

Daniel Gramza, Owner, Gramza Capital Management

Steve Grob, Director of Group Strategy, Fidessa

Stacie Hartman, Partner, Schiff Hardin LLP

Chris Hehmeyer, CEO, Hehmeyer Trading + Investments

Paul Jiganti, Managing Director Operations Business Development, IMC

Robert Kallay, Director Trading Operations, Andrie Trading Companies

Jim Kharouf, CEO, John Lothian News

David Klusendorf, CIO, Typhon Capital Management

Richard Mackey, President, RGS

Peter Maragos, CEO, Dash Financial Technologies

Will Mitting, Managing Director, Global Investor Group

Chris Monnery, US Head of Product Marketing, Electronic Execution, Fidessa

Mike O'Hara, Senior Vice President, Wedbush

Brian Peterson, Partner, Algorithmic Trading Lead, DV Trading

Craig Pirrong, Professor of Finance, University of Houston

Jonathan Shaw, Risk Manager, TransMarket Group LLC

Euan Sinclair, Partner, Talton Capital Management

Leslie Sutphen, President, Financia Markets Consulting LLC

Thom Thompson, Business Development Consultant, TGT Consulting

Jennifer Tveiten-Rifman, Chief Compliance Officer, Gelber Group

Joshua Yang, Partner, K&L Gates LLP

Event Overview


For general sponsorship enquiries contact:
William Mitting
Managing Director
Tel: +44 (0)20 7779 8350
Email: will.mitting@globalinvestorgroup.com

Co-Event Organiser

John Lothian News

John J. Lothian & Co., a Chicago-based media firm, provides original and curated news, video and education through three main divisions: John Lothian News, John Lothian Productions and MarketsWiki Education. Since its launch of the John Lothian Newsletter in 2000, the firm has grown to become one of the top news providers for global financial markets. The daily John Lothian Newsletter and JLN Options newsletter, Johnlothiannews.com and MarketsWiki.com sites provide some of the most comprehensive coverage and information about exchanges, companies, people and regulations that make up the financial industry. John Lothian Productions offers a wide variety of professional, custom video services to clients. And MarketsWiki Education provides practical and personal information to students and young professionals through our events in the US and Europe, aimed at attracting the best talent to the financial markets. This diversity has made John J. Lothian & Co. one of the most unique media firms in the financial space.

Gold Sponsors

Fidessa

Fidessa's award-winning derivatives platform provides fully automated workflow for trading futures, options, exchange-traded strategies and U.S. Treasuries globally, connecting to all major derivatives exchanges worldwide. The platform scales to support futures brokers of all sizes, from a single regional implementation with global reach, to a global deployment across multiple regions.  A unique distributed architecture allows global FCMs to best route orders, regardless of the client's location, and benefit from extensive order management, execution tools, middle office and post-trade capabilities.

'Follow the sun' global order management allows an order from anywhere in the world to be put through the same workflow technology, maximising STP and efficiency whilst minimising risk. The platform supports specialised derivatives algorithms, including benchmark algos and advanced synthetic order types. Order stitching and bulking/compositing capabilities allow users to manage inbound electronic order flows more efficiently. Sophisticated call level management functionality allows users to create and manage call level alerts within the trading workflow and self-match prevention functionality monitors for potential self-matches across all trade flow, markets and regions. The advanced synthetic spread tool has been enhanced to allow relative value trading for fixed income instruments, including DV01 values, enabling traders to accurately hedge interest rate exposure and achieve duration neutral strategies.

Fully integrated risk functionality manages client limits globally and multiple allocation workflows are handled simply and efficiently. Powerful order analytics capabilities bring greater precision to the control and measurement of derivatives algos, helping meet the increasing demands for transparency of execution.

www.fidessa.com

 

Itiviti

Itiviti is a world-leading technology provider for the capital markets industry. Trading firms, banks, brokers and institutional clients rely on Itiviti technology, solutions and expertise for streamlining their daily operations, while gaining sustainable competitive edge in global markets.

With 13 offices and serving more than 400 customers worldwide, Itiviti was formed by uniting Orc Group, a leader in trading and electronic execution, and CameronTec Group, the global standard in financial messaging infrastructure and connectivity. From its foundation in 2016, Itiviti has a staff of 400 and an estimated annual revenue of SEK 700 million.

Itiviti is committed to continuous innovation to deliver trading infrastructure built for today’s dynamic markets, offering highly adaptable platforms and solutions, enabling clients to stay ahead of competitive and regulatory challenges.

Itiviti is owned by Nordic Capital Fund VII.

www.itiviti.com

Silver Sponsors

Rival Systems

Rival Systems (www.rivalsystems.com) empowers professional traders with the technology and resources required to compete in today’s markets. Rival provides a comprehensive technology solution with award-winning platforms, including: Rival Trader, a sophisticated, ultra-low latency derivatives trading system; Rival API, an algorithmic strategy development framework; and Rival Risk, a fully hosted enterprise risk management platform; as well as extensive training and support.  Rival Systems has distinguished itself in the industry through its premier service, exceptional speed and advanced features designed to help users gain an edge in the market.

Eurex

As one of the world’s leading derivatives exchanges we offer a broad range of international benchmark products. For example, we operate one of the most liquid fixed income markets, provide the broadest range of equity index derivatives worldwide and are the platform of choice for European equity derivatives. In addition we cover derivatives on dividends, volatility and ETFs. All on one single platform. Innovative and reliable technology supplies about 400 participants and 7,500 traders in 35 countries with access to more than 2,000 products across nine traditional and alternative asset classes.

Eurex is part of Deutsche Börse Group.

For further information please visit
www.eurexchange.com

 

Deltix

Deltix provides software and services to buy-side and sell-side financial firms for quantitative research, algorithmic trading and advanced analytics across equities, futures, forex and options. Deltix software provides data collection, aggregation and storage, advanced time-series and mathematical analytics, back-testing, simulation and live trading. Clients use Deltix for multiple purposes including automated systematic trading, smart order routing, algorithmic execution and execution analysis/TCA. Deltix has 65 engineers and mathematicians who assist our clients in deploying our solutions to be amongst the most advanced trading systems and analytics available.

 Options City 

OptionsCity Software (www.optionscity.com) powers the trading, risk management and analytics needs of professional futures and options traders, market-makers, introducing brokers and financial institutions worldwide. OptionsCity’s diverse suite of powerful tools includes Metro, its flagship electronic trading and market-making platform, and Freeway, an automated trading engine designed to build, test, and deploy algorithms and custom trading strategies. OptionsCity also offers a cloud-based futures trading platform, CityTrader, with its REST-based, easy-to-implement City API for accessing futures and options market data and analytics. OptionsCity's latest offering, City Execution, allows Thomson Reuters Eikon users to execute futures and options trades seamlessly from within Eikon.

Nodal Exchange

Nodal Exchange is a derivatives exchange providing price, credit and liquidity risk management solutions to participants in the North American energy markets. Nodal Exchange is a leader in innovation, having introduced the world’s largest set of electric power locational (nodal) futures contracts. Nodal Exchange currently offers over 1,000 contracts on hundreds of unique locations, providing the most effective basis risk management available to market participants. Nodal Exchange offers a Henry Hub natural gas contract providing cross-margining benefits with participant’s power portfolios. Nodal Exchange contracts are cleared by Nodal Clear, a CFTC registered derivatives clearing organization. Nodal Exchange is a designated contract market regulated by the CFTC. More information: www.nodalexchange.com

 

Dash Financial Technologies

At Dash, we believe in designing advanced, future-proof and fully transparent tools for the institutional trading community and delivering highly customizable trading technologies, execution services, analytics and regulatory tools. We value craftsmanship and provide a consultative approach to help our partners achieve their goals to far exceed best execution requirements when it comes to workflow, execution, reporting and compliance. As microstructure, execution, and workflow experts, we believe in delivering simple, powerful, effective and transparent technologies with unmatched service and support.

 

CQG

CQG provides high-performance trade routing, global market data, and advanced technical analysis tools for professional traders worldwide. CQG partners with more than one hundred FCM environments and provides Direct Market Access to more than forty-five exchanges through its global network of co-located Hosted Exchange Gateways. CQG’s server-side order management tools for spreading, market aggregation, and smart orders are unsurpassed for speed and ease-of-use. CQG's market data feed consolidates more than seventy-five sources, including exchanges worldwide for futures, options, fixed income, foreign exchange, and equities as well as data on debt securities, industry reports, and financial indices.

 

 

OCC

OCC is the world’s largest equity derivatives clearing organization and the foundation for secure markets. Founded in 1973, OCC is a cost-effective, customer-driven organization that delivers world-class risk management, clearance and settlement services to 20 exchanges and trading platforms for options, financial futures, security futures and securities lending transactions. It operates under the jurisdiction of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). OCC has been designated by the Financial Stability Oversight Council as a Systemically Important Financial Market Utility (SIFMU), which reflects OCC’s critical role within the U.S. financial market infrastructure.

 

In 2016, OCC cleared 4.17 billion equity derivatives contracts, representing its fifth-highest volume year ever. OCC stock loan activity in 2016 was up 37 per cent from the previous year with nearly two million new loan transactions.

More information about OCC is available at www.theocc.com

 

Supporting Partner

 

R.J. O'Brien

Founded in 1914, Chicago-based R.J. O’Brien & Associates is the oldest and largest independent futures brokerage and clearing firm in the United States, serving institutional, commercial and individual clients globally, in addition to a network of 400 introducing brokers (IBs). Clearing more than 80,000 client accounts, RJO services the industry’s most expansive global network of IBs, a vast array of middle market firms and many of the world’s largest financial, industrial and agricultural institutions. The firm offers state-of-the-art electronic trading and 24-hour trade execution on every major futures exchange worldwide. In December 2016, RJO won the FOW International Award for 2016 Best Non-Bank Futures Commission Merchant (FCM).

 Media Partner

ADVANCED

Headquartered in Chicago, ADVANCED was founded in 2002. ADVANCED helps the 90% of traders + investors struggling. Analyzing your winners and more importantly re-engineering your losers. Focused on (AI)Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and the applications in Big Data Analysis applied to the way you trade and invest.

 http://www.advancedfutures.com

 

 

Modern Trader and FINalternatives

Modern Trader magazine is an award-winning, 45-year old print monthly print journal for professional investors and traders. The monthly journal has more than 53,000 subscribers in 20 countries, is sold nationwide at newsstands and bookstores. Follow @moderntradermag and visit moderntrader.com.

FINalternatives is the most visited digital platform for the hedge funds, private equity & alternative investments, featuring daily news and insights on the private investment universe and, The Daily Alpha, essential and irreverent insights on private investment, business, finance & politics. Follow @FINalternatives and visit FINalternatives.com

 

 

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