The next few days will be jam-packed with conference-related goodness. Every year, thousands of financial services professionals descend on the Chicago HIlton for the annual FIA Expo. This year, the 26th annual Futures & Options Expo will attract more than 5,000 people from 30 countries. Attendees range from senior staff at brokerage firms and exchanges to floor traders, pension fund managers, corporate treasurers, CTAs and CPOs, and individual investors.
Firm58 will be attending the conference and expo, as well as a number of the associated events including the Women in Listed Derivatives (WILD) breakfast at Ceres on November 5th.
If you’d like to schedule time to meet with Sam Mele or Steve Pickett at the FIA Expo, drop us a note.
Concurrent with FIA Expo is the CTA Expo across town at the newly renovated Embassy Suites hotel. Firm58 is sponsoring this event and reps will be on hand to answer questions throughout the day.
Join us for a breakout session on Wednesday, November 3rd at 1:30 p.m. in the Rock River room where we will discuss our Managed Futures offering and snack on delicious cookies. It’s not too late to RSVP. We hope to see you there!
Firm58ers will be on hand to answer questions about our solutions and our co-founder and CTO, Jim Mullen, will participate in a panel discussion titled, Proprietary Trading evolves in the High Frequency World. Panelists include Andrew Actman, Chief Strategy Officer, Lightspeed Financial; Evan McDaniel, Derivatives Trader, Riverbank Capital; Nehal Kenia, Director of Product Management, Options, Lime Brokerage LLC; and Eric Davidson, Executive Vice President, Titan Trading USA.
Event topics will cover:
- The Clearing Debate: OTC versus listed products; the clearing arms race continues; how will proposed regulation affect the derivatives market?
- Platforms: new entrants enter the fray, existing ones innovate; is there call for consolidation? How strong is the case for a single, multi-asset class trading platform?
- The Role of the 21st Century Trader: what’s next for market makers? the rejuvenation of the floor broker; how has the role of the prop trader changed?
- Institutional Derivatives Trading & Investing: how are institutional derivatives traders adopting to a reshaped trading and investing landscape?
- Next Generation Technology: speed, access, latency and execution.
A networking reception will follow this full day of panels.
If you are interested in attending the event, contact Danielle Hall, Conference Manager
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Next week I’ve been asked to attend the 2nd Annual Financial Technology Summit in New York put on by Rosenblatt Securities. Thanks to Vikas Shah and the team at Rosenblatt Securities for inviting me to the event. I’m really looking forward to it.
I will be part of a panel discussion that day entitled: Demystifying Post-Trade: Understanding back office innovations can pay dividends. We’ll be discussing the shifts in regulations and compliance, along with the ever changing demands of customers for greater transparency into their trading fees. With transaction volume and commission dollars shrinking, and with regulations and compliance increasing the demands on trade by trade transparency, there’s a bigger requirement on the sell-side to more accurately and more timely process, account for and report on daily trading activity, including the measurement of client profitability.
The panel is going to dive into the post-trade problems and discuss potential solutions. It’s next Thursday, September 30th in New York and I’m sure I’ll post some comments here after the event.