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Upcoming Conferences

2014 Options Industry ConferenceWhen: Tue Apr 29, 2014 7pm to Fri May 2, 2014 7:30pm UTC
Where: 575 Hyatt Lost Pines Road, Lost Pines, TX, United States
Event Description: Austin, Texas – the Live Music Capital of the World and home of the 32nd annual Options Industry Conference. This year’s conference will be held April 30 – May 2, 2014, at the Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort and Spa.The Options Industry Conference is the preeminent event for derivatives professionals, bringing together engaging panelists and speakers to cover the most important issues facing the industry.This year’s location is a first for the conference. In addition to participating in a thought-provoking program, conference attendees will be steeped in the music and nightlife of Austin. Located along the snaking Colorado River, Austin is truly an avant-garde city that places special emphasis on live music, regional cuisine and “Keeping It Weird.” The peaceful and perfectly manicured grounds of the Hyatt Regency Lost Pines serve as an oasis, providing an intriguing juxtaposition to the energy and electricity of downtown Austin.Join institutional and retail firms, trading professionals, buy-side institutions, technology providers and exchange leaders for this can’t-miss event. Read More
CTA ExpoWhen: Wed Apr 30, 2014
Where: NYSE, Wall Street, New York, NY, United States
Event Description: Registration is now open for the fifth CTAExpo New York, April 30, 2014 at the NYSE Building. CTAExpo New York is a one day conference, consisting of speakers and panels combined with concurrent schedules of presentations by individual traders and industry workshops.  Read More
36th Annual FIA Law & Compliance Division Conference on the Regulation of Futures, Derivatives and OTC ProductsWhen: Wed May 7, 2014 to Fri May 9, 2014 
Where: Baltimore Marriott Waterfront - Baltimore, Maryland
Event Description: Compliance officers, attorneys, and regulators consider issues affecting the legal and regulatory framework of the derivatives industry. Read More
The Trading Show Chicago 2014When: Wed Jun 4, 2014 to Thu Jun 5, 2014 
Where: Navy Pier, Chicago
Event Description: Chicago’s leading quant, automated trading, exchange technology and big data event. Read More
IDX International Derivatives ExpoWhen: Tue Jun 10, 2014 to Wed Jun 11, 2014 
Where: The Brewery - London
Event Description: Last year's event boasted more than 40 exhibits showcasing the latest in products and technology for the derivatives industry, plus 30+ sessions with high profile speakers, information-packed workshops, and endless networking opportunities. Read More
Korea Derivatives ConferenceWhen: Wed Jun 18, 2014
Where: 大韓民国 プサン広域市 ヘウンデ区 チュンドン PARADISE HOTEL BUSAN
Event Description: FIA Asia is holding the first ever Korea Derivatives conference in Busan, Republic of Korea, on June 18th, 2013. The conference will open the doors to this vibrant and dynamic major financial centre. A distinguished list of speakers, exhibitors and participants will be discussing the Korean markets as well as other global and regional issues affecting our industry.  Read More
Managed Funds Association Forum 2014When: Wed Jun 18, 2014
Where: Four Seasons Hotel Chicago, East Delaware Place, Chicago, IL, United States
Event Description: Forum 2014 is MFA’s flagship conference highlighting education on managed futures and macro strategies, June 18, The Four Seasons Chicago.Forum 2014 will engage a wide range of asset allocators to connect with commodity trading advisors (CTAs) and macro managers for business development, education and networking.Forum 2014 will feature Manager Suites for private meetings, an educational program, and networking opportunities designed to bring institutional investors to Chicago to connect with CTAs and macro managers to learn more about the benefits these strategies can provide to a diversified portfolio.The event will gather upwards of 400 senior level delegates including CTAs, commodity pool operators, hedge fund advisers, corporate and public pension plan fiduciaries, endowments, foundations, family offices, wealth managers, liquid alternative fund advisers and distributors, funds of funds, investment consultants, and service providers including leading wholesalers, platforms, FCMs and prime bankers Read More
FIA Expo 2014 - 30th Annual Futures & Options ExpoWhen: Tue Nov 4, 2014 to Thu Nov 6, 2014 
Where: Hilton Chicago, South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL, United States
Event Description: Expo, held each fall in Chicago, is the largest futures industry event in the world. More than 5,000 people visit the exhibit hall that showcases the latest products and services. Seminars address brokerage issues, trading systems and strategies, and operations and technology.Expected Attendees: 5,000+/30+ countries / Exhibits: 150+  Read More
FIA International Conference in Boca RatonWhen: Tue Mar 3, 2015 to Thu Mar 5, 2015 
Where: Boca Raton Resort & Club, East Camino Real, Boca Raton, FL, United States
FIA EXPO 2015When: Tue Nov 3, 2015 to Thu Nov 5, 2015 
Where: Hilton Chicago, South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL, United States
FIA International Conference in Boca Raton, FLWhen: Tue Mar 8, 2016 to Thu Mar 10, 2016 
Where: Boca Raton, FL
FIA EXPO 2016When: Tue Nov 1, 2016 to Thu Nov 3, 2016 
Where: Hilton Chicago, South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL, United States

Upcoming Education Events

CME - School of Futures: Introduction to Options on Futures Share on email Share on print Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedinWhen: Thu Apr 24, 2014 11am to 12pm CDT
Where: Online
Event Description: Join CME Group's Tom Boggs & David Reif as they introduce futures options. Using examples from CME Group's Equity Index markets, they will discuss fundamentals, terminology and pricing, also explaining important differences between futures options and security (equity) options markets.Event number: 714177937Event password: ibtrading Read More
IFM: Lifecycle of a Derivative Trade: Uncovering the Middle- and Back-Office FunctionsWhen: Tue Apr 29, 2014
Where: NFA Conference Roon - Chicago, IL, United States
Event Description: Offered by the Institute for Financial Markets (IFM), a non-partisan, nonprofit educational foundation, this one-day course takes you "behind the scenes" to explore how brokers and investors on the buy-side and sell-side of the industry perform these functions for both listed and OTC derivatives. Participants will explore the functional building blocks of middle and back office operations that support trade lifecycle activity, from the inception of an order or request for quote (RFQ) through clearance and settlement of payments. The infrastructure or "plumbing" that links together these functions, and the points of failure representing operational risk will be highlighted throughout the program. Particular attention is paid to the lifecycle of both a cleared and uncleared swap. $595 Early-bird bird ends 4 weeks prior to course date | $650 Standard registration Details & Registration at www.the IFM.org
IFM: Making Sense of Cleared SwapsWhen: Wed Apr 30, 2014
Where: NFA Conference Room - Chicago, IL, United States
Event Description: Offered by the Institute for Financial Markets (IFM), a non-partisan, nonprofit educational foundation, this one-day course is designed to introduce swaps and the key features and characteristics of these contracts. The educational program explores the world of swaps by taking a closer look at two of the most popular swaps— interest rate swaps (IRS) and credit default swaps (CDS) — and how financial institutions and corporates use swaps in their portfolio management strategies. In addition, the program looks at how swaps differ from listed derivatives and the changing landscape with a migration to the CCP model.This course is recognized by GARP and valid for 6.5 credits. $495 Early-bird | $550 Standard registrationDetails & Registration at www.theIFM.org
IFM: Lifecycle of a Derivative Trade: Uncovering the Middle- and Back-Office FunctionsWhen: Wed May 7, 2014
Where: NFA Conference Room - New York, NY, United States
Event Description: Offered by the Institute for Financial Markets (IFM), a non-partisan, nonprofit educational foundation, this one-day course takes you "behind the scenes" to explore how brokers and investors on the buy-side and sell-side of the industry perform these functions for both listed and OTC derivatives. Participants will explore the functional building blocks of middle and back office operations that support trade lifecycle activity, from the inception of an order or request for quote (RFQ) through clearance and settlement of payments. The infrastructure or "plumbing" that links together these functions, and the points of failure representing operational risk will be highlighted throughout the program. Particular attention is paid to the lifecycle of both a cleared and uncleared swap. $595 Early-bird bird ends 4 weeks prior to course date | $650 Standard registration Details & Registration at www.the IFM.org
Trading DerivativesWhen: Mon May 19, 2014 to Fri May 23, 2014 
Where: London, United Kingdom
Event Description: This 1 week course trains participants to become a Certified Eurex Exchange Trader upon passing the final exam. This certificate program is a qualification intended for persons with an interest or involvement in the derivatives market. It covers theoretical fundamentals of derivatives trading, as well as detailed calculations and practical excercises on the Eurex trading software. The final exam is held on June 17, 2014. Read More
CME - School of Futures Introduction to CME Group's Interest Rate ComplexWhen: Thu May 22, 2014 11am to 12pm CDT
Where: Online
Event Description: Since their launch in the mid 1970's, Interest Rate Futures have grown beyond all expectations. Futures on US Treasury securities are viewed as an accepted risk management tool used by market participants from asset managers to broker/dealers. Eurodollar futures, introduced in 1982, and now the largest financial futures contract globally, as measured by average daily trading volume, are used to price and hedge the huge interest rate swaps market. Join CME Group’s David Gibbs as he explores the pricing mechanics and practical applications of these contracts.Event number: 719497699Event password: ibtrading Read More
IFM: Futures & Options/Series 3 Exam CourseWhen: Tue Jun 3, 2014 to Wed Jun 4, 2014 
Where: NFA Conference Room - Chicago, IL, United States
Event Description: Offered by the Institute for Financial Markets (IFM), a non-partisan, nonprofit educational foundation, this two-day program provides a foundation in the fundamentals of futures and options market theory and practice. The course covers from the market knowledge topics such as trading theory and functions; margins, offset, settlement, delivery; option premiums, exercise, assignment and settlement: orders; hedging; spreading; strategies and calculations, and more. The course includes two must-read books - Futures and Options and the Guide to U.S. Futures Regulation - and PassMaster, a Web-based tutorial with unlimited practice tests for attendees who plan to take the Series 3 exam. $625 Early-bird bird ends 4 weeks prior to course date | $675 Standard registration Details & Registration at www.the IFM.org
IFM: Making Sense of Cleared SwapsWhen: Fri Jun 6, 2014
Where: NFA Conference Room - Chicago, IL, United States
Event Description: This one-day course is designed to introduce swaps and the key features and characteristics of these contracts. The educational program explores the world of swaps by taking a closer look at two of the most popular swaps— interest rate swaps (IRS) and credit default swaps (CDS) — and how financial institutions and corporates use swaps in their portfolio management strategies. In addition, the program looks at how swaps differ from listed derivatives and the changing landscape with a migration to the CCP model.This course is recognized by GARP and valid for 6.5 credits. $495 Early-bird | $550 Standard registrationDetails & Registration at www.theIFM.org
19th Annual Global Equity and Derivatives Markets SeminarWhen: Mon Jun 9, 2014 to Wed Jun 11, 2014 
Where: Warsaw Stock Exchange, Książęca, Warsaw, Poland
Event Description: Through state of the art interactive trading simulations, graphics-aided lectures, and two industry-expert panel discussions, GEMS provides critical, in depth, hands-on exposure to the latest developments in the securities trading industry, focusing particularly on: • The benefits and limitations of different trading structures• The impact of technology on the development of trading systems and market structure• The role of dealer intermediaries• Trading without intermediaries• The changing needs of institutional investors• Combining different trading structures to achieve a superior trading environment• The changing governance structure and role of securities exchanges• The changing requirements for effective market regulation, including an analysis of EU and US regimes• The effect of cross-border competition and collaboration on European and US trading structuresThe registration fee is US $3000 if received by May 12, 2014. After May 12th, the fee will be US $3600. The registration fee covers lunch, dinner and refreshments, as well as course materials.To register, email (Lauren.Wheatley@baruch.cuny.edu), or fax (1 646 312 3530).
IFM: Lifecycle of A Derivatives Trade: Uncovering the Middle- and Back Office FunctionsWhen: Tue Jun 10, 2014
Where: NFA Conference Room - Chicago, IL, United States
Event Description: Offered by the Institute for Financial Markets (IFM), a non-partisan, nonprofit educational foundation, this one-day course takes you "behind the scenes" to explore how brokers and investors on the buy-side and sell-side of the industry perform these functions for both listed and OTC derivatives. Participants will explore the functional building blocks of middle and back office operations that support trade lifecycle activity, from the inception of an order or request for quote (RFQ) through clearance and settlement of payments. The infrastructure or "plumbing" that links together these functions, and the points of failure representing operational risk will be highlighted throughout the program. Particular attention is paid to the lifecycle of both a cleared and uncleared swap. $595 Early-bird bird ends 4 weeks prior to course date | $650 Standard registration Details & Registration at www.the IFM.org
IFM: Futures & Options/ Series 3 Exam CourseWhen: Mon Jun 23, 2014 to Tue Jun 24, 2014 
Where: 125 Old Broad Street (near Bank Station) - London, United Kingdom
Event Description: Offered by the Institute for Financial Markets (IFM), a non-partisan, nonprofit educational foundation, this two-day program provides a foundation in the fundamentals of futures and options market theory and practice. The course covers from the market knowledge topics such as trading theory and functions; margins, offset, settlement, delivery; option premiums, exercise, assignment and settlement: orders; hedging; spreading; strategies and calculations, and more. The course includes two must-read books - Futures and Options and the Guide to U.S. Futures Regulation - and PassMaster, a Web-based tutorial with unlimited practice tests for attendees who plan to take the Series 3 exam. $800 Early-bird bird ends 4 weeks prior to course date | $850 Standard registration Details & Registration at www.the IFM.org
IFM: Lifecycle of a Derivative Trade: Uncovering the Middle- and Back-Office FunctionsWhen: Wed Jun 25, 2014
Where: NFA Conference Room - Chicago, IL, United States
Event Description: Offered by the Institute for Financial Markets (IFM), a non-partisan, nonprofit educational foundation, this one-day course takes you "behind the scenes" to explore how brokers and investors on the buy-side and sell-side of the industry perform these functions for both listed and OTC derivatives. Participants will explore the functional building blocks of middle and back office operations that support trade lifecycle activity, from the inception of an order or request for quote (RFQ) through clearance and settlement of payments. The infrastructure or "plumbing" that links together these functions, and the points of failure representing operational risk will be highlighted throughout the program. Particular attention is paid to the lifecycle of both a cleared and uncleared swap. $595 Early-bird bird ends 4 weeks prior to course date | $650 Standard registration Details & Registration at www.the IFM.org
CME - School of Futures: Introduction to Energy ComplexWhen: Thu Jun 26, 2014 11am to 12pm CDT
Where: Online
Event Description: CME Group's NYMEX energy markets represent one of the most liquid in the world - with contracts covering WTI crude oil, Heating Oil, RBOB Gasoline & Natural Gas. Join CME Group, as we review the key NYMEX products and contract specs, market participants, and the supply and demand forces that generally play a role in the price movements in these markets.Event number: 715987128Event password: ibtrading Read More
CCS - Certified Clearing SpecialistWhen: Mon Jun 30, 2014 to Fri Jul 4, 2014 
Where: London, United Kingdom
Event Description: Continued impact of regulation and rising interoperability in clearing are leading to new challenges when dealing with post-trade processes every day. In order to master these tasks and challenges involved industry participants must thoroughly understand the clearing process which includes Transaction Management, Delivery Management, Risk and Collateral Management carried out by the central counterparty (CCP). The final exam will be held on August 19, 2014. Read More

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