FIA hosted its 35th annual Futures & Options Expo at the Hilton Chicago from Oct. 29-31. Scroll down to check out photos from the event!
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Expo attendees gather for food, drink and networking at the FIA Expo Opening Reception sponsored by CME Group at Venue SIX10.
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FIA President and CEO Walt Lukken delivers his opening remarks to the conference.
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Rob Creamer (left), the chairman FIA PTG and CEO of Geneva Trading, moderates a panel discussion on "The Health of the Industry" with CFTC Commissioner Dan Berkovitz, ICE and Neuberger Berman Director Sharon Bowen, R.J. O’Brien Chief Strategy Officer Stephen Brodsky, CME President Bryan Durkin, ICE Chief Strategy Officer David Goone and Jerome Kemp, global head of Citi futures, clearing & collateral and the chairman of FIA's board.
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CFTC Chairman Heath Tarbert delivers a keynote address on his priorities for the agency.
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Alicia Crighton, managing director and chief operating officer of prime services U.S. clearing at Goldman Sachs and the chair of FIA's diversity initiative, talks with NYSE Group's chief experience officer Betty Liu in a panel about efforts across the derivatives industry to give women and minorities more opportunities.
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Presidential historian Doris Kearns Goodwin reflects on more than 150 years of U.S. history in her keynote address at EXPO to put current political events into context.
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Jim Kharouf (left), communications director at IncubEx, moderates a panel on "The Products of Tomorrow" at Expo with ICE Futures U.S. President Trabue Bland, Supercritical LLC co-founder Jay Caauwe, TMX Markets/ Equity Derivatives Senior Product Manager Antonio Cabeda, Connamara Systems CEO Jim Downs, PanXchange founder and CEO Julie Lerner and IncubEx Managing Director of Research and Public Policy Mike Walsh.
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Eric Aldous, managing director and head of futures at RBC Capital Markets, leads a panel on sustainability issues with CFTC Commissioner Rostin Behnam, ABN AMRO Clearing Chicago CEO Andrej Bolkovic, BP's Head of Commercial Advocacy and Regulatory Affairs Vincent Johnson, and Vassilis Vergotis, global head of product development and strategy for equity, equity index and digital assets at Eurex.
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Hivemind co-founder Christian Gilson accepts the FIA Innovator of the Year award.
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Conference attendees mingle in the exhibit hall at the Chicago Hilton.
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Janice Kan, managing director and head of markets, equities, at the Singapore Exchange listens to Rick Schonberg, global head of ForexClear product development at LCH during a panel discussion on "The Future of FX" as 24 Exchange President Jason Woerz looks on.
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A panel discussion entitled "Is There a Crisis in Liquidity?" featured experts including Andrew Stevens, general counsel at IMC; Stephen Berger, managing director, Government & Regulatory Policy at Citadel; Steve Crutchfield, head of market structure & electronic trading strategy at the Chicago Trading Company; Chris Edmonds, senior vice president of financial markets at Intercontinental Exchange; Brian Quintenz, CFTC Commissioner; Mariam Rafi, managing director, North American head of OTC clearing at Citi; and Randolf Roth, member of Eurex Frankfurt executive board, Market Design & Delivery.
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J. B. Pritzker, governor of Illinois, spoke to the Expo crowd about his economic plans for the state.
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Jackie Mesa, Chief Operating Officer & Senior Vice President of Global Policy at FIA, moderated a spirited panel on CCP risk issues featuring Lee Betsill, managing director and chief risk officer at CME Group; Fredrik Ekstrom, senior vice president and head of EU FICC at Nasdaq; Nicolas Friedman, managing director at Goldman Sachs; Eileen Kiely, managing director at BlackRock; Travis Nesmith, assistant director and section chief, quantitative risk analysis, at the Federal Reserve Board; and Marnie Rosenberg, managing director and head of clearinghouse risk and strategy at J.P. Morgan.
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FIA President and CEO Walt Lukken conducts an interview with Gerry Corcoran, CEO of R.J. O'Brien, and his son, Pat Corcoran, the business manager for Chance the Rapper, about their very different paths to success in business.
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A panel discussion on "The Future of Operations" featured Eric David, director, NAM head of futures, Clearing, Collateral Operations, Citi and Ila Eckhoff, managing director of investment operations at Blackrock.
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FIA's annual Great Chicago Steak Out charity event raised $325,000 at this year's EXPO event for the Greater Chicago Food Depository. Since 2008, FIA has helped to raise more than $4 million for the GCFD.
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A panel discussion on "The Evolution of Futures for the New Generation of Customers" included Nicholas LaMaina, senior vice president of product management and strategy for TradeStation Securities; J.B. Mackenzie, managing director of futures and forex at TD Ameritrade; and Mark Omens, executive director of retail sales at CME Group.
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EXPO participants mingle during a networking break.
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A panel discussion on crypto assets includes Richard Gorelick, head of market structure at DRW Holdings; Juthica Chou, chief operating officer and co-founder of LedgerX; Jeanine Hightower-Sellitto, managing director of operations at Gemini; Kelly Loeffler, chief executive officer of Bakkt; Tim McCourt, global Head of equity products and alternative investments at CME Group; and Matt Trudeau, chief strategy officer at ErisX.
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Shea Lutton of Amazon Web Services discusses the financial industry's migration to cloud services with moderator Chuck Mackie of Fathom and panelists Rick Lane of Trading Technologies, Ari Studnitzer of CME Group, and Karl Wyborn of Cloud Margin.
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Attendees at a session hosted by The Energy Project.were nominated by senior members of the industry to take part in a discussion on diversity issues.
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Alicia Crighton, managing director and chief operating officer of prime services U.S. clearing at Goldman Sachs, moderates a panel of exchange leaders at EXPO that included Thomas Book, chief executive officer at Eurex; Tal Cohen, executive vice president and head of North American market services at Nasdaq; Terry Duffy, chairman and CEO of CME Group; Chris Isaacson, executive vice president and chief operating officer at Cboe Global Markets; and Jeff Sprecher, chairman and CEO of Intercontinental Exchange.
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Joe Pozzi of Goldman Sachs, Lou Rosato of Blackrock, and Bikram Singh of EZOPS discuss the practical challenges confronting banks and buyside firms as they apply artificial intelligence to post-trade processing.