2009 Meetings


December 3, 2009

“The Chicago QWAFAFEW Holiday Party:

Featuring a Panel Discussion on the Money Management Industry”


Mr. Dennis Chookaszian, Former CEO of CNA Insurance
Topic: Future of the Financial Industry, including mergers & acquisitions, the insurance industry, and financial jobs in Chicago

 Mr. Michael Herbst, Associate Director of Fund Analysis, Morningstar, Inc.
Topic: Asset Management Industry

 Ms. Hilary Till, Principal, Premia Capital Management, LLC, and Research Associate, EDHEC Risk and Asset Management Research Centre
Topic: Commodities

 Mr. Keith Black, Associate, Ennis Knupp + Associates

Topic: Green Investing

 Ms. Susan Barreto, Deputy Editor, InvestHedge

Topic: Current and Future Issues for Global Hedge Fund Investors


October 8, 2009

 “Financial Crisis: Outlook for Supervision and Exchanges”


Dr. George C. Kaufman, J.F. Smith, Jr. Professor of Finance and Economics and Director of the Center for Financial and Policy Studies, Loyola University Chicago; Co-Chair, Shadow Financial Regulatory Committee

Dr. Michael Gorham, Industry Professor of Finance, Stuart School of Business, Illinois Institute of Technology; former Director of the CFTC Division of Market Supervision

February 25, 2009

Click here for a Chicago Tribune story about this meeting

Diversification, Portfolio Management and Use of New Volatility-based Index Products”


Mr. Srikant Dash, Global Head of Research and Design, Standard & Poor’s Index Services

Click here for Mr. Dash’s presentation

Mr. Mark Krommenhoek, Principal, Barclays Global Investors

Mr. Keith H. Black, Ennis Knupp + Associates

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Mr. Jamie Tyrell, Group One Trading

Mr. Brett Estell, Director, Chicago Trading Company (CTC)