Event Detail

Careers in the Futures Industry (Members Only) (Ended)

Date, Time, and Location:
Tuesday, October 13, 2009 (add this event to your Outlook Calendar)
5:00 pm
CME Group, 20 S. Wacker Dr., Chicago, IL  60606   (Driving Directions)

CFA Chicago Career Management Advisory Group presents...
Careers in the Futures Industry (Members Only)

Have you ever wondered how your skills as a CFA Charterholder could apply to the futures industry?

The goal of this event is to provide ideas for CFA Chicago members looking to use their education and background in a new arena. You will hear from panelists who market, analyze, and trade futures. They will share their personal career paths and how they selected this sector of the financial services industry, as well as discuss the opportunities they see for current CFA Chicago members.


Jeff Brown, CFA, Investment Analyst - Efficient Capital Management, LLC
Phillip Hatzopoulos, CFA, Director, Equity Index Products - CME Group
Nick Ronalds, CFA, Executive Director - FIA Asia and President - RhoFinancial


Rick Redding, CFA - Managing Director, Products & Services - CME Group

Time, Date, and Location:
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
CME Group
20 South Wacker Drive
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Free to Members

5:00-5:30 p.m. - Registration/Networking
5:30-6:30 p.m. - Panel Discussion/Q&A
6:30-7:00 p.m. - Refreshments/Networking

CFA Society of Chicago Members - FREE*

*Note: Though there is no fee for Members to attend, you must provide a credit card to guarantee space. If you fail to cancel or fail to show, there will be a $10 charge.

We require a credit card guarantee for ALL reservations.
(Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover and Diners Club are accepted)

For Reservations:
Register online below, or by phone: 312-251-1301

Cancellations accepted until 5:00 pm, October 12. There is a $5 surcharge for walk-ins.

Attire is business casual.


Jeff Brown, CFA, is an Investment Analyst at Efficient Capital Management, LLC. Prior to joining Efficient Capital, Mr. Brown was an equity research analyst at William Blair & Company LLC and Credit Suisse Group from 2004-2009. Previously, he was a consultant at IPC Group LLC (acquired by CRA International, Inc.) from 2000-2004. Mr. Brown is an MBA candidate at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and expects to graduate in December 2009. He is a CFA Charterholder and a member of CFA Institute and CFA Society of Chicago. He has passed the Series 7, 63, and 87 exams.

Philip Hatzopoulos, CFA, is Director, Equity Index Products at CME Group. He joined CME Group from Morgan Stanley where he served as Vice President, Fixed Income Sales, and was responsible for structuring and selling fixed income products to hedge funds, insurance companies and money managers. He has also worked for Fuji Securities Inc. and as a proprietary floor trader. Mr. Hatzopoulos earned a bachelor's degree in finance from the University of Illinois at Chicago and a master's in finance from the Illinois Institute of Technology's Stuart School of Business. He holds the CFA designation and is a member of CFA Institute and CFA Society of Chicago. He is a Series 7 and 63 registered representative.

Rick Redding, CFA, has served as Managing Director, Products & Services of CME Group since July 2007. He is responsible for developing and executing the company's global product development and sales strategy. Previously, he served as Managing Director, Products and Services of CME Holdings and CME since 2004. Mr. Redding has been with the company for more than 20 years, including serving for over 10 years as head of the exchange's equity product line. During this time, he helped develop CME's stock index futures and options complex. Other products launched under Mr. Redding's leadership were the S&P Midcap 400™ and the NASDAQ-100®. Mr. Redding is a CFA Charterholder and a member of CFA Institute and CFA Society of Chicago.

Nick Ronalds, CFA is Executive Director, FIA Asia, responsible for managing the Asian affiliate of the Futures Industry Association. He is also President of RhoFinancial, an advisory firm that assists U.S. firms to trade or make direct investments in Asian futures markets as well as Asian firms interested in entering U.S. markets. Nick's career in the futures industry spans over 25 years and has included senior positions at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange and the futures brokerage units of several global futures brokerage firms. He is member of CFA Institute and past-Chairman of the CFA Society of Chicago.

Content shared during CFA Society Chicago programs is not, and nothing in it should be construed as, an offer, invitation or recommendation of any specific financial services company or professional, or an offer, invitation or recommendation to sell, or a solicitation of an offer to buy, any securities in any jurisdiction. By registering for and attending this event, you acknowledge that any photographs that may be taken are the property of CFA Society Chicago and give your consent to their use in CFA Society Chicago's online and print business communications and marketing.