Event Detail

Distinguished Speakers Series: Leland Clemons, iShares (Ended)

State of the ETF Industry

Date, Time, and Location:
Thursday, October 20, 2011 (add this event to your Outlook Calendar)
12:00 pm
The Standard Club, 320 S Plymouth Ct, Chicago, IL  60604   (Driving Directions)

Date, Time, and Location:
Thurs., Oct. 20, 2011
12:00-1:00 p.m.
The Standard Club - 320 S. Plymouth Ct., Chicago, IL

Program Description:
Leland Clemons will address the current environment, products, assets and where we are in terms of the stage of growth, as well as the future of the ETF industry. He will also address some of the more relevant topics in the industry today, such as impact on correlations, volatility and trading.

Topics will include:

  1. Growth of ETF product landscape (overview and implications)
  2. Growth in ETF market footprint (overview and implications)
  3. Where are we seeing investor flows
  4. Comments on negative perceptions of ETFs in recent weeks
  5. What is on the horizon for the ETF industry?

Members - $45
Non-Members - $55
Student-Members - $10
(payable by cash, check, credit card or function ticket)*

CFA Institute Qualified Activity: Eligible for 1 credit hour

Business Casual

Chef's Choice (Vegetarian meal available upon request)

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

Leland Clemons Agenda:
11:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. - Registration & Networking
12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m. - Luncheon Presentation

Leland Clemons
Managing Director, Head of iShares U.S. Capital Markets Group

Presenter Background Information:
Leland Clemons leads the U.S. iShares Capital Markets Group which is responsible for delivering market insights, execution services and product structure expertise to iShares clients. The Capital Markets Group also works with other BlackRock investment teams to maintain the liquidity, tax efficiency and performance standards for iShares ETFs. Finally, the team supports iShares' efforts with U.S. exchanges and regulatory agencies regarding ETF product and market structure issues to ensure clients are represented in the face of industry change.

Clemons' service with the firm dates back to 2005, including his years with Barclays Global Investors (BGI), which merged with BlackRock in 2009. Previously, he served as a Principal on the iShares Product Management team focusing on Client Execution Services. Clemons' investment experience also includes trading research and analytics with an equity market making firm.

*Special Notes Regarding Fees:
Student rate only available to students approved as a Student-Member of CFA Chicago for 2011-2012. Regular, Affiliate and CFA Chicago Candidate Members may apply function tickets as payment for Non-member or Student-Member. Credit card is required to guarantee ALL reservations except for ONLINE reservations using FUNCTION TICKETS. No day-of-event pre-registrations accepted (on-site only, if applicable and space available). There is a $5 surcharge for walk-ins. Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover and Diners Club are accepted. Cancellations accepted until 5:00 pm, Oct, 17.

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