The FIA Expo 2022, which takes place in Chicago on 14 & 15 November, is one of the most prestigious events within the global derivatives trading industry.
Exchange leaders, industry experts and key regulators will gather at the Sheraton Grand Chicago Riverwalk to discuss the most prominent topics, and attendees will flock to the exhibit hall for the betterment of their networks and businesses.
This November, participants will have the chance to further their knowledge with the many panels scheduled, covering the “regulatory battlegrounds” in derivatives markets (namely crypto and retail products), the “Crypto Winter”, clearinghouse risk, standards in derivatives, treasury market structure, geopolitics on commodities markets, sustainability, regulatory enforcement, post-trade technology, and the future of derivatives trading (including 24/7 markets and DMA).
The Expo will also feature the seventh annual Innovators Pavilion, FIA’s annual showcase for fintech startups relevant to derivatives trading and clearing. Last week, FIA selected 10 startups to exhibit and pitch their products and run for the “Innovator of the Year” award: BeZero Carbon, Clouty Inc, Emmi, Exponential Exchange, Floating Point Group, Hxro, Kemet Trading, OrBit Markets, Tallarium, and ZeroBeta.
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Day 1: Regulation, Crypto, democratization, non-US stock futures
The first day of the event will welcome CFTC Chairman Rostin Benham to a fireside chat before the first panel on regulation of the emerging areas of the derivatives markets. ICE’s Trabue Bland, CFTC Commissioner Christy Goldsmith-Romero, and NFA chief executive Thomas Sexton will participate.
Following a speech from ICE’s CEO Jeff Sprecher, exhibits will open at 11:00 a.m to give way to the first network break. Then, a string of panels, keynote addresses, and fireside chats.
The panel of “Crypto Winter or Crypto Summer” includes Nasdaq’s Ira Auerbach, CFTC Commissioner Kristin Johnson, Cboe Digital’s John Palmer, Trading Technologies’ Jason Shaffer, Coinbase’s Greg Tusar, and DRW Holdings’ Chris Zuehlke.
This will be followed by a speech on the future of finance by WallStreetBets’ Jaime Rogozinski, better known for his role in meme stock trading via Reddit and the GameStop short squeeze.
After a panel on clearinghouse risk, three partners at Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP will hold a discussion regarding non-US stock index futures/security futures.
Day 1 will also hold discussions on derivatives standards and treasury market structure.
Day 2: Geopolitics, sustainability, enforcement, post-trade tech, innovation
Day 2 will kick off with a fireside chat with Eurex CEO Michael Peters, followed by a panel on the impact of geopolitics on commodities markets, which will include Geneva Trading’s Rob Creamer, RJO’s Brad Giemza, CME Group’s Peter Keavy, CFTC Commissioner Summer Mersinger, Optiver’s Edward Monrad, and Marex’s Ram Vittal.
Still in the morning, AES Clean Energy’s Erin Eckenrod, ICE’s Brookly McLaughlin, CFTC’s Suyash Paliwali, IncubEx’s Daniel Scarbrough, and Marex’s Guy Wolf, will gather to discuss how to address sustainability.
A session on enforcement – including benchmark, cross-market manipulation, and pre-hedging – will follow and will bring to stage NFA’s Cynthia Cain, Davis Wright Tremaine’s Harris Kay, Sidley Austin’s Casey Khan, and CME Group’s Andrew Vrabel.
After lunch, post-trade technology will be the topic gathering attention from attendees. Speakers will include OSTTRA’s Robert Costick, FIA Tech’s Mark Davis, Citi’s Jeremiah DeNonno, ION Markets’ Dana Stopczynski, and J.P. Morgan Securities’ Kyle Tobolik.
Law & Compliance then takes over with “Hot Topics”, including the latest US legislative and regulatory developments affecting crypto, event contracts, SEC treasury clearing proposal, and debate around the scope of CFTC registration categories.
The panel will count with BoA’s Ruth Arnould as the moderator, with speakers being ICE’s Kara Dutta, Crypto.com’s Steve Humenik, Neal Kumar from Willkie Farr & Gallagher, and Sarah Riddell from Morgan, Lewis & Bockius.
“Markets of the Future” at 3:10 p.m. will discuss the emerging new breed of exchange promising features such as 24/7 trading and direct access. The panel, which will discuss the risks and opportunities stemming from innovation, is comprised of Goldman’s Alicia Crighton, FTX’s Zach Dexter, Jump Crypto’s Simon Johansen, Crypto.com’s Travis McGhee, EDX Markets’ Jamil Nazarali and CME Group’s Julie Winkler.
After the Innovators Award Ceremony, attendees will join for a toast to a successful conference completion with networking and refreshments.
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