John J. Lothian & Company, Inc. is pleased to announce today the creation of a Chicago-based industry-wide summer intern education series to introduce the history, innovation, key leaders and future opportunities to participating interns, summer workers, new employees and those interested in careers in the trading and markets.  The series, which kicks off on July 16,  features presentations from a select group of industry leaders, innovators, entrepreneurs, attorneys, technologists, investors, traders and other industry participants.

The series will start on July 16, with an event featuring Leo Melamed speaking about his experience and philosophy of growing global markets.  The kickoff event will also feature Emily Lambert, author of “The Futures,” as well as Pat Fay of Russell Investments (The impact of indices) and Tom McCabe of OneChicago (The story and future of securities futures). 

The kickoff event will be held from 3 to 5 PM at the CME at 20 South Wacker and rest at the CBOT Building. 141 W. Jackson Blvd. The afternoon series will continue with events on July 18, 23, 25 and 30 from 3 to 5 PM at the 5th floor CBOT Building Auditorium.

Attendees will hear speakers talk about the CME’s history and future, ICE’s history and future, foreign exchange, growth of the options business, new opportunities in intellectual property rights trading, swaps and futures, patents, indices, securities futures, social media, market technology and connectivity, best practices for building trading strategies, regulation as a growth driver, risk management practices, the changing role of the FCM, market structure, trading system standards, picking traders and picking charities.

Our other confirmed speakers include Terry Duffy of the CME, Bill Brodsky of the CBOE, Gerard Pannekoek of IPXI, Neal Brady of Eris Exchange, Steve Borsand of Trading Technologies, Pat Fay from Russell Investments, Tom McCabe from OneChicago, Joe Gits of Social Media Analytics, Mike Persico of Anova Technologies, Carlos Saez of Spot Trading, Art Hahn from Katten Law, John Kelley of Pro-Opticus, Tom Kadlec from ADM Investor Service, Robert Steigerwald from the Chicago Federal Reserve,  Ben Van Vliet from the Stuart School of Business at the Illinois Institute of Technology and George Hanley of INTL Hanley Group.

The cost of each event in the series is $30.  Sign up for the whole series of 5 events for $120 and save $30.  Sign up and payment is online via PayPal for each session below.

Each session will begin at 3 PM, with the presentations beginning at 3:30 PM.  The presentations will be followed by discussion and refreshments.

For questions about the series, contact John Lothian at johnlothian@johnlothian.com.

Complete Series

Kickoff Event

Speakers: Leo Melamed, Tom McCabe, Pat Fay, Joe Gits, Emily Lambert

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Second Session 7/18/13:

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Speakers: Gerard Pannekoek, Steve Borsand, Neal Brady, Ray McKenzie, Mike Persico, Terry Duffy.

Third Session 7/23/13

Speakers: Timo Pentner, Dave Johnson, John Kelley, Doug Ashburn, Carlos Saez

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Fourth Session 7/25/13

Speakers: Art Hahn, Mike Palchak, Tom Kadlec, Robert Steigerwald, Bill Brodsky

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Fifth Session 7/30/13

Speakers: Ben Van Vliet, George Hanley, Rick Lane, June Furlan

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