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FUTURES 101: An Introduction to U.S. Futures Markets and Regulation

an FIA Law & Compliance Division event
18 October 2016 2:00pm to 5:00pm CDT
Hilton Chicago

October 18, 2016 // Hilton Chicago // Chicago, IL // Continental Ballroom

Can you tell the difference between a future, a swap, an option, and a security?  Do you know why companies use these financial instruments?  Do you understand the legal and regulatory environment governing these markets? FIA’s Law and Compliance Division presents Futures 101, a half-day interactive program that gives you a clear grounding in this area of finance.

Explore fundamental concepts and regulations relating to U.S. futures markets with reference to other these other financial instruments.  Topics will include market participants and regulators, market structure, clearing, transaction documentation as well as key rules and regulations. Learn more about the program, and register today! 

*Approved for 2.5 hours of CLE credits. 


$50 for FIA Members

$50 for Regulators

$75 for Non-Members



Bonnie Litt
Managing Director & Associate General Counsel
Goldman Sachs



Gary DeWaal
Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
Special Counsel

Maureen Guilfoile
Executive Director & Associate General Counsel
CME Group

Kimberly Johns
Goldman Sachs
Vice President & Associate General Counsel

Katie Trkla
Foley & Lardner LLP



1:30 p.m.Registration opens
2:00 p.m.Futures 101 begins
5:00 p.m.Conclude


Hilton Chicago
720 South Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60605

Online registration is closed.


Notice of cancellations must be received in writing before September 20th. Please email Member Services at for cancellations and substitutions. No refunds will be made after September 20th, and all monies owed at the time of cancellation will be due immediately. Substitutions may be made at any time without penalty.

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Filming, Videotaping and Recording Policy

No portion of this event may be filmed, videotaped or otherwise recorded for posting or distribution without prior authorization from FIA.  Further, by registering for this program, you consent to FIA’s use, reproduction, editing, publishing and distribution of any photographs, videos and other recordings that FIA or its designated photographer may take of registrants and attendees during the program.

Special Requirements

We want everyone to have a safe and enjoyable experience at our programs.  Accordingly, where possible, we will try to accommodate the special needs of our delegates.  If you have any access restrictions or other concerns, please email Beth Thompson at  So that we may make our best effort to fulfill all requests, we kindly ask to be notified of any special needs two weeks in advance of the program.





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