The CTA Expo announced today that Bryan Durkin, President of CME Group, the world’s leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, will be the keynote speaker at its Chicago Conference to be held at the UBS Center, 1 Wacker Drive, on Sept. 14, 2017. The event is designed to help investors, institutions and advisors meet and identify new and emerging talent in the hedge fund and explore alternative investments.

“Bryan has spent more than 30 years in the futures industry and is a staunch advocate of the managed futures community. We are pleased to have a chance to talk to him about his expertise and outlook for the future as our conference keynote,” said Robert “Bucky” Isaacson, co-founder of CTA Expo.

CTA Expo Co-founder Frank Pusateri added, “Bryan Durkin and CME Group have helped develop new products, services and technology that help to drive the managed futures industry, and we are very fortunate to have him join us at our 2017 conference.”

Durkin serves as President of CME Group, overseeing the company’s technology, global operations, market technology and data services, and international businesses. Durkin previously served as the company’s Chief Commercial Officer and as Chief Operating Officer, and he led the firm’s global integrations following CME’s merger with the Chicago Board of Trade and CME Group’s acquisition of the New York Mercantile Exchange. Before joining CME Group, Durkin served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the CBOT. Prior to that role, he was in charge of the CBOT’s Office of Investigations and Audits.

The complete program for the Sept. 14 event will soon be available at CTAEXPO.COM.
The Expo includes a special half-day program on Sept. 13 titled “Building a Successful CTA Business…How To Win The Game”. The program is free for managers that register for CTA Expo.