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Women In Listed Derivatives Tackle Sexual Harassment at Work Blog,Feature

Women In Listed Derivatives, aka WILD, held a workshop on “Sexual Harassment at Work in the #MeToo Era” on Thursday at Chicago’s Union League Club. The good news is that it was well attended and very participatory; the audience listened avidly to Jennifer Gilbert, an attorney with the employment discrimination firm Stowell & Friedman, and asked a great many questions and follow up questions. The bad news is that even though the raucous, anything goes atmosphere of the old trading floors is all but gone, sexual harassment is not. The types of sexual harassment Gilbert outlined were familiar to the…

Bitcoin and Blockchain: A WILD Opportunity Blog,Commentary,Feature,Fintech,Investing & Trading,Tech / HFT

Bitcoin is not at the dizzying high it was back in December, but interest in cryptocurrencies and blockchain is still strong. The world of crypto and distributed ledger technology keeps expanding, with CME and Cboe now trading bitcoin futures, companies getting into initial coin offerings, cryptocurrency meetups forming, and the list of cryptocurrencies getting longer every week. Women In Listed Derivatives (WILD) and Morgan Lewis jointly hosted a panel on the future of blockchain and cryptocurrencies Tuesday evening to a packed house. The main takeaway on cryptocurrency from the panel was that, although crypto is a new and very speculative…

WILD Women Make Sound Investment Decisions Blog,Fintech,Investing & Trading,Mwiki

Women will have $22 trillion of investing wealth by 2020. Now that women actually have their own money, they – like men – need to know how to make it grow with savings and investments. Women are projected to have $22 trillion of the investing wealth by the year 2020 – they had better know what to do with it. Women in Listed Derivatives (WILD), which has become well known for its efforts in the advancement of women in the financial industry, brought together another room full of highly accomplished women on Tuesday for a panel on Women and Personal…

How I Discovered My WILD Side – Leslie Sutphen Feature,MarketsWiki Education,MWEd,Mwiki,Video,video

“I didn’t like the floor very much… It was the [CBOE], which wasn’t quite as rough and tumble as the futures floor, but I still felt kind of like this isn’t really a place for a nice girl like me.” In this video from MarketsWiki Education’s World of Opportunity event in Chicago, Leslie Sutphen, co-founder of Women in Listed Derivatives (WILD), talks about starting her career when there were very few women working in the futures and options industry. After looking around room after room during her career with the same gender disparity, Sutphen decided to create WILD. WILD’s mission…

Women in Fintech Panel at Expo Highlights Problems and Solutions Blog,Fintech

Both women and men gave high marks to the Women in Listed Derivatives-sponsored panel on Women Who Shape Fintech, moderated by Diane Saucier, the president of WILD and client relationship manager at Fitch Learning. Some of the takeaways were: There is still a “confidence gap” between men and women. For example, women are often hesitant to apply for a particular job unless they meet 100 percent of the qualification requirements, whereas men often take a chance even if they only meet 70 percent. Only about 7 percent of entrepreneurs getting funding are women. And there are even fewer in fintech….

WILD to Hold 5th Annual Symposium Blog,Investing & Trading

“THIS IS OUR MOMENT” is the theme Women in Listed Derivatives, or WILD, is holding their fifth annual symposium on Tuesday, November 1 from 3 to 7 PM at the UBS Building in Chicago. This year’s program will feature opening remarks by OCC Executive Chairman and CEO Craig Donohue and an interview with longtime CME Board member and financial journalist Terry Savage. Mr. Donohune will be conducting the interview of Ms. Savage. There will also be a panel discussion that will focus on diversity in board and executive committees. Lynn Marek of Crain’s will moderate, something I have not seen before….

John Lothian Newsletter: Futures exchanges feel threat from LSE venture; Banks Said to Ask Exchanges for Views on London Gold Clearing; Billboards urge Wall Street employees to report financial crimes John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read WILD Symposium Explores Opportunities and Challenges in a Changed Industry Sarah Rudolph – JLN The Women In Listed Derivatives (WILD) annual symposium last week at the Chicago Federal Reserve Bank addressed a pressing question and one that men face as well. Now that floor trading is mostly gone and that route into the business closed, what can young women do to get into the industry and what can the veteran professionals do to help them? This fourth year for the event was a chance for women in the derivatives industry to be among a sea of women, rather…

John Lothian Newsletter: Beware of the liquidity delusion; It still pays big to work on Wall Street; China futures market decimated by trading curbs John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read Ackman: Bloomberg will run for president, and win Jeff Cox, CNBC Bill Ackman is known for going all-in on his investments, and he’s putting it all on Michael Bloomberg. *****At yesterday’s Financial Services Summit in Chicago, hosted by McGladrey, the McGladrey chief economist Joe Brusuelas said Mike Bloomberg is making “real noises” about running for President. Please let that be true. ++++ Wall Street Ignores Summer of Trump; Wall Street sentiment on the presidential race mirrors betting venues more than polls. Zachary Mider – Bloomberg Julian Gingold, a stockbroker at UBS Group, has a simple formula for…

Women In Listed Derivatives 4th Annual Symposium | The Evolution of Women in Listed & OTC Derivatives Interview,Video

October 15, 2015 3:00 PM – 6:30 PM with networking drinks until 8:00 PMFederal Reserve Bank of ChicagoThird Floor Conference Center230 South LaSalle StreetChicago, Illinois Cost is $50 Come join us for an interesting and inspiring symposium on the constant changing nature of the derivatives industry and the role of women in it. Three panels – The Generation Shift; Evolution of Women in Risk and IT Roles; and Evolution of Trading – will feature 11 speakers, as well as remarks from Craig S. Donohue, the executive chairman of OCC. Register at: