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Distinguished Speaker Series: Donald Wilson (Sold Out)


The Evolution of the Cryptocurrency Markets

Date, Time, and Location:
Thursday, February 22, 2018 (add this event to your Outlook Calendar)
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
W Chicago - City Center, 172 W. Adams, Chicago, IL  60603   (Driving Directions)

Program Description:
Founder & CEO Don Wilson of Chicago-based principal trading firm DRW will share his insights on the cryptocurrency markets from the perspective of someone who has been involved since the early days. Cumberland – a DRW Company was founded in 2014 and, today, is the one of the world’s largest liquidity providers in cryptocurrencies.

Fee:
Members - $45 or FREE with function ticket
Student Members - $20
Non-Members - $65
Reserved VIP table - $360 (8 guests, company name on table, contact office directly)
(member pricing underwritten by CFA Society Chicago)

CFA Institute Qualified Activity: Eligible for 1 credit hour

Attire: Business Casual

Menu: Chef's Choice (vegetarian meal available upon request)

Registration: Register Online

Agenda:
11:30 am - 12:00 pm: Registration & Networking
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm: Program

*Please note distribution of presentation slides is at the discretion of the speaker and may not be available for this event

Hosted by: Distinguished Speaker Series Advisory Group

Don Wilson Donald R. Wilson, Jr. is the founder and CEO of DRW, a principal trading firm with more than 800 employees at its Chicago headquarters and offices in Austin, Houston, London, Montreal, New York and Singapore. Wilson started in the industry in 1989, focusing on capturing opportunities in the markets through technology, research and risk management, and founded DRW in 1992 while trading in the Eurodollar options pit at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. DRW has since expanded into real estate investment, venture capital and cryptocurrencies.

Wilson is an influential leader in the financial futures industry and in 2010 founded the FIA Principal Traders Group. He is co-founder and board member of Eris Exchange, a designated contract market which trades an interest swap futures contract, and is the co-inventor of the Eris Exchange’s intellectual property. Wilson is also co-founder and board member of Digital Asset Holdings, a company which leverages distributed ledger technology to improve the settlement of financial instruments.

Wilson holds an undergraduate degree in economics from the University of Chicago, where he is now a trustee. He sits on the board of the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago Foundation. An avid competitive sailor, Wilson is the founder of the Chicago Match Race Center and served as chairman of the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series Chicago.

*Special Notes Regarding Fees:
Regular, Candidate, and Affiliate Members may apply function tickets as payment for Non-member or Student Member. Credit card required to guarantee ALL reservations except for reservations using Function Tickets. Day-of-event registrations accepted on-site only if applicable and space available. There is a $5 surcharge for walk-ins. Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover and Diners Club are accepted. Cancellations accepted until 5:00 pm, February 16th.

Passport Program
Members of any CFA society may attend at the CFA Society Chicago member rate. If you are only a member of CFA Institute, you do not qualify for the Society member rate.

CFA Institute CE Qualified Activity
This program qualifies for credit under the guidelines for the CFA Institute Professional Development Program.

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