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Commodities Webinar: Why Do Some Futures Contracts Succeed & Others Fail? 18 February, 2015 from 12 pm to 1.15 pm US Eastern Time
Examining the Key Elements for the Success of Futures Contracts

Numerous researchers have provided case studies on both new and existing futures contracts, so this presentation is fortunate to have a wealth of material from which to directly cite.

It turns out that even though the U.S. futures markets have evolved in a trial-and-error fashion, one can nonetheless identify the key elements that have determined whether particular futures contracts succeeded or failed. One might expect that this knowledge would be useful for new financial centers as they build successful futures markets.

In summary, Ms. Till will show that there are three elements that determine whether a futures contract succeeds or not:

1. There must be a commercial need for hedging;
2. A pool of speculators must be attracted to a market; and
3. Public policy should not be too adverse to futures trading.

Ms. Till will also provide original case studies on the pulp, uranium, and weather futures contracts.

About the Speaker:

Hilary Till is a co-founder of Chicago-based Premia Capital Management, LLC, a proprietary trading firm. She is also a principal of Premia Risk Consultancy, Inc., which advises investment firms on risk-management policy. Prior to Premia Capital, Ms. Till was the Chief of Derivatives Strategies at Putnam Investments, and a Quantitative Analyst at the Harvard Management Company.

Ms. Till is also the co-editor of “Intelligent Commodity Investing”, a bestseller for Risk Books, a London publisher.

She presently serves on the North American Advisory Board of the London School of Economics; is a member of the newly formed Research Council within the J.P. Morgan Center for Commodities at the University of Colorado-Denver Business School; and is a Research Associate at the EDHEC-Risk Institute in Nice, France.

In Chicago, Ms. Till is a member of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago’s Working Group on Financial Markets and is also an Advisory Board Member of DePaul University’s Arditti Center for Risk Management. In addition, she serves on the steering committees for the Chicago chapters of both the Professional Risk Managers’ International Association (PRMIA) and the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst Association (CAIA).

She has a B.A. with General Honors in Statistics from the University of Chicago and an M.Sc. degree in Statistics from the London School of Economics (LSE).
Event Details
  When   Between 18/02/2015 12:00 PM and 18/02/2015 01:30 PM
Where   GoToWebinar@citrix.com, United States
Contact Details
  Name   PRMIA
E-mail   support@prmia.org
Phone   +1 612 605 5370
  Presentation by Hilary Till: "Why Do Some Futures Contracts Succeed & Others Fail?"