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Commodities Symposium on "How Should We Measure Futures Investment Performance?" 12 October, 2015 - Chicago, United States
Stock and bond investments have a number of commonly accepted performance benchmarks, such as the S&P 500 and the BarCap indexes. But with futures-related investments – particularly actively managed ones – evaluating performance can be challenging.

Join us for an interesting and informative session that examines these issues from different points of view, with presentations by four recognized industry experts:
  • Hilary Till, Principal, Premia Capital Management LLC and Research Associate at EDHEC-Risk Institute
  • Galen Burghardt, Director of Research, COEX Partners Inc.
  • Mark Shore, President and Chief Investment Officer, Shore Capital Research LLC and Adjunct Professor, DePaul University
  • Jerry Nolan, Director of Business Development, County Cork LLC
There is no charge for this event, but registration is required.

Hilary Till is a co-founder of Chicago-based Premia Capital Management, LLC, a proprietary trading firm. Previously, Ms. Till was the Chief of Derivatives Strategies at Putnam Investments, and a Quantitative Analyst at the Harvard Management Company. In addition, Ms. Till is the co-editor of “Intelligent Commodity Investing”, a bestseller for Risk Books, a London publisher. Ms. Till has presented her analysis of the commodity futures markets to the following institutions: the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission, the International Energy Agency, and the (then) U.K. Financial Services Authority. Ms. Till presently serves on the North American Advisory Board of the London School of Economics. She 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. She is also 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. She is an Advisory Board Member of DePaul University’s Arditti Center for Risk Management. She has provided seminars (in Chicago) to staff from the Shanghai Futures Exchange and the China Financial Futures Exchange. 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). Ms. Till studied at the LSE under a private fellowship administered by the Fulbright Commission.
Event Details
  When   Between 12/10/2015 10:00 AM and 12/10/2015 03:30 PM
Where   University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Department of Agricultural & Consumer Economics, Illini Center (Illinois Room, 4th floor), 200 South Wacker Drive, Chicago, United States
Contact Details
E-mail   ace-symposium-2015@illinois.edu
  Symposium announcement
  Presentation by Hilary Till: "What are the Sources of Return for CTAs and Commodity Indices?"