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The Arditti Center hosts a number of conferences each year, including two major events:
We also host numerous trade-affiliated conferences with our partners, including:
The DePaul Finance Forum
The Arditti Center, in partnership with the
Center for Financial Services, is launching the DePaul Finance Forum, a finance blog where we will post a working paper series, a published paper series for discussion and provide news analysis dealing with risk management. We also will host pre- and post-event discussions, as well as provide information on upcoming Arditti events.
We welcome our partnership with the National Introducing Brokers Association for our annual summer conference. This year, we'll be joined for a keynote dialogue with Leo Melamed, chairman emeritus of CME Group, followed by panel discussions on cryptocurrency and other relevant topics.
The Arditti Center will host two sessions of its third annual Actuarial Summer Academy for Chicago-area high school students this summer. City and suburban high schools send students to DePaul to participate in week-long summer programs designed to introduce actuarial science to those passionate and interested in mathematics. The Academy is free of charge to students thanks to our generous sponsors, which include Allstate, Aon, CNA, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Markel Corp. and Milliman.
How CFTC Reg. 1.22 Changes your Customer Relationship
Mike Coglianese, Coglianese CPA
Jeff Henderson, Henderson-Lyman Law Firm
Dale Spoljaric, National Futures Association
Turnkey Trading Partners
Mark Shore, Adjunct Professor, DePaul University
Adrian Fleisher, Ten Yard Capital
Jason Turnipseed, Managed Accounts Research, Inc
February 25, 2014
"Addressing the Big Things: The value of effective failure study" with James Peterson.
March 25, 2014
The individual and societal financial risks associated with increases in average lifetimes, "Longevity Risk: Live Long! And Prosper?" presented by Tom Edwalds.
April 29, 2014
The presentation based on Mark Shore’s ever-popular paper “Decoding the Myths of Managed Futures”. This paper examines several very popular myths and misconceptions held by both retail and institutional investors regarding managed futures. These myths have persisted for several years and tend to be legacy myths. As investors are becoming more aware of the potential use of managed futures for asset allocation and portfolio diversification, knowing if the myths are true or false, is critical for an investor’s or advisor’s understanding and appreciation of managed futures, asset allocation and portfolio risk management.
The Arditti Center created two major academic conferences in 2012, detailing the Impact of Dodd Frank on the Buy Side of Derivative Markets, and the Changing Role of the CRO. As well, it hosted Chicago GARP's Stress Testing Roundtable.
Impact of Dodd-Frank on the Buy Side of Derivatives
The Changing Role of the CRO
Hosted the Chicago GARP Stress Testing Roundtable
DePaul University’s College of Business and the Arditti Center for Risk Management partnered with the China Financial Futures Exchange (CFFEX) in Shanghai to provide an innovative financial markets program to train their executives and mid-level managers about financial markets, including derivatives trading, risk management and regulation.
June 22, 2017
The past year has seen many seemingly unexpected events come to pass, from Brexit to the United States Presidential Election. The upheaval has continued into 2017: the rise of the National Front and Marine Le Pen in the French Election; the growing fractures in long-standing international alliances and treatise like NATO, NAFTA, the European Union, and the Paris Agreement; and the wave of autocracy, nationalism, and populist retrenchment in the face of globalization. However, are we witnessing a series of "black swan" events? Could we see any of this coming? What types of models and practices can be used to identify and absorb the myriad financial, strategic, political, and operational risks associated with the current global upheaval and the realities of the twin, competing forces of populism and globalization?
We began with a keynote dialogue between two recognized experts in the field: Professor Guntram Werther of Temple University and Professor Tom Mockaitis of DePaul University. Following the keynote discussion we hosted two panels of experts from the financial, insurance, political science and macro-global fields that explore the current geopolitical risk climate. We discussed the effects and ramifications of globalization, the global wave of retrenchment and nationalism, and the changing nature of borders and failed states. How can companies properly manage geopolitical risk--whether through mitigation, avoidance, or transference--present in the world today?
Download a pdf of the program.