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November 7, 2012
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The Global Financial Leadership Conference
This year's Global Financial Leadership Conference brings together a star-studded cast of business leaders and public policy experts to discuss not only the results of yesterday's election, but the economic and political roads that lie ahead.

Just a few of the sessions will feature:
  • James Carville and Karl Rove appearing together on the same stage to share their keen political insights.
  • Condoleezza Rice and Madeleine Albright discussing the current landscape in international relations.
  • Sir Richard Branson and Jimmy Wales speaking on business leadership, tactics and innovation.
Scroll down to view the complete program for this exciting event as well as commentary and analyses from other thought leaders.
Day One -- Nov. 12 
  • Opening Keynote Address -- Condoleezza Rice
    Condoleezza Rice
    Condoleezza Rice was the 66th secretary of state of the U.S. and President George W. Bush's assistant to the president for national security affairs (national security adviser) from 2001 to 2005, the second woman and first African-American woman to hold the post. From 1989 through March 1991, Rice served on President George H.W. Bush's national security council staff. As professor of political science, Rice has been on the Stanford faculty since 1981 and served as provost from 1993 through 1999. Full bio.

  • Evolving Capital Market Dynamics: Volatility, Liquidity and High-Frequency Trading
    Daniel Coleman, Chief Executive Officer, GETCO
    Jeff Jennings, Global Head of Listed Derivatives, Credit Suisse
    Edgar Perez, Author, The Speed Traders
    Richard Prager, Global Head of Trading and Capital Markets, BlackRock
    Moderator: Michael Mackenzie, U.S. Markets Editor, Financial Times

  • Gala Dinner -- Featuring a conversation between Condoleezza Rice and Madeleine Albright, moderated by Ted Koppel
  • Madeleine Albright
    Madeleine Albright
    Madeleine Albright was named secretary of state of the U.S. in 1997 and became, at that time, the highest-ranking woman in the history of the U.S. government. She is currently a professor in the practice of diplomacy at Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service; chair of Albright Stonebridge Group, a global strategy firm; and chair of Albright Capital Management LLC, an investment advisory firm focused on emerging markets. Full bio.

Navigating Derivatives Reform
In a Tabb Group survey sponsored by State Street, as of May 2012, not one buy-side firm stated that it was fully ready in any of the five aspects of readiness for OTC derivatives reform: registration, capital/business structure, trading technology, selection of clearing brokers and electronic platforms, and reporting. Regulation is now a reality. Learn more here.
Day Two -- Nov. 13 
  • The Road Ahead: Impact of the general election on global markets
  • James Carville
    James Carville
    James Carville is America's best-known political consultant, as well as an author, actor, producer, talk-show host and restaurateur. He is most recognized for steering overlooked campaigns to unexpected landslide victories, and for re-making political underdogs into upset winners. His most prominent victory was in 1992, when he helped Bill Clinton win the presidency. In recent years, Carville has focused on campaigns in more than 20 countries around the world. Full bio.

  • Karl Rove
    Karl Rove
    Karl Rove served as senior adviser to President George W. Bush from 2000 to 2007 and as deputy chief of staff from 2004 to 2007. At the White House, he oversaw the offices of strategic initiatives, political affairs, public liaison and intergovernmental affairs and was deputy chief of staff for policy, coordinating the White House policy-making process. Rove is now a Fox News contributor, a New York Times best-selling author and writes a weekly op-ed for The Wall Street Journal. Full bio. The Washington Post (11/2)

  • Global Economic Insights
    John Lipsky, First Deputy Managing Director (2006-2010), International Monetary Fund
    Jerry Webman, Chief Economist, Oppenheimer Funds
    Zhou Yuan, Chief Strategy Officer, Head of Asset Allocation, China Investment Corporation
    Moderator: Martin Dickson, U.S. Managing Editor, Financial Times

  • A "Wiki" Future
    Jimmy Wales
    Jimmy Wales is the 2012 CME Group Fred Arditti Innovation Award recipient. Wales is an Internet entrepreneur, wiki pioneer and technology visionary. He is best known as the founder and promoter of the online nonprofit encyclopedia Wikipedia, which is now the fifth most-popular website in the world. In 2003, Wales founded the Wikimedia Foundation, a nonprofit charitable organization dedicated to encouraging the growth, development and distribution of free, multilingual content. The organization operates some of the largest collaboratively edited reference projects in the world, including Wikipedia. Full bio. Memeburn (10/11), The Register (U.K.) (10/12)

  • The New Global Energy Landscape
    James Burkhard, Managing Director, Global Oil Group, IHS CERA
    Richard Kauffman, Senior Adviser to the United States Secretary of Energy
    Moderator: John Kingston, Director of News, Platts

  • Closing Keynote Address: The Art of Winning
    Sir Richard Branson
    Sir Richard Branson founded Virgin as a mail-order record retailer in 1970. Since then, he's expanded the brand into air and rail travel, leisure and hospitality, telecommunications, media, health and wellness, space tourism and clean energy. Today, the Virgin Group includes more than 400 companies, in 29 countries, with global branded revenues of $21 billion. In 1999, Branson was awarded a knighthood in the Queen's Millennium New Year's honors list for "services to entrepreneurship." Full bio. National Public Radio (text and audio) (10/10), Forbes (10/26), WebProNews (Lexington, Ky.) (11/1) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story

Thought Leadership 
  • Duffy: Futures markets a key link in chain of economic growth
    In an election year in which job creation was at the center of much debate, one major factor that drew little attention was the ability of businesses to manage their risk, writes CME Group Executive Chairman Terry Duffy. "[I]t's our markets that help limit the costs that might be passed onto the consumer at the grocery store or at the airport. In essence, we help farmers plant more crops and help airlines fly more flights by allowing them to lock in a price for the commodities they're buying or selling," Duffy notes. (11/1) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Andriesen: Commodity markets help agriculture keep the world fed
    Global food security may not come to mind as a key function of commodity markets, writes Tim Andriesen, managing director of commodity products at CME Group. But markets are indispensable in their role of allowing the agriculture industry to hedge risk. Minus that, the industry's ability to keep the world supplied with foodstuffs would be greatly compromised. (10/29) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Gold's value would need to adjust for dollar's return to that standard
    Given current U.S. government stocks of gold, the value of the metal in dollars would have to increase enormously if the U.S. were to seriously contemplate returning to the gold standard, as some have suggested. One factor that could temper such a rise, however, is the percentage at which the cover rate would be set. (10/23) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story

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