News Release

CME Group to Host Third Annual Global Financial Leadership Conference

Tue Jun 29 2010

CHICAGO, June 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CME Group, the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, will host the third annual Global Financial Leadership Conference (GFLC) Oct. 18-20, 2010, at the Ritz-Carlton Beach Resort in Naples, Fla. The GFLC is an exclusive event that brings together decision-makers from the world's leading financial institutions to discuss emerging geopolitical trends, debate critical economic issues and provide perspectives on future developments in the financial marketplace. 

Keynote speakers for this year's conference include President Bill Clinton, 42nd President of the United States and founder of The William J. Clinton Foundation, and David Gergen, CNN senior political analyst.  Other featured speakers include Paul Tudor Jones, Founder of Tudor Investment Corporation; Michael Lewis, best-selling author of Liar's Poker, Moneyball and The Big Short; Robert Rubin, former U.S. Treasury Secretary; and Daniel Yergin, Pulitzer prize-winning author and authority on international politics, economics and energy. 

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Potential effects of the 2010 mid-term election cycle
  • Current and proposed regulatory policy impact
  • The rising role of risk management
  • Sovereign debt and sovereign risk
  • Endowment investment strategies and opportunities
  • The politics of energy
  • The future of the global economy   

Previous GFLC events have hosted opinion leaders and luminaries such as former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, former Chairman of the U.S. Federal Reserve Paul Volcker, energy activist T. Boone Pickens and CNN host Fareed Zakaria.  To access previous GFLC video, photo and press highlights, as well as 2010 conference information, visit the conference website at

As the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, CME Group ( is where the world comes to manage risk.  CME Group exchanges offer the widest range of global benchmark products across all major asset classes, including futures and options based on interest rates, equity indexes, foreign exchange, energy, agricultural commodities, metals, weather and real estate.   CME Group brings buyers and sellers together through its CME Globex electronic trading platform and its trading facilities in New York and Chicago.  CME Group also operates CME Clearing, one of the largest central counterparty clearing services in the world, which provides clearing and settlement services for exchange-traded contracts, as well as for over-the-counter derivatives transactions through CME ClearPort.  These products and services ensure that businesses everywhere can substantially mitigate counterparty credit risk in both listed and over-the-counter derivatives markets. 

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