Bart Chilton was nominated by President Bush and confirmed by the U. S. Senate in 2007. In 2009, he was re-nominated by President Obama and reconfirmed by the Senate. He has served as the Chairman of the CFTC's Energy and Environmental Markets Advisory Committee (EEMAC). His career spans 25 years in government service-working on Capitol Hill in the House of Representatives, in the Senate, and serving in the Executive Branch during the Clinton, Bush and Obama Administrations.

Prior to joining the CFTC, Mr. Chilton was the Chief of Staff and Vice President for Government Relations at the National Farmers Union where he represented family farmers. In 2005, Mr. Chilton was a Schedule C political appointee of President Bush at the U. S. Farm Credit Administration where he served as an Executive Assistant to the Board.  From 2001 to 2005, Mr. Chilton was a Senior Advisor to Senator Tom Daschle, the Democrat Leader of the United States Senate, where he worked on myriad issues including agriculture and transportation policy.

From 1995 to 2001, Mr. Chilton was a Schedule C political appointee of President Clinton where he rose to Deputy Chief of Staff to U. S. Secretary of Agriculture Dan Glickman. In this role, Mr. Chilton became a member of the Senior Executive Service (SES)-government executives selected for their leadership qualifications to serve in the key positions just below the most senior Presidential appointees. As an SES member, Mr. Chilton served as a liaison between Secretary Glickman and the Federal work force at USDA.

From 1985 to 1995, Mr. Chilton worked in the U. S. House of Representatives where he served as Legislative Director for three different Members of Congress on Capitol Hill and as the Executive Director of the bipartisan Congressional Rural Caucus.
Mr. Chilton previously served on the Boards of Directors of Bion Environmental Technologies and the Association of Family Farms.

Mr. Chilton was born in Delaware and spent his youth in Indiana, where he attended Purdue University (1979-1982). He studied political science and communications and was a collegiate leader of several organizations. Mr. Chilton and his wife, Sherry Daggett Chilton, split their time between Washington, D. C. and Arkansas.

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William G. De Leon, Managing Director and Global Head of Portfolio Risk Management, PIMCO

Mr. De Leon is a managing director in the Newport Beach office and global head of portfolio risk management. He previously served as a portfolio manager focusing on derivatives and absolute return strategies as well as interim head of analytics. He represents PIMCO on the board of ISDA and serves on PIMCO's risk committee and counterparty risk committee. Prior to joining PIMCO in 2007, he was a portfolio manager at Ellington Management Group, an investment management firm specializing in fixed income relative value trades. Previously, he was a managing director and a senior member of the investment strategy group at BlackRock. He has 21 years of investment experience and holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania. 

Michael Alix, Financial Institution Supervision, Senior Vice President, Risk & Policy, FEDERAL RESERVE BANK OF NEW YORK. Michael Alix has been named a senior vice president in the Bank Supervision Group of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. He will serve as a senior advisor to William L. Rutledge, executive vice president, Bank Supervision Group. Mr. Alix's appointment was made by the Bank's board of directors and is effective, November 3, 2008.

Most recently, Mr. Alix worked for the Bear Stearns Companies, Inc., where he served as chief risk officer from 2006-2008 and global head of credit risk management from 1996-2006. His prior experience included eight years at Merrill Lynch & Company where he was a director, Asia chief credit officer and a vice president, head of North America financial institutions credit. He began his career with the Irving Trust Company where he served as an assistant vice president and lending officer.

Mr. Alix holds an M.B.A in finance from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a bachelor's degree in economics from Duke University. He is a resident of New Jersey.

Jerry Webman, Chief Economist, OPPENHEIMERFUNDS

Dr. Jerry Webman is Chief Economist at OppenheimerFunds, Inc.  In this capacity, Dr. Webman provides strategic viewpoints on the overall financial and economic markets to investment management and the financial advisor and investor communities.  Previously, he served as Director of Fixed Income, where he oversaw portfolio managers, analysts and traders managing fixed income assets.

For nearly 30 years, Dr. Webman has been involved in the investment and economic markets -- as a researcher, a financial advisor for state and local governments and a portfolio manager. Prior to joining OppenheimerFunds in 1996, Dr. Webman was managing director and chief investment strategist at Prudential Mutual Funds, where he had been since 1986. Before Prudential, he specialized in municipal housing finance with a public finance advisory firm. Dr. Webman began his municipal finance career at Merrill Lynch Capital Markets in the municipal research department.  Previously, he was an assistant professor of politics and public affairs at the Woodrow Wilson School of International Affairs at Princeton University. 

Dr. Webman is the author of MoneyShift: How to Prosper from What You Can't Control, which will be available in May 2012, and is frequently quoted discussing his views on the economy and markets in leading media outlets including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Washington Post and CNBC. 
Dr. Webman holds a B.A. in Political Science, with honors, from the University of Chicago, where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa, and a Ph.D. in Political Science from Yale University.  Additionally, he is a CFA charterholder.

Patrick Trew, Chief Risk Officer and Partner, CQS

Pat is Chief Risk Officer and is responsible for the firm's risk management functions including market, credit and operational risk. He is a also a Managing Member of CQS (UK) LLP and a Director of CQS Investment Management Limited, CQS Asset Management Limited and a member of the CQS Executive Committee.

Prior to joining CQS in 2003, Pat was an Executive Director and Co-Head of Collateralised Lending Risk Management at Lehman Brothers. Before this, he was Director and Head of Risk Management for European Equity and Credit Trading at CSFB. Prior to joining CSFB, Pat worked at WestLB where he was Risk Manager for European Equity and Vanilla Interest Rate Trading. Before this, he worked as a Risk Analyst for Global Interest Rate and FX Arbitrage Trading at Tokai Bank Europe. Pat began his career as an Auditor in the Financial Services Division of Ernst & Young in 1991.

Pat holds an MA (Hons) in Physiological Sciences (Medicine) from St Anne's College, Oxford.

Jayesh Bhansali is a Managing Director and Head of Global Derivatives and Quantitative Strategies for the TIAA-CREF organization. He oversees and manages all derivative overlay activities (including interest rate, currency, credit and equity derivatives) and is also responsible for quantitative portfolio management on the fixed income side. In addition, he has responsibility for the Asset Liability Management of TIAA's Immediate Annuity Portfolio and TIAA Global Markets, Inc., a wholly owned spread arbitrage subsidiary of TIAA-CREF. He also contributes to the enterprise risk management oversight function.

Jayesh Bhansali, Managing Director, Head of Global Derivatives & Quantitative Strategies, Asset Management, TIAA-CREF

Mr. Bhansali has more than 20 years of industry experience. He joined TIAA-CREF in 1996.  Prior to joining TIAA-CREF, he worked with Citicorp's Analytics & Information Technology Solutions Group as a derivatives specialist. Before that, he worked in investment banking with Industrial Credit and Investment Corporation of India.

Mr. Bhansali has published articles in professional journals on wide ranging topics such as credit derivatives, interest rate and emerging markets equity risk management, and inflation-indexed bonds. He also contributed to the Counterparty Risk Management Policy Group's report titled "Toward Greater Financial Stability: A Private Sector Perspective." He co-authored a paper titled "Risk Management Challenges Facing Institutional Fiduciaries".

Regulators have sought his thought leadership on topics such as prudent use of derivatives, risk based capital provisioning and counterparty risk management. He has presented at various institutional investor's conferences both in the US and overseas, on contemporary topics such as managing systemic risk, the alpha / beta optimization, smart commodity beta strategies, credit derivatives and Liability Driven Investing. He has taught at the Columbia Business School as an adjunct professor of finance.

He is a member of the CFA Institute®, the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst® and the New York Society of Security Analysts. Mr. Bhansali earned an M.S. in financial engineering from Polytechnic University (NYU-Poly), New York, and a B.Com. (Bachelor of Commerce) with honors from the University of Mumbai. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA®), CAIA® designation, as well as the Chartered Accountant and Cost Accountant designations from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and the Institute of Cost Accountants of India respectively.

Nina M. Antony, Senior Director of Enterprise, TIME WARNER CABLE

Ms. Antony is currently the Senior Director of Enterprise Risk Management at Time Warner Cable where she manages the Enterprise Risk Management Program for the 2nd largest cable company in the US.  Time Warner Cable with assets of almost $50 billion serves more than 14 million customers in 28 states across the country and offers a variety of products including High Speed Data, Telephone and Video services.   Prior to this role, Ms. Antony was the Senior Director of Compliance managing the Compliance and Enterprise Risk Management functions for the Information and Media division of the McGraw-Hill companies.  The Information and Media division held several companies including J.D. Power, BusinessWeek, Platts, McGraw-Hill Construction, McGraw-Hill Broadcasting and McGraw-Hill Aviation.  Before that, Ms. Antony has spent more than 15 years in financial services in senior positions in Risk Management, Compliance, Finance and Internal Audit at international banks including Citibank and Mizuho Bank where she has successfully established several global enterprise wide control functions in these areas.

Keynote Speakers

Kevin Blakely

Member of the Board of Directors, Chair of the Compliance Committee, HSBC North America

Pete Driscoll

Chief Risk and Strategy Officer – OCIE, U.S. SECURITIES & EXCHANGE COMMISSION

David Rutter

Founder and Chief Executive Officer, R3


Rajat Baijal

Global Head of Enterprise Risk, CANTOR FITZGERALD

Stephen Berger

Director, Government & Regulatory Policy, CITADEL

Mike du Plessis

Managing Director and Global Head of FX, Rates and Credit Execution Services, UBS

Dominick Falco

Managing Director, Head of Collateral Segregation Product, BNY MELLON MARKETS GROUP

Paul Hamill


Cathy Hampson

Managing Director, CELARIS

Evgueni Ivantsov


Steve Lindo


Richard O’Connell

Global Markets Lead for Risk, Capital, and Regulatory Change, CREDIT SUISSE

Phil Ohana

Risk Chief Operating Officer, Americas, SOCIETE GENERALE

Gideon Pell


Charles Schwartz

Head of Portfolio Management, Derivatives and Hedging, AXA US

Khader Shaik

Author of Managing Derivatives Contracts - A Guide to Derivatives Market Structure, Contract Life Cycle,...

John Shay

Executive Vice President, Technology and Transactions Services, VIRTU FINANCIAL

Roberto Virreira


Chunlan Wang

Senior Investment Officer, Quantitative Solution, THE WORLD BANK TRESURY

Basil Williams

Co-Chief Investment Officer, MARINER INVESTMENT GROUP

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