Columbus GHIJKL (East Tower)
Itís been a wild year for the financial sector, and the outlook for derivatives exchanges is more clouded than ever. Exchange volumes have dropped dramatically as a result of the credit crunch, massive de-leveraging on Wall Street, and threats from Congress to limit speculative activity. Share prices for the leading exchanges in the U.S. and Europe have fallen dramatically as investors have sharply reduced their estimates for growth. Has the boom in futures and options trading finally come to an end, or are there new catalysts on the horizon?
Todd Petzel, Chief Investment Officer, Offit Capital Advisors
Christopher Allen, Vice President, Equity Research, Banc of America Securities
Joe Gawronski, President and Chief Operating Officer, Rosenblatt Securities
Brad Hintz, Senior Analyst, Sanford C. Bernstein
Richard Repetto, Principal, Sandler O'Neill & Partners