CHICAGO, April 10, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Barchart, a leading provider of financial market data and technology, announced that Dr. Richard Sandor will be the Keynote Speaker at FinTech Exchange 2018, Chicago's leading event for financial markets and trading technology. Dr. Sandor is the Chairman and CEO of the American Financial Exchange (AFX), an exchange for short term funds, and is also the CEO of Environmental Financial Products. Dr. Sandor is recognized as the "father of financial futures" for his work in developing the first interest rate futures contract at the Chicago Board of Trade in the 1970s. In 2002, he was named by TIME Magazine a "Hero of the Planet," and, in 2007, as one of the magazine's "Heroes of the Environment" for his work establishing Chicago Climate Exchange, a carbon emissions and greenhouse gas exchange. This year's event will also feature CME Group and Cboe Global Markets, plus 5 innovative startup exchanges and many other FinTech firms.
"Dr. Sandor is one of the most prominent figures within our industry and we are honored to have him as our keynote," said Mark Haraburda, CEO of Barchart. "As someone who has had a long and successful journey within capital markets, Dr. Sandor will provide an intriguing and memorable perspective on financial innovation," added Haraburda.
In addition to our flagship sponsors CME Group and Cboe Global Markets, this year's event will also include presentations from 5 startup exchanges, and over 20 other new and established FinTech firms. For a complete list, visit www.fintechchicago.com.
FinTech Exchange will bring together over 400 attendees and world-class presenters. This year will feature a two-day event starting with the first annual Startup Exchange Competition, a half-day event dedicated solely to startups within financial markets and trading. Startup Exchange will take place on April 25 followed by the main event, FinTech Exchange on April 26.
To register for FinTech Exchange or Startup Exchange, please visit www.fintechchicago.com.
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About FinTech Exchange
FinTech Exchange is an annual event where financial markets and technology collide. FinTech Exchange features firms representing software, market data, APIs, exchange technology, mobile, infrastructure, and emerging financial ideas and technologies like cloud computing, binary options, bitcoin and blockchain. The event is uniquely formatted and focuses less on seminars and panels, and more on concise and engaging on-stage presentations.