Dr. Randall Kroszner to Kick-Off Advantage Futures 2010 Seminar Series

Jan 06, 2010, 08:00 ET from Advantage Futures

CHICAGO, Jan. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Advantage Futures announced today that Dr. Randall Kroszner, the Norman R. Bobins Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago and former member of the Board of Governors of the U.S. Federal Reserve System, will speak at the first 2010 Seminar Series event on January 26, 2010. Advantage Futures is a premier futures clearing merchant offering professional, institutional, and active individual traders best-in-class clearing and execution services along with technologically efficient trading solutions and a 24-hour global execution desk. As part of its high quality client services, Advantage Futures offers a monthly seminar series focusing on educating futures traders in topics ranging from macroeconomics to detailed technical analysis. The CME Group is co-sponsoring this month's seminar.

Iqbal Brainch, Chief Marketing Officer, Advantage Futures, made the announcement today. "We are very excited that Dr. Kroszner will be speaking at our Seminar Series," said Brainch. "The timing is perfect for our clients as he will provide valuable insight into possible interest rate decisions and his outlook for the economy in 2010. In order to provide our clients across the globe access to this seminar, we will post a recording of the seminar on our website and have real-time updates to our Twitter page at www.twitter.com/FuturesNews. The attendance at our seminars has consistently increased over the past two years and we expect this one to be our largest ever. The CME Group's support has been instrumental in elevating the quality of our seminars."

Randall S. Kroszner served as Governor of the Federal Reserve System from March 2006 until January 2009. During his time as a member of the Federal Reserve Board, he chaired the committee on Supervision and Regulation of Banking Institutions and the committee on Consumer and Community Affairs. In these capacities, he played a lead role in developing responses to the financial crisis and in undertaking new initiatives to improve consumer protection and disclosure, including composing rules related to home mortgages and credit cards. He also served as director of NeighborWorks America. In addition, Dr. Kroszner represented the Federal Reserve Board on the Financial Stability Forum and the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision. As a member of the Board, he was a voting member of the Federal Open Market Committee. Dr. Kroszner graduated magna cum laude with a Sc.B. in applied mathematics-economics from Brown University in 1984, followed by an M.A. (1987) and Ph.D. (1990), both in economics, from Harvard University.

For more information about the Advantage Futures Seminar Series or to register for this event, please visit http://www.advantagefutures.com/seminar_center.html.

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