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Centennial Speaker Series: Leo Melamed in Conversation with Bob Pisani on Man of the Futures

Wednesday, November 17, 2021, 11:30 a.m.12:30 p.m.


As the founder of financial futures and initiator of Globex, the world’s first global electronic trading system, Leo Melamed revolutionized the finance industry. Join us for a conversation with this commodities pioneer moderated by CNBC senior markets correspondent Bob Pisani.

11:30 a.m.: Welcome Remarks: Sris Chatterjee, chair, Gabelli Center for Global Security Analysis

11:35 a.m.: Speaker Introductions: David Cowen, president and CEO, Museum of American Finance

11:38 a.m.: Discussion: Leo Melamed and Bob Pisani

12:15 p.m.: Audience Q&A

12:30 p.m.: Closing Remarks: David Cowen

About the Speakers
In Leo Melamed’s recently released, definitive memoir, Man of the Futures, he recounts his journey from Holocaust survivor and accidental runner at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) to one of the most prominent leaders in the world of finance. At 33, Melamed gave up a promising law career to pursue his dream of becoming a full-time pit-trader at the CME. He quickly ascended the ranks to become chairman. From there, he set out to disrupt the status quo and ultimately transform both the exchange itself and the broader finance industry.

Bob Pisani is senior markets correspondent for CNBC. A CNBC reporter since 1990, Pisani has covered Wall Street and the stock market for nearly 20 years. He covered the real estate market for CNBC from 1990 to 1995, and then moved on to cover corporate management issues before becoming stocks correspondent in 1997. In addition to covering the global stock market, he also covers initial public offerings, exchange-traded funds, and financial market structure for CNBC.

Copies of Man of the Futures will be raffled off to attendees.

This event is co-sponsored with the CFA Society New York, the Gabelli Center for Global Security Analysis, and the Museum of American Finance.