Insights L!ve: The Future of Financial Services

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Don't wait to sign up! A limited number of personalized Cboe trading badges and trading floor tours are available to attendees.


  • A panel of industry leaders representing exchanges & institutions, capital, startups, and regulation will discuss what they see in the future for financial services.

Who Should Attend:

  • Any leader interested in the future of financial services. Whether you are the CEO of a FinTech startup or a Managing Director at an established firm, this event is for you.


  • October 17th 4:00-7:00


  • 4:00-5:15 Check-In, cocktails, and networking.
    Personalized Cboe trading badges and trading floor tours on a first signup first serve basis.

  • 5:15-6:00 Panel Discussion

  • 6:00-7:00 Cocktails and Networking in the Cboe Game Room


  • Cboe Global Markets Headquarters (400 S. LaSalle St)

Who are the panelists?

  • Exchanges & Institutions: Anthony Montesano - Vice President, Market Structure, Cboe Global Markets

    • Anthony Montesano has been driving the financial industry forward from inside the Cboe for decades. From product innovations like introduction of the first exchange-listed options, options on the S&P 100 (OEX) and S&P 500 (SPX),the creation of LEAPS (Long-term Equity AnticPation Securities), and the creation of the VIX (the world’s premiere barometer of market volatility), to technology innovations like the first order routing system, the first electronic trading book (EBOOK), the first automated execution system (RAES), the Rapid Opening System (ROS), CBOEdirect, C2, LiveVol, Vest Financial, and now BATS, AFX, and Ameribor, Cboe has always been an innovator in their space and Anthony was part of it all.

  • Startups - Michael Cavanaugh, Founder, FinTech Ranger

    • Mike Cavanaugh started his financial services career as as a clerk in the Chicago trading pits and later became a “local” in the Wheat and 30yr pits. Upon his exit from the floor, Michael embarked upon the business from the buyside founding an asset management company which is known today as RCM Wealth Advisors.

      In Q4 of 2016, Mike made the decision to join a startup and leverage his years of B2B sales experience and business acumen to assist in the growth of a FinTech Software company.

      Michael now consults with FinTech companies through his consulting firm, FinTech Ranger. By providing mentorship and leveraging his sales and business development experience, Michael adds value to companies’ growth paths.

  • Regulation - Anthony J. Zeoli, Partner, Freeborn & Peters

    • Anthony Zeoli is a Partner in the Corporate Practice Group and the Leader of the Emerging Industries Team at Freeborn & Peters. He concentrates his practice in the areas of banking and commercial finance, securities, real estate, and general corporate law. Anthony is an industry leader in the areas of crowdfunding, blockchain, securities based cryptocurrency/token offerings, peer-to-peer (P2P) lending, and Regulation A+ offerings. He also personally drafted the Illinois intrastate crowdfunding exemption, which was unanimously passed into law by the Illinois House of Representatives. Anthony was recently named to the National Law Journal's inaugural list of Cryptocurrency, Blockchain and FinTech Trailblazers.

  • Moderator - Len Musielak, Inspirant Group

    • As a Cboe market maker, head of operations for inter-dealer broker Associated Options, and a VP in systems engineering for Convergex Options and Technology (Liquidpoint), Len witnessed first-hand the transition from paper to electronic trading, fractions to decimals, and the dawn and dominance of algorithmic trading.

How Much Does It Cost?

  • We would like you to donate $5 which will be directly given to Erie Neighborhood House. Inspirant Group is matching the first $1,000 donated.

How do I reserve my spot?

I have an idea for a topic or would like to speak on one of the topics to be covered.

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