Chinese Trading And Investment Association
CTIA is a non-profit, non-political organization dedicated to Chinese professionals in the trading and investment industry world wide.



Blair Hull 分享量化交易感悟



The Chinese Trading and Investment Association (CTIA)
Opening Ceremony, Chicago

“Trading and Investing”

- Two sides of the Same Coin

April 26th (Tuesday), 4:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Metropolitan Club,
Tower, 67th Floor
233 South Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL 60606


CTIA is a non-profit, non-political organization dedicated to Chinese professionals in the trading and investment industry world wide. It was established in 2016 by merging two premier Chinese professional organizations, Chinese Trading Club and Chinese Derivatives Association. Its main mission is to assist its members for their career development.

As one of the three inaugural events held in US and China, this event will introduce the newly established association to the audience about its mission and its services and benefits for their members.This event will also feature two speeches focusing on trading and investment, respectively, to illustrate the distinct differences but intrinsic similarities between trading and investment as well as provide an outlook of the future of trading and investment. This event will also give the audience a good opportunity to participate in discussion on how CTIA can better serve the members to help with their career development. Moreover, this event will provide a golden opportunity to network with trading and investment professionals in Chicago.


4:30 - 5:00 PM Registration

5:00 - 5:15 PM Overview of CTIA

5:15 - 5:40 PM Market timing, big data and machine learning, by Mr. Blair Hull

5:40 - 6:05 PM Thoughts on Warren Buffett's global macro investment, by Mr. Kevin Chen

6:05 - 6:30 PM Panel Discussion and Q&A

6:30 - 7:30 PM Networking

Featured Speaker

Mr. Blair Hull

Founder and Managing Partner
Ketchum Trading, Chicago based proprietary trading firm

Mr. Hall is a legendary figure in Option and Derivative trading space. In 1999 Blair Hull sold his proprietary electronic trading firm, Hull Trading Company, to Goldman Sachs & Co for $531 million. In 2000, Blair founded Hull Investments, LLC, a family office and in 2010, Ketchum Trading, LLC, a proprietary trading firm. In June 2015, Blair established Hull Tactical Asset Allocation, LLC, which operates the Hull Tactical Funds ETF, an actively managed exchange traded fund listed on NYSE Arca and driven by quantitative models using predictive analytics.

Speech Topic: Market timing, big data and machine learning

Abstract: There is a stigma against market timing. This stigma existed for good reasons, but the explosion of vast data sets and new analytical techniques has now made timing the market possible. Just as it was considered irresponsible to time the market over the last 30 years, it will be considered irresponsible NOT to time the market in the next 30 years.

Featured Speaker

Mr. Kevin Chen

Co-founder and Chief Investment Officer
Three Mountain Capital Management, a New York based global macro hedge fund

Mr. Kevin Chen is the co-founder and Chief Investment Officer in Three Mountain Capital Management, a global macro hedge fund in New York. Before he started up his own fund, Kevin has been a Senior Portfolio Manager in Amundi Asset Management from Aug. 2008 to Oc. 2011, managing a multi-billion fund whose assets included treasuries, bonds, futures, commodities and REITs. He also worked at Morgan Stanley as a director of Asset Allocation from August 2004 to August 2008. Kevin started his career in 1998 as a FX trader and became a manager at China Development Bank.

Kevin has been an adjunct Assistant Professor since Nov. 2012 and became a Member of the Adjunct Advisory Committee of in 2015 at New York University. Kevin has extensively served the financial community and been interviewed by Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, CCTV, 21st Century Economic Report etc. He is also a Co-Chair of the New York Finance Forum. Kevin holds a PhD in Finance from the Financial Asset Management Engineering Center at University of Lausanne, Switzerland, a Master’s degree in Finance from Tilburg University in the Netherlands and a B.A. degree in Economics from the Renmin University of China.

Speech Topic: Thoughts on Warren Buffett's global macro investment

Other Information

Registration: Register and Pay Online

Participants: Open to all CTIA members, including former members of CTC and CDA, and friend associations. Non-member financial professionals are welcome.

Location: Metropolitan Club, Willis Tower, 67th Floor, 233 South Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL

Attire: Business casual recommended.

Food/drinks: Food and beverages will be provided

Fee: $10 for CTC Chicago members, $15 for non-members, $20 for walk-in.

Payment Options:

(1) Online payment:

Early Registration for CTC Member ($10)

Early Registration for Non-CTC Member ($15)

* Please fill in the correct amount when you pay

(2) Cash payment at the registration desk for walk-in

To attend the event, please register online ASAP to help us properly prepare. Thank you and hope to see you in the event!


协会欢迎从事金融交易和投资领域工作的职业人士的加入。也非常期待和其他同业协会、 公司、交易所以及相关监管部门进行各种形式的合作和交流。

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