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The CME Group Risk Management Handbook. Products and Applications

Praise for The CME Group Risk Management Handbook«Wow! The CME Group Risk Management Handbook is a'ten strike'and long overdue. A must-read and reference for the risk management industry!» —Jack Sandner, retired chairman of CME Group, member of the Executive Committee «This is a powerful book for its integration of futures and options markets with an understanding of the whole economy. It is an eye-opener to see how central these markets are to our economic lives.» —Robert J.Shiller, Okun Professor of Economics, Yale University; Chief Economist, MacroMarkets LLC «Risk management is essential to successful investing, and The CME Group Risk Management Handbook provides the essentials for understanding risk management. In the wake of the financial turmoil of the last fewyears, managing risk should be part of any investment program. Among the key elements of risk management are stock index, bond, currency, and commodity futures as well as a growing number of futures, options, swaps, and other financial instruments built on indices tracking housing prices, weather conditions, and the economy. The CME Group Risk Management Handbook offers a comprehensive guide for using all of these to better manage financial risks.» —David M. Blitzer, PhD, Managing Director and Chairman of the Index Committee, S&P Indices«Dare we ignore the advice of a financial institution, the largest of its kind in the world, that navigated the recent financial crisis without the aid of a single TARP dollar or access to the Fed's cheap loans? For CME Group, risk management has meant risk minimization as it enters its 151st year of life and its 85th year of central counterparty clearing without a single trading debt unpaid. It has been, and continues to be, a leader by example.» —Philip McBride Johnson, former CFTC chairman «For the first time, a comprehensive handbook outlining the futures market in today's world is available. The CME Group Risk Management Handbook covers futures basics for the novice trader, while the veterans will benefit from an in-depth look at options and hedging. This handbook is a necessity for any professional, investor, or other market participant seeking to manage risk in the perpetually changing futures market.» —H. Jack Bouroudjian, CEO, Index Futures Group

Издательство: "John Wiley&Sons Limited (USD)"

ISBN: 9780470634868

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Leo Melamed

Leo Melamed is a former chairman of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) and a longtime executive in the field of global derivatives.

Melamed, an attorney by trade, was named chairman of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange in 1969. In 1972, the CME under his leadership launched currency futures and created the International Monetary Market (IMM). During his time as chairman, the CME introduced a number of financial instruments, including futures on US Treasury Bills and Eurodollars. In 1982, the CME introduced the first stock index futures. [ [http://www.leomelamed.com/biosketch.html Leo Melamed Biography on leomelamed.com] ]

In 1991 he founded his own consulting firm, Melamed & Associates, of which he is chairman and chief executive officer. He is also currently a member of the global markets advisory committee of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission and he is on the board of directors of OneChicago, LLC, an exchange for single-stock futures.

Early life

Melamed was born in Poland in 1932. The family name at the time was Melamdovich. In 1939, the Japanese consul general to Lithuania, Chiune Sugihara, issued his family a life-saving transit visa, and they made the long trek across Siberia to safe haven in Japan. They crossed the Pacific to the US in spring 1941 and the family settled in Chicago. [Leo Meland Biography on leomeland.com]

In a 1998 interview with Derivatives Strategy magazine, Melamed said that he became involved in futures trading as an accident, "the hand of fate." Melamed said: "I was in law school looking for a law clerk job and answered a want ad. The firm in question, Merrill, Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Bean, was looking for a 'runner' to work between the hours of 9:00 and 1:00, which was perfect for my class schedule. With that many names, how could this firm be anything but an established law firm looking for a clerk to run to court?" Throughout law school, he worked as a runner in the produce futures markets, learning about the business. He went on to work as a lawyer and became chairman of the exchange in 1967. ["The World According to Leo Melamed," Derivatives Strategy, April 1998]

In a speech in January 2005, Melamed traced the origin of his ideas about finance to his childhood wartime experiences.

In Tokyo in April 1941, he asked his father, Isaac Melamdovich, a mathematics teacher, to explain how the community of Jewish residents in that city had enough money to support the sudden influx of some 3,000 refugees such as themselves.

"Well, to understand that, my father explained, you have to understand the intricacies of the marketplace."

Specifically, the elder Melamdovich explained, "you must never trust the official rate of currency exchange announced by government." The real value was to be found in the "black market," which exists anywhere -- on any street or in any shop, where no government official is looking.

When a Jewish family in Japan received an exit visa in that period, it would deposit 5,000 yen in a bank and receive US dollars (or the currency of the country to which it planned to travel) at the official rate -- say, US$50. That money was quickly and discreetly returned to the Refugee Committee where it was sold on the Black Market for the true exchange rate. The outgoing family received 5,000 yen back, and the Refugee Committee retained the profit to help new arrivals. [Leo Meland Biography on leomeland.com]

Published works

Melamed has lectured and written extensively on the markets. His published works include:
* "An Anthology: The Merits of Flexible Exchange Rates", (George Mason University Press:1988), Editor
* "Leo Melamed on the Markets", (John Wiley & Sons: 1992)
* "Escape to the Futures", (John Wiley & Sons: 1996)
* "The Tenth Planet", (), Science fiction
* [http://www.leomelamed.com/essayindex.htm Essays and speeches on leomelamed.com]


External links and sources

* "A Titan Returns to Shake Up CME's Executive Committee, The Wall Street Journal, Feb. 10, 1997
* [http://www.derivativesstrategy.com/magazine/archive/1995-1996/0496qa.asp "The World According to Leo Melamed,"] interview with Leo Melamed, Derivatives Strategy, April 1998


* "Leo Melamed: Escape to the Futures," by Leo Melamed. (Wiley: 1996) ISBN 0471112151
* "Leo Melamed on The Markets: Twenty Years of Financial History as Seen by the Man Who Revolutionized the Markets." by Leo Melamed (Wiley: 1992), ISBN 0471575240
* "Merits of Flexible Exchange Rates: An Anthology," edited by Leo Melamed (George Mason University Press:1988) ASIN: B000M3U0VO

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