Chicago Mercantile Exchange will host its first-ever Global FX Summit on Jan. 19, mainly due to increased interest in the FX markets. The half-day summit, held at CME, will feature foreign exchange industry leaders including a roundtable discussion with Robert Savage, managing director of FX sales at Goldman Sachs; Bill Brown, managing director at Morgan Stanley; Cornelius Luca, author of Trading in the Global Currency arkets; Barbara Rockefeller of Rockefeller Treasury Group; and Yra Harris, independent currency trader.

“We believe this summit will provide anyone –– from the novice FX investor to an experienced trader –– with valuable insight into the FX market and a deeper understanding of the benefits of CME’s exchange model,” says Rick Sears, managing director and head of the foreign exchange product group at the CME.

The summit will begin at 1:30 p.m. with a one-hour educational seminar geared to those who are new to FX trading. Two concurrent sessions will follow, one designed for the proprietary firms, trading arcades and individuals, which will cover trading platforms, cash markets, futures and options. The other session, for hedge funds, CTAs and investment managers, will look at electronic platforms, trading strategies and risk management issues.