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"Father of Financial Futures" to Discuss Book on Financial and Environmental Innovation, Mar. 13

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Richard Sandor, author of the book Good Derivatives: A Story of Financial and Environmental Innovation, will speak at an event hosted by the Center for Financial Markets and Policy at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business.

Good Derivatives tells the story of how financial innovation has been a positive force in the last four decades. If properly designed and regulated, he says that these “good derivatives” can open vast possibilities to address a variety of global problems. Sandor will discuss “good derivatives,” how they have evolved and performed, and what new products, geographies, and opportunities will shape financial innovation in the coming years.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013
5 – 6:30 p.m.

Georgetown University
McDonough School of Business
Rafik B. Hariri Building
Room 415
37th & O Streets, NW
Washington, D.C.

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Media who are interested in covering the event should contact Teresa Mannix, senior director of communications, at (202) 687-4080 or

4:45-5:00 pm    Registration
5:00-5:15 pm    Welcome
5:15-6:00 pm    Presentation by Dr. Sandor
6:00-6:30 pm    Reception and Book Signing

Richard Sandor is chairman and CEO of Environmental Financial Products LLC, which specializes in inventing, designing, and developing new financial markets with a special emphasis on investment advisory services. EFP was established in 1998 and was the predecessor company and incubator to the Chicago Climate Exchange (CCX), the European Climate Exchange (ECX), and the Chicago Climate Futures Exchange (CCFE). Due to his contributions and leadership, Sandor is recognized as the “father of financial futures” and the “father of carbon trading.” He is a distinguished professor of environmental finance at Guanghua School of Management at Peking University and a lecturer in law at the University of Chicago Law School.

About The Georgetown Center for Financial Markets and Policy
The Georgetown Center for Financial Markets and Policy provides innovative and impactful thought leadership for global financial markets. The Center hosts dialogues, conferences, and events, and plays a leading role in the creation and dissemination of relevant and rigorous research on critical policy and regulatory issues. Learn more at Follow us on Twitter @GUFinPolicy.

About Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business
Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business provides a transformational education through classroom and experiential learning, preparing students to graduate as principled leaders in service to business and society. Through numerous centers, initiatives, and partnerships, Georgetown McDonough seeks to create a meaningful impact on business practice through both research and teaching. All academic programs provide a global perspective, woven through the undergraduate and graduate curriculum in a way that is unique to Washington, D.C. – the nexus of world business and policy – and to Georgetown University’s connections to global partner organizations and a world-wide alumni network. Founded in 1957, Georgetown McDonough is home to some 1,400 undergraduates, 1,000 MBA students, and 1,200 participants in executive degree and open enrollment programs. Learn more at Follow us on Twitter @msbgu.