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CME Group-MSRI Prize in Innovative Quantitative Applications Awarded to Robert Shiller

Moderated Forum featuring Rep. Barney Frank and Keith Hennessey on The U.S. Housing and Financial Crisis


  • The U.S. Housing and Financial Crisis: Aftermath & Afterthoughts

  • Barney Frank, United States Representative of the 4th Congressional District of Massachusetts
  • Keith Hennessey, National Economic Council Former Director

  • Leo Melamed, CME Group Chairman Emeritus
  • Robert Bryant, MSRI Director


10:30 a.m. Moderated Forum

Opening remarks: Leo Melamed, CME Group Chairman Emeritus

Moderator: Terry Savage, Chicago Sun-Times Financial Columnist


12:30 p.m. Lunch and Award Ceremony

Opening remarks:

Keynote: Robert Shiller, Arthur M. Okun Professor of Economics, Yale University


Friday, October 12, 2012


W Chicago - City Center

172 West Adams Street

Chicago, IL

The moderated forum and award ceremony will be available via live webcast at:


To attend the award ceremony, or for media access to Robert Shiller, Keith Hennessey or CME Group staff, please contact Lacy Quinlan at

For media access to Congressman Frank, please contact Harry Gural at or Eric Orner at    

For media access to Dr. Robert L. Bryant of MSRI, please contact Anne Pfister at           

About CME Group
As the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, CME Group ( is where the world comes to manage risk.  CME Group exchanges offer the widest range of global benchmark products across all major asset classes, including futures and options based on interest rates, equity indexes, foreign exchange, energy, agricultural commodities, metals, weather and real estate.  CME Group brings buyers and sellers together through its CME Globex® electronic trading platform and its trading facilities in New York and Chicago.  CME Group also operates CME Clearing, one of the world's leading central counterparty clearing providers, which offers clearing and settlement services across asset classes for exchange-traded contracts and over-the-counter derivatives transactions. These products and services ensure that businesses everywhere can substantially mitigate counterparty credit risk.

CME Group is a trademark of CME Group Inc. The Globe Logo, CME, Globex and Chicago Mercantile Exchange are trademarks of Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc.  CBOT and the Chicago Board of Trade are trademarks of the Board of Trade of the City of Chicago, Inc.  NYMEX, New York Mercantile Exchange and ClearPort are registered trademarks of New York Mercantile Exchange, Inc.  COMEX is a trademark of Commodity Exchange, Inc.  All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Further information about CME Group (NASDAQ: CME) and its products can be found at

About MSRI
The Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI,, in Berkeley, California, is one of the world's preeminent centers for research in the mathematical sciences and has been advancing mathematical research through workshops and conferences since its founding as an independent institute in 1982.  Approximately 2,000 mathematicians visit the MSRI each year, and the Institute hosts about 85 leading researchers at any given time for stays of up to one academic year.  The Institute has been funded primarily by the National Science Foundation with additional support from other government agencies, private foundations, corporations, individual donors, and 89 academic institutions.  The MSRI is involved in K-12 math education through its annual Critical Issues in Mathematics Education conferences for educators, math circles, Julia Robinson Math Festivals, the National Association for Math Circles and its website (NAMC,, and Olympiad math competitions; in undergraduate education through its MSRI-UP program; and in public education through its "Conversations" series and a variety of public events.


Media Contact

Investor Contact

Michael Shore, 312 930 2363

John Peschier, 312 930 8491

Mathematical Sciences Research Institute Contact

Anne Pfister, 510.688.8376,


/PRNewswire -- Oct. 9, 2012/