Melamed and Associates Forms Strategic Alliance with David Widerhorn Consulting
Chicago, Illinois - June 11, 2014

Remarks by Leo Melamed at the BOAO Forum for Asia Annual Hainan Conference
April 8-9, 2014

Salman Khan Winner of Melamed-Arditti Innovation Prize of CME Group Introduction by Leo Melamed
November 19, 2013

Remarks by Leo Meamed at the Chinese Finance Association 19th Annual Conference, New York University
November 3, 2013

Technophobia and Testosterone CME-MSRI Awards Remarks by Leo Melamed.
October 21, 2013

Remarks by Leo Melamed given at the Assets Management Conference in Hangzhou, China.
July 6, 2013

Financial futures founder applauds China's bond futures launch, Xinhua,
July 7, 2013

Leo Melamed and Dick Grasso speak at the Global Exchange & Brokerage Conference in New York City.
Article by Jacob Bunge, Wall Street Journal
June 7, 2013

Reprint of the Foreword written by Leo Melamed for the recently published "The CME Group Risk Management Handbook."


University of Chicago Leo Melamed Prize for Outstanding Research in Finance
May 9, 2013

Introduction of Nobel Laureate Gary S. Becker at the CME Group Lecture Series of the Chicago Council on Global Affairs.
April 18, 2013

Don't Blame the Pencil
International Finance Forum
Diaoyutai State Guesthouse
Beijing, China - November 15, 2009

Legend in his own futures is neither shy nor retiring
Exchanges and Trading - Financial Times Special Report (PDF)
October 20, 2008
Hal Weitzman talks to the former CME Chairman

Leo Melamed protests a little when asked about his early career as an actor... (more)

The Law of Selective Gravity
By Leo Melamed
Financial Innovation Conference
Vanderbilt University
October 16, 2008
Nashville, TN

There is no way to sugar coat it: Current economic conditions have the earmarks not only of a severe U.S. recession but-dare I say it-the potential of a global depression. (more)

Remarks at the 20th Anniversary of the Nikkei 225 Futures Market Symposium in Osaka
Presented by Leo Melamed
September 2, 2008

Precisely twenty years ago, I came to the Osaka Securities Exchange to participate in an historic event, the launch of the Nikkei 225 futures contract. The theme of my remarks at that time was the old American saying, “What goes around, comes around.” (more)

Derivatives, Defined, Described and Distinguished
By Leo Melamed
Peking University
Beijing, China
March 13, 2008

Derivatives Defined

Everyone in the financial world is talking about derivatives. Precious few know what they are talking about. (more)

Agents of Change
Futures Magazine Special Edition 2007 (PDF)
Leo Melamed
In the middle of the action from the beginning
By Daniel P. Collins


Leo Melamed has been a part of the entire modern futures experience. He was a member of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) when their biggest contract was egg futures and has supervised or been directly responsible for all of its innovations from... (more)

Chicago Sun-Times
October 27, 2002
Author: Terry Savage
Reprinted with permission.


Leo Melamed will go down in history as the father of financial futures.

From his ceaselessly inventive mind and his unshakable belief in free markets, he has been the guiding force behind the Chicago Mercantile Exchange's leadership,,, (more)

Pensions & Investments - October 27, 2003
Reprinted with permission.

Leo Melamed
Chairman and chief executive officer, Melamed & Associates Inc., Chicago
by Christine Williamson

Leo Melamed, who had no formal financial training, created the market for financial futures at the Chicago Merc.

Leo Melamed, widely considered the father of financial futures, fell in love with the chaos and brashness of life in the trading pits while in law school, when he worked...(more)


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