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LaSalle Street: Financial Markets Insights
Alessandro Cocco

Welcome to LaSalle Street, a podcast on derivatives markets, clearinghouses, financial technology, and emerging issues shaping our global financial markets. This show is hosted by the Financial Markets Group at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, headquartered on LaSalle Street in the heart of Chicago’s financial district. On the podcast we’ll explore new research and hold discussions on central clearing, trade execution, financial technology, and systemic stability. So come join us on LaSalle Street.

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By Nahiomy Alvarez       November 19, 2021

Decades of events, decisions, and occasional defaults have shaped how global financial markets operate today. This history is rich, and often best told by those who have experienced it firsthand. For this episode, LaSalle Street welcomes Robert Steigerwald, senior policy advisor in the Financial Markets Group of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, to dis... Read More

By Alessandro Cocco       October 12, 2021

Global financial markets are constantly factoring in risks, such as cyber threats and the current pandemic. But is there something special about climate change that market participants are only starting to understand? This episode of LaSalle Street explores the challenge of climate change risk, including whether this emerging risk is being properly p... Read More

By Alessandro Cocco       September 3, 2021

LaSalle Street hosts a discussion on the potential effects of climate change on housing market values and whether such risks could impact systemic stability. Financial market participants are increasingly aware of climate risk, but a comprehensive risk-management approach to climate change risk has not been developed yet. In this episode, we discus... Read More

By Ketan B. Patel       August 6, 2021

For its latest episode, LaSalle Street welcomes cyber risk executives representing financial firms to discuss cyber and technology risk management. Ketan B. Patel, policy advisor and head of financial markets risk analysis in the Chicago Fed’s Financial Markets Group, hosts this episode. Alessandro Cocco, vice president of the Financial Markets Group... Read More

By Ketan B. Patel       June 4, 2021

LaSalle Street hosts a discussion with executives representing exchanges, swap dealers, clearinghouses, and asset managers on the impact of the Covid crisis and what to watch for as the pandemic eases. Ketan Patel, policy advisor and head of financial markets risk analysis in the Chicago Fed’s Financial Markets Group, hosts this episode. Alessandro C... Read More

By Nahiomy Alvarez, Anna Paulson, Maggie Sklar       March 29, 2021

In its latest episode, LaSalle Street, a podcast from the Financial Markets Group at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, hosts a conversation on identity, gender, and careers in finance with four women shaping global derivatives markets. Joining LaSalle Street for this episode are Laura Astrada, managing director at DTCC; Caroline Pham, managing director and h... Read More

By Alessandro Cocco, Nahiomy Alvarez       March 5, 2021

In its latest episode, LaSalle Street, a podcast from the Financial Markets Group at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, explores how climate change risk is impacting global financial markets now and what to expect in the future. Market experts discuss developments in technology, investing practices, and the regulatory landscape as well as the rol... Read More

By Alessandro Cocco, Sam Schulhofer-Wohl       January 14, 2021

In this episode, experts from industry, academia, and government discuss the operations of and recent stresses in the U.S. Treasury market. This market has a huge impact across the financial system—from determining the borrowing costs for governments to serving as a key benchmark within the financial system to helping to keep credit flowing to p... Read More

By Ketan B. Patel       September 21, 2020

This episode of LaSalle Street welcomes chief risk officers from Options Clearing Corporation and Nasdaq Inc. to discuss what the pandemic is teaching us about risk management and global financial markets. The new episode hosted by Ketan Patel, policy advisor and head of financial markets risk analysis in the Chicago Fed’s Financial Markets Group, delves... Read More

By Maggie Sklar       September 3, 2020

The Honorable J. Christopher Giancarlo was on the frontlines of the biggest issues shaping global financial markets as the 13th chairman of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). Known by some as "CryptoDad," Giancarlo visits LaSalle Street to discuss his reflections a year after leaving the CFTC, key issues he faced during his tenu... Read More

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