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Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Ltd

Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Ltd

Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEX) signed an MOU with Saudi Tadawul Group to explore cooperation in fintech, ESG and cross listings, as well as other areas of interest to both exchanges, HKEX announced Monday.

CFTC Chief Plots New Cyber Rules in Wake of ION Trading Hack

First Read Hits & Takes John Lothian & JLN Staff The CME Group has named its slate of nominees for its board of directors to be elected at its annual meeting. Two new directors are joining the board and two are stepping down, including one that has served...

It’s Tough to Short Adani Stocks Listed in India. Here’s Why

Lead Stories It's Tough to Short Adani Stocks Listed in India. Here's Why Ishika Mookerjee and Akshay Chinchalkar - Bloomberg Hindenburg Research's decision to only go short on Adani Group securities outside India has highlighted the limitations of the practice in the...

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Marex North America CEO Ram Vittal Talks About Geopolitical Events, Market Disruptions and its ED&F Man Acquisition at FIA Expo 2022

Marex North America CEO Ram Vittal Talks About Geopolitical Events, Market Disruptions and its ED&F Man Acquisition at FIA Expo 2022

Ram Vittal, CEO of Marex North America, was on a panel at FIA Expo 2022 about recent geopolitical events and their effect on the markets. John Lothian News spoke with him following the panel, and he talked about market disruptions, the threat of nuclear war, and Marex’s October acquisition of ED&F Man Capital Markets Limited’s UK business.

William Knottenbelt – The History of Financial Futures – Part Two

William Knottenbelt – The History of Financial Futures – Part Two

William Knottenbelt was interviewed by John Lothian for The History of Financial Futures video series at the FIA EXPO 2022 as he was preparing to leave the CME Group. He joined the CME Group in 2008 after being approached by then CME Executive Bryan Durkin while Knottenbelt was the head of global futures for the Royal Bank of Scotland, which had been taken over by the U.K. government during the financial crisis that year.

Investment in VettaFi Sets Up TMX to Grow Information Business in Canada and Globally

Investment in VettaFi Sets Up TMX to Grow Information Business in Canada and Globally

TMX Group recently invested in VettaFi, what it described as “a US-based, privately owned data, analytics, indexing, digital distribution, and thought leadership company” and TMX Chief Operating Officer Jay Rajarathinam spoke with JLN about the investment and other happenings going on at the exchange group.

Rajarathinam said TMX was seeking to expand into more information businesses and cited the acquisition of Wall Street Horizon as an example. Wall Street Horizon is a provider of global market-moving action and global corporate event data.

William Knottenbelt – The History of Financial Futures – Part One

William Knottenbelt – The History of Financial Futures – Part One

William Knottenbelt said he likes to call himself a third generation commodity trader. Both his father and grandfather were commodities traders and had their own firms in Indonesia. Despite that background, Knottenbelt said he thought he wanted to be an accountant.

That thought did not last long after he secured a job at a commodity firm and realized he wanted to be on the trading side. Czarnikow offered him a job in London, but Knottenbelt wanted to work in France, so he was sent to its French subsidiary.

Marex’s Guy Wolf talks about ESG and carbon markets at FIA Expo 2022

Marex’s Guy Wolf talks about ESG and carbon markets at FIA Expo 2022

Dr. Guy Wolf, Global Head of Market Analytics at Marex, spoke with John Lothian News at FIA Expo 2022 about ESG – particularly the environmental part.  He said Marex is looking to be carbon neutral this year and has invested in a mangrove restoration and reforestation project in Indonesia to offset its own footprint.  Becoming carbon neutral is also critical for the company’s clients, who are heavily involved in commodities. 

Gilbert Leistner – Open Outcry Traders History Project – Part Three

Gilbert Leistner – Open Outcry Traders History Project – Part Three

In part three of his interview with John Lothian News for the Open Outcry Traders History Project, veteran trader and educator Gilbert Leistner says the only thing he saw in his years of trading that spontaneously stopped trading was the Challenger space shuttle blowing up. The floor went silent for 30 seconds and it was two minutes before he heard his first tasteless joke, he said.

Marex North America CEO Ram Vittal Talks About Geopolitical Events, Market Disruptions and its ED&F Man Acquisition at FIA Expo 2022

Marex North America CEO Ram Vittal Talks About Geopolitical Events, Market Disruptions and its ED&F Man Acquisition at FIA Expo 2022

Ram Vittal, CEO of Marex North America, was on a panel at FIA Expo 2022 about recent geopolitical events and their effect on the markets. John Lothian News spoke with him following the panel, and he talked about market disruptions, the threat of nuclear war, and Marex’s October acquisition of ED&F Man Capital Markets Limited’s UK business.

William Knottenbelt – The History of Financial Futures – Part Two

William Knottenbelt – The History of Financial Futures – Part Two

William Knottenbelt was interviewed by John Lothian for The History of Financial Futures video series at the FIA EXPO 2022 as he was preparing to leave the CME Group. He joined the CME Group in 2008 after being approached by then CME Executive Bryan Durkin while Knottenbelt was the head of global futures for the Royal Bank of Scotland, which had been taken over by the U.K. government during the financial crisis that year.

Investment in VettaFi Sets Up TMX to Grow Information Business in Canada and Globally

Investment in VettaFi Sets Up TMX to Grow Information Business in Canada and Globally

TMX Group recently invested in VettaFi, what it described as “a US-based, privately owned data, analytics, indexing, digital distribution, and thought leadership company” and TMX Chief Operating Officer Jay Rajarathinam spoke with JLN about the investment and other happenings going on at the exchange group.

Rajarathinam said TMX was seeking to expand into more information businesses and cited the acquisition of Wall Street Horizon as an example. Wall Street Horizon is a provider of global market-moving action and global corporate event data.

William Knottenbelt – The History of Financial Futures – Part One

William Knottenbelt – The History of Financial Futures – Part One

William Knottenbelt said he likes to call himself a third generation commodity trader. Both his father and grandfather were commodities traders and had their own firms in Indonesia. Despite that background, Knottenbelt said he thought he wanted to be an accountant.

That thought did not last long after he secured a job at a commodity firm and realized he wanted to be on the trading side. Czarnikow offered him a job in London, but Knottenbelt wanted to work in France, so he was sent to its French subsidiary.

Marex’s Guy Wolf talks about ESG and carbon markets at FIA Expo 2022

Marex’s Guy Wolf talks about ESG and carbon markets at FIA Expo 2022

Dr. Guy Wolf, Global Head of Market Analytics at Marex, spoke with John Lothian News at FIA Expo 2022 about ESG – particularly the environmental part.  He said Marex is looking to be carbon neutral this year and has invested in a mangrove restoration and reforestation project in Indonesia to offset its own footprint.  Becoming carbon neutral is also critical for the company’s clients, who are heavily involved in commodities. 

Gilbert Leistner – Open Outcry Traders History Project – Part Three

Gilbert Leistner – Open Outcry Traders History Project – Part Three

In part three of his interview with John Lothian News for the Open Outcry Traders History Project, veteran trader and educator Gilbert Leistner says the only thing he saw in his years of trading that spontaneously stopped trading was the Challenger space shuttle blowing up. The floor went silent for 30 seconds and it was two minutes before he heard his first tasteless joke, he said.

Eden Global’s David Nealis Talks About Opportunities in Vietnam at FIA Expo 2022

Eden Global’s David Nealis Talks About Opportunities in Vietnam at FIA Expo 2022

David Nealis, president of Eden Global Capital, sat down with John Lothian News for a video interview at FIA Boca 2022. Eden Global, a private investment firm based in the British Virgin Islands, is currently focused on the Vietnamese market, Nealis said. 

“Vietnam will have about 8% GDP growth this year,” he said. “It reminds me of China 25 years ago.”

Gilbert Leistner – Open Outcry Traders History Project Interview – Part One

Gilbert Leistner – Open Outcry Traders History Project Interview – Part One

Veteran Options Trader Shares Stories from New York to Chicago and Around the World

Gilbert Leistner is a good storyteller and he shared many stories during an interview for the Open Outcry Traders History Project that JLN has broken into three parts. The stories are about his difficulties with the feudal specialist system at the AMEX, coming to Chicago and trading on all three Chicago exchanges, dragons and princes, trading models that don’t work, and figuring out one that changed the way futures options trade. 

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