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Brian Hyndman’s Path To Electronic Trading Began Early

Brian Hyndman’s Path To Electronic Trading Began Early

Brian Hyndman wanted to be a stockbroker growing up and that is what he became, starting out by working for Waterhouse Securities. But his career would be driven by the innovations and new technologies adopted by the markets and he would play a central part.

Tom Kadlec Retirement Party in Pictures

Tom Kadlec Retirement Party in Pictures

ADMIS President Tom Kadlec is retiring at the end of June and on June 15 the firm held a retirement party for him on the rooftop deck of the CBOT Building, attended by ADM and ADMIS personnel and others from around the derivatives industry. Kadlec was presented with a...

Craig Iseli Talks SpiderRock History and Growth in JLN OIC 2022 Interview

Craig Iseli Talks SpiderRock History and Growth in JLN OIC 2022 Interview

JLN interviewed Craig Iseli of SpiderRock at the 2022 Options Conference in San Antonio, Texas. We asked Iseli how SpiderRock started and what his role is. Iseli started running the business side of the firm and his business partner George Papa ran the trading side. Today, Iseli is the chief operating officer and Papa is the CEO. 

Cboe’s Arianne Adams Brings the Outside Experience Into Cboe

Cboe’s Arianne Adams Brings the Outside Experience Into Cboe

Arianne Adams, formerly Arianne Criqui, came to Cboe Global Markets after spending more than eight years at Goldman Sachs, so JLN asked her, How did watching the Cboe from the outside help you with your job?

JLN interviewed Adams at the 2022 Options Conference in San Antonio, Texas.

XFA’s Bill Looney Talks Pandemic Changes in Markets to JLN at OIC 2022

XFA’s Bill Looney Talks Pandemic Changes in Markets to JLN at OIC 2022

Bill Looney of broker XFA was interviewed by JLN at the 2022 Options Conference in San Antonio, Texas about how the firm responded to the pandemic and changes in the markets since March 2020. 

He spoke about how XFA, which caters to the floor markets, had a robust S&P 500 business at the CME that was shut down when the CME closed the trading floor because of the pandemic. However, when the CME reopened the trading floor, they didn’t reopen the S&P 500 trading pit and XFA was not sure how its clients would respond. 

Cboe’s Rob Hocking talks Nanos and new tools for the retail investor

Cboe’s Rob Hocking talks Nanos and new tools for the retail investor

Rob Hocking, senior vice president, head of derivatives strategy at Cboe Global Markets, met with John Lothian News at FIA Boca 2022 to discuss the explosive growth of retail investors and the launch of Nanos, a lower-stakes option that Cboe has created to open the world of options trading to a wider audience.

SGX Group’s Michael Syn on remote work, internationalization, and maintaining SGX market fluency

SGX Group’s Michael Syn on remote work, internationalization, and maintaining SGX market fluency

The Singapore Exchange (SGX) is the largest US dollar clearinghouse in Asia, and it is the largest RMB clearing house in the world outside of China. The work of SGX in 2022 is to maintain its position of fluency in dollars, euros, sterling and RMB, making sure access is open to participants from around the world, said Michael Syn, senior managing director and head of equities at SGX.

CFTC Chairman Rostin Behnam Gears Up for Full CFTC

CFTC Chairman Rostin Behnam Gears Up for Full CFTC

Rostin Behnam had the advantage of being a CFTC commissioner since 2017 before being confirmed as chairman in December of 2021, giving him insight into the organization and good working relationships with its staffers.

JLN spoke to Behnam at the International Futures Industry Conference in Boca Raton, Fla., about the start of his chairmanship and what he hopes to accomplish.

John Fildes’ Down Under View From FIA Boca 2022

John Fildes’ Down Under View From FIA Boca 2022

John Lothian News interviewed John Fildes of Bain & Company, Inc. of Australia at FIA Boca 2022 about the crypto space, exchange consolidation, payment for order flow and his perspective from down under. Fildes, who was formerly the CEO of Chi-X Australia, is now the capital markets practice lead and expert partner with Bain & Company.

Fildes weighed in on Jump Trading and the wormhole hack, Citadel’s getting into crypto and the 24/7 nature of the crypto business and its impact.

Lukken Happy to Be Back at Boca; Hails Conference a Success

Lukken Happy to Be Back at Boca; Hails Conference a Success

Walt Lukken was not the last interview JLN conducted during Boca, but he was the second to last. The JLN team interviewed the FIA president & CEO on the back patio of the Mizner Conference Center on the last day of the conference minutes before he offered his closing words.

All that was left of the conference was the golf and the closing cocktail party later, which, like the rest of the conference, would be moved indoors. We interviewed Lukken tucked under the arched portico of the conference center, as our regular interview space was being disassembled to ready the area for the next event.

John McPartland – The History of Financial Futures – JLN

John McPartland – The History of Financial Futures – JLN

Longtime Banker Played Key Role During Early Days of IMM Currency Deliveries John McPartland joined Continental Bank in 1973 after leaving the Air Force. He worked two years in the internal audit department where he learned about secured financing. He was honing his...

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