Exchange Analytics’ Joe Adamczyk Interviewed by John Lothian On the Road in Sarasota
During my recent trip to Florida, I met up with Joe Adamczyk, the owner of Exchange Analytics, to talk about the firm, its history and future.
Adamczyk relocated to Sarasota, Florida to get away from the harsh winters of Chicago. I met up with him in a Panera on the south side of Sarasota. I asked him just six questions and let him talk. He told me about the history of the firm, why it was started and how he got involved.
CEO JJ Kinahan talks about the journey to rebranding “tastyworks” as “tastytrade,” adding crypto wallet and equities
JJ Kinahan became CEO of IG North America, which consists primarily of tastytrade, tastyworks, and its IG FX Business, on July 1, 2023.
He and Tom Sosnoff and Scott Sheridan, the CEOs of tastylive and tastytrade respectively, were at ThinkorSwim when it was sold to TD Ameritrade. Sheridan left but Kinahan stayed on.
CME Group’s Terry Duffy Gets Warm Reception from Josh King’s Inside the ICE House Podcast
Duffy Visits NYSE, Site of 2002 CME IPO, Which He Called One of HIs Biggest Achievements
In the Inside the ICE House podcast series, Josh King of Intercontinental Exchange really does a good job of warming up the audience and the interviewee, as well as with the subject matter. He does such a good job, he was able to get “the Mike Ditka of the exchange business,” Terry Duffy of the CME Group, to visit the New York Stock Exchange and sit for a terrific interview on both of their parts.
Gedon Hertshten – Open Outcry Traders History Project, Part One
John Lothian News talked to Gedon Hertshten, the founder of G.H. Financials, for our Open Outcry Traders History Project. This is part one of a two-part video conversation with Hertshten.
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.
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.
Marjorie Jane Lothian, October 9, 1930 – November 15, 2022
Marjorie Jane (Knilans) Lothian. 92, of Williams Bay, Wisconsin and Sarasota, Florida and formerly of Glenview, IL died November 15, 2022. She was born in Janesville, Wisconsin on October 9, 1930 to Arthur John and Elsie Emily (Langholff) Knilans. Marge married David Rogers Lothian, Sr. on August 4, 1956 in Janesville, WI and she and Dave had three children, Scott, John and David, Jr.
She is survived by all three sons, their wives and eight grandchildren and one great grandchild: Scott (Barb) Lothian, John (Cheryl) Lothian, David, Jr. (Rebecca) Lothian, Ryan (Megan Toal) Lothian, Patrick (Amanda McCune) Lothian, Andrew Lothian, Timothy Lothian, Katherine Lothian, Robert Lothian, Victoria Lothian, Sarah Lothian and Cecelia Lothian.
John Vaile Saw the Potential of Financial Futures and Helped Make Them A Success
John Vaile had an aunt who invested in the stock market who bought Vaile some stock when he was 10 years old and that experience caused him to want to be a stockbroker. As a result, Vaile became a student of the market.
He went to a couple of different colleges in Illinois, then ended up in a program at Wharton for students who did not graduate from college.
Vaile was working for Morgan Stanley and living in Lake Geneva, WI, surrounded by friends in the futures markets and he wanted to get involved with what was happening. He said he badgered Morgan Stanley to get involved. They gave him permission, but he said he could see how long it would take for them to truly become involved and he did not have the patience for that.
Is the era of the traditional FCM model coming to an end?
No, at Abaxx Exchange we don’t believe the era of the traditional FCM model is coming to an end, nor should it be. However, the recent Risk.net article “Brokers slam CME over ‘conflict of interest’ in FCM plan’ made us realize that not everyone may feel the same way, and we need to make our case for the raditional FCM model.
Some exchange groups ranging from the largest that date back more than a century to the digital asset focused upstarts have asserted that risk mutualization processes — currently favored and handled by FCMs — can and should be disintermediated.
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
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
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.
Henry Schwartz Gives Pre-State of the Industry Interview to JLN at OIC 2022
Every year at the options conference, Cboe’s Henry Schwartz gives a “State of the Industry” update to the conference participants. This dates back to before his firm was acquired by Cboe.
JJ Kinahan Talks Tastytrade, Growth Potential and Getting the Band Back Together
The last time JJ Kinahan attended the Options Conference he was with TD Ameritrade, which years before had bought the firm he worked for, Thinkorswim. Kinahan recently rejoined the owners of Thinkorswim in their new firm, tastytrade, as chief market strategist and vice president.
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.
First Citizens to Buy SVB After Biggest Bank Failure Since 2008
First Read Hits & Takes John Lothian & JLN Staff This morning we have the first of the videos from our FIA Boca coverage and we start out with our interview with CFTC Chairman Rostin Behnam. We also have an interview with IMC Marketing Manager Steven Biester,...
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RELATIVE VALUE FRAMEWORK FOR ANALYZING VOLATILITY; MAT CASHMAN, EXPERIENCED TRADER & PRINCIPAL OF INVESTOR EDUCATION AT OCC, EXPLAINS THIS & MORE IN PART 2 OF THIS OPTIONS DISCOVERY FULL INTERVIEW
In part 2 of this Options Discovery full interview, JLN’s Alex Teng continues the conversation with Mat Cashman, principal of investor education at OCC®, to discuss the relative value framework for analyzing volatility, advice for starting a career in options, and The Options Industry CouncilSM (OIC®) free online tools.
How Options Hedging for Oil Is Turbocharging Volatility
Observations & Insight Gain Small-Cap Exposure with Options on the Russell 2000 Index Learn why small-cap indexes like the Russell 2000 have historically outperformed large-cap counterparts, and how an options strategy can help you manage your risk while...