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Webull Sees Growth in Retail Options Trading, Plans Further Expansion

Webull Sees Growth in Retail Options Trading, Plans Further Expansion

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (JLN) – Arianne Adams, chief strategy officer at the online brokerage Webull, highlighted the company’s focus on expanding access to derivatives trading, particularly for retail investors, in an interview with John Lothian News for the JLN Industry Leader video series sponsored by the OCC at the Options Industry Conference.

WAIFC Issues Groundbreaking Guide on Gender Diversity in Finance: “Women in Finance – Compendium of Good Practice”

WAIFC Issues Groundbreaking Guide on Gender Diversity in Finance: “Women in Finance – Compendium of Good Practice”

Gender equality is an issue across all business sectors. The Financial Services industry has particularly struggled despite many efforts to make progress, and the derivatives, hedge fund, and private equity areas have lagged even more so. To share practical examples of ways to attract and retain women at all levels of these organizations, and encourage companies to try new ways of addressing this critical business and social issue, the World Alliance of International Financial Centers (WAIFC) has issued a guide titled “WOMEN IN FINANCE – COMPENDIUM OF GOOD PRACTICE.”

Exactpro CEO Highlights AI Testing Expertise at FIA Conference

Exactpro CEO Highlights AI Testing Expertise at FIA Conference

BOCA RATON, Fla. (JLN) – At the recent FIA International Futures Industry Conference, Exactpro Systems CEO Iosif Itkin discussed the company’s AI-enabled software testing services and expertise during an interview with John Lothian News for the JLN Industry Leader video series sponsored by Wedbush.

Itkin revealed that one of the largest trading platform implementations in the world went live seamlessly into production when COVID-19 hit, giving mature clients an additional line of defense to complement their internal teams. Less mature clients building new exchange platforms could rely on Exactpro’s expertise in large-scale, reliable system development.

WFE Study Reveals Impact of Blockchain Settlement Latency on Market Liquidity and Costs

WFE Study Reveals Impact of Blockchain Settlement Latency on Market Liquidity and Costs

Elmhurst, IL (JLN) — Pedro Gurrola-Perez, head of research at the World Federation of Exchanges (WFE), discussed the findings of a recent research report on the impact of Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) settlement latency on market quality during an interview with John Lothian News. The study, titled “The Effect of DLT Settlement Latency on Market Liquidity,” reveals significant implications for the financial industry, particularly in the context of blockchain technology.

ICE Senior VP Trabue Bland Discusses Global Market Shifts and New Futures Strategies at FIA Conference

ICE Senior VP Trabue Bland Discusses Global Market Shifts and New Futures Strategies at FIA Conference

There is a renewed focus on pricing carbon and hedging environmental risk, said Trabue Bland, senior vice president of futures exchanges at Intercontinental Exchange, during an interview with John Lothian News at the FIA International Futures Industry Conference in Boca Raton, Florida, in March. He was featured as part of the JLN Industry Leader video series sponsored by Wedbush.

JLN Podcast: Navigating Fintech’s Evolution: Liquiditybook’s Journey Through Technological Advances and Regulatory Shifts

JLN Podcast: Navigating Fintech’s Evolution: Liquiditybook’s Journey Through Technological Advances and Regulatory Shifts

The fintech landscape has seen a remarkable evolution over the past decades, marked by technological advancements and regulatory changes. That progress and those obstacles were opportunities for firms like LiquidityBook to automate workflows and establish itself as a dependable partner to a diverse group of market participants. John Lothian News interviewed Terrence Cheung, director of post trade product management, and Shawn Samuel, CTO of LiquidityBook, in this podcast about its history and how it is managing the quickly shifting technological and regulatory landscape.

HKEX’s Wilfred Yiu Emphasizes Strategy to Connect China with Global Markets at FIA Futures Conference

HKEX’s Wilfred Yiu Emphasizes Strategy to Connect China with Global Markets at FIA Futures Conference

Hong Kong Exchange and Clearing Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Co-Head of Markets, Co-Chief Operating Officer and Member of Management Committee Wilfred Yiu said its strategy is how to connect China with the rest of the world, noting China accounts for more than 30% of the world’s growth. Yiu was interviewed by John Lothian News at the FIA International Futures Industry Conference in Boca Raton, FL as part of the JLN Industry Leader video series sponsored by Wedbush.

Catherine Clay, Global Head of Derivatives at Cboe Global Markets, Discusses Vision for Unified Derivatives Franchise

Catherine Clay, Global Head of Derivatives at Cboe Global Markets, Discusses Vision for Unified Derivatives Franchise

Catherine Clay, the global head of derivatives at Cboe Global Markets, recently shared insights into the strategic reorganization of the company’s derivatives operations in an interview with John Lothian News at FIA’s International Futures Industry Conference in Boca Raton, FL. This discussion was part of the JLN Industry Leader video series sponsored by Wedbush.

Euronext CEO Boujnah Discusses AI, Brexit, and ESG at FIA Conference

Euronext CEO Boujnah Discusses AI, Brexit, and ESG at FIA Conference

Stephane Boujnah says you cannot afford to be late to AI, but also that exchange matching engine operators need to be precise, not roughly correct. The Euronext CEO spoke to John Lothian News at the FIA International Futures Industry Conference in Boca Raton, FL, as part of the JLN Industry Leader video series sponsored by Wedbush.  Boujnah pulled no punches in addressing the impact of AI, Brexit, geopolitical risks, cybersecurity threats and staying competitive. 

Industry Analyst Larry Tabb Discusses Cryptocurrencies, AI, and Market Dynamics at FIA Futures Conference

Industry Analyst Larry Tabb Discusses Cryptocurrencies, AI, and Market Dynamics at FIA Futures Conference

At the FIA International Futures Industry Conference in Boca Raton, FL, John Lothian News conducted an  interview with Larry Tabb of Bloomberg Intelligence as part of the JLN Industry Leader video series sponsored by Wedbush. Tabb, known for his expertise in industry and market analysis, shared  his insights into cryptocurrencies, artificial intelligence, equity options growth and increased demand for U.S. equities during non-traditional market hours. 

BMLL CEO Paul Humphrey Talks Expansion & Quality Data in JLN Interview

BMLL CEO Paul Humphrey Talks Expansion & Quality Data in JLN Interview

BMLL is on a roll after an investment from Nasdaq and Factset allowed it to expand its content, hire more engineers to onboard the data and grow its go-to-market division, including expanding into the U.S.  John Lothian News interviewed BMLL Technologies CEO Paul Humphrey for the JLN Industry Leader series sponsored by Wedbush at the FIA International Futures Conference in Boca Raton, FL, where he discussed the complexities traders face when testing strategies across different asset classes. He also talked about BMLL’s post investment growth and highlighted the pivotal role of high-quality data in enhancing trading outcomes.

Rama Pillai’s Path to Electronic Trading Showed He is a Good Student

Rama Pillai’s Path to Electronic Trading Showed He is a Good Student

Rama Pillai enjoyed being a student and earned three separate degrees before deciding to come to Singapore to accept a position with SIMEX in 1991. Studying the floor-to-screen migration of other exchanges and spearheading a proactive migration plan for SGX showed that Pillai was a good student.

The seven-year-old SIMEX made Pillai employee number 118 when he joined a three-person sales team that also handled marketing and business development. Reflecting on this experience, he remarked, “It was just the three of us covering the world.”

Europe Poised to Delay Basel Bank Trading Rules by a Year

Europe Poised to Delay Basel Bank Trading Rules by a Year

First Read Hits & Takes John Lothian & JLN Staff CME Group is now accepting registrations for the 4th annual Derivatives Trading Challenge for the MENA region. In collaboration with the Dubai Mercantile Exchange, Gulf Capital Market Association, and Arab Federation of...

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