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ICE’s Chris Edmonds Expands on Crypto Commentary in JLN Video Interview

ICE’s Chris Edmonds Expands on Crypto Commentary in JLN Video Interview

Last Friday John Lothian News interviewed ICE Chief Development Officer Chris Edmonds about the commentary he wrote that JLN published and why he wrote it and what he was trying to accomplish.

We asked him what lessons were learned from the BAKKT experience and what was ICE trying to accomplish with the exchange and clearing offering and what didn’t work?

Edmonds said the lesson learned was that the market did not want a physically delivered bitcoin contract.

Rama Pillai and KC Lam of SGX on trading flows from Asian markets into Singapore, FX trading innovations, and transposing the NIFTY Index futures to India

Rama Pillai and KC Lam of SGX on trading flows from Asian markets into Singapore, FX trading innovations, and transposing the NIFTY Index futures to India

JLN Correspondent Julie Ros spoke with two executives from SGX, the Singapore Exchange, at FIA’s IDX Conference in London in June.  Rama Pillai, managing director, global sales & origination, and KC Lam, head of FX and rates, talked about the changes they’ve seen with trading in Asia and the products their clients have been trading in the current environment.  

CME Group’s Derek Sammann on the Future of Markets panel at IDX and CME’s growth in international markets, emerging markets, and options

CME Group’s Derek Sammann on the Future of Markets panel at IDX and CME’s growth in international markets, emerging markets, and options

JLN Correspondent Julie Ros talked to Derek Sammann, senior managing director and global head of commodities, options and international markets at CME Group, at the IDX conference in London in June. She asked Sammann about his reflections on the Future of Markets panel at IDX. He said that each of the panelists brought a different perspective to such topics as what grows markets and in particular “product development through the lens of client need.”

Walt Lukken Reflects on FIA IDX 2023 and the Good That FIA and Its Members Do

Walt Lukken Reflects on FIA IDX 2023 and the Good That FIA and Its Members Do

FIA CEO and President Walt Lukken was interviewed by JLN Correspondent Julie Ros at the FIA International Derivatives Week (IDX) in London recently about the conference and related topics.

Lukken spoke about what stood out at the conference, what interesting takeaways on regulations he heard and what the most important topic was.

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.”

John Vaile Saw the Potential of Financial Futures and Helped Make Them A Success

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.

Blue Ocean Technologies CEO Brian Hyndman Sees Clear Sailing for ATS in Overnight Trading

Blue Ocean Technologies CEO Brian Hyndman Sees Clear Sailing for ATS in Overnight Trading

Brian Hyndman was recently promoted to CEO of Blue Ocean Technologies, which has developed from a broker-dealer that matched buyers and sellers by phone during the overnight market hours to an ATS that allows Asian investors to trade U.S. stocks electronically during overnight market hours. Hyndman was recently interviewed by John Lothian News about Blue Ocean and his new role.

Hyndman, a longtime Nasdaq executive, joined Blue Ocean to help raise capital to grow the company. He was eventually asked to join Blue Ocean and run it. Before Hyndman joined, the company’s vision was to trade just ETFs; he extended it out to all NMS (National Market System) stocks. Today, Blue Ocean offers trading on more than 12,000 NMS stocks on its platform.

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.

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.

ICE and IPC Systems to launch cloud-based audio solution for traders

ICE and IPC Systems to launch cloud-based audio solution for traders

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