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How to Keep a Close Eye on the Markets

How to Keep a Close Eye on the Markets

Travis Schwab of Eventus Systems discusses the complex task of developing software to help fight market manipulation, while also maintaining the flexibility to meet the varying needs of a broad range of customers. Turns out it helps to have former employees from the types of firms that use these products working under the hood.

FIA Expo Day Two: Alternatives to LIBOR

FIA Expo Day Two: Alternatives to LIBOR

Transitions, disruptions and outright change are not new to the futures and options industry, but at this year’s FIA Expo, those themes seemed to loom especially large. One of the biggest changes the industry is facing is the transition from LIBOR to other...

ESG: We’re Only at the Tip of the Iceberg

ESG: We’re Only at the Tip of the Iceberg

At FIA IDX 2019 in London, John Lothian News sat down with Clive Furness, the managing director of Contango Markets Ltd., to talk about ESG (environmental, social and governance) and how it fits into commodity and index products, and why it’s a “social revolution” and not a fad.

Lunch with the New CME Chairman Terrence Duffy

Lunch with the New CME Chairman Terrence Duffy

Before the CME went public in 2002, there was a change in leadership at the top. Terry Duffy ran for the job of chairman of the board against the incumbent, Scott Gordon. I was a fan of Gordon’s and then CME  CEO Jim McNulty. McNulty was one of the reasons I started the John Lothian Newsletter. He had helped me find a job when I first graduated from Purdue University. He was for a short time one of my mentors. But then I started my career and he started traveling the world as an investment banker and I lost track of him.

Electronic Derivatives Trading in South Africa Gears Up

Electronic Derivatives Trading in South Africa Gears Up

A half decade’s worth of work at the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) to update its trading technology is bearing fruit. The exchange now has its equities, equities derivatives and foreign exchange derivatives trading on LSEG Technology’s...

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