Leo Melamed – Open Outcry Traders History Project

Leo Melamed – Open Outcry Traders History Project

The first video we are releasing from the Open Outcry Traders History Project is of Leo Melamed. In this video, Leo tells of his start as a law student and runner, how he financed his first membership with help from his father and how many times he went broke. Three. There are lots of great stories from Leo – from how he makes his trading decisions to the impact of his career on his family and what kind of father he was. The Chairman Emeritus of the CME has had a long, history-making career. Here is his story.

OCC Strengthens Financial Resiliency With New Capital Management Policy

OCC Strengthens Financial Resiliency With New Capital Management Policy

In the past few years, OCC has taken steps to strengthen its resilience through a variety of activities including increasing headcount, working to revamp the clearinghouse’s technology stack and altering margin methodologies, to name a few. In this video, OCC Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Scot Warren talks about the OCC’s new capital management policy.

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.

Expect the Unexpected

Expect the Unexpected

In this video from MarketsWiki Education’s World of Opportunity event in Chicago, ABN AMRO Clearing Chicago CFO Mike Nowak talks about rolling with the punches – from changing careers due to 9/11 to learning about derivatives on the fly on the trading floor.

The Human Element

The Human Element

In this video from MarketsWiki Education’s World of Opportunity event in Chicago, Jason Manumaleuna, the CEO of the RCG division of Marex Spectron, talks about some of the false starts in his life and advises students to focus on soft skills such as public speaking and business writing in addition to academics, and to “be the most impactful person in the room” rather than the smartest.

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