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Leo Melamed Looks Back and Forward in Fireside Chat

Leo Melamed Looks Back and Forward in Fireside Chat

Leo Melamed, who fell in love with the trading pits back in the 1960s, says "You can't stop technology" and that anyone who tries to stop it or slow its pace will lose.  He was referring, in part, to the "speed bumps" currently being...

Why The Mayor Matters

Why The Mayor Matters

In 2016, London grabbed global attention by electing Sadiq Khan as mayor, the first British-Pakistani to take the reins of the most powerful financial hub in the world. Yesterday, Chicago broke barriers as well, electing Lori Lightfoot, an African-American, openly gay woman, to take the top job for another global financial hub.

How Do You Save the Capital Markets?

How Do You Save the Capital Markets?

Kennedy Looks to Lead Market Revamp Kevin Kennedy is my new hero. The senior vice president and head of equity options, on stage at the Options Industry Conference last week, spoke about taking the lead on a new initiative to change...

My Picks for CFTC and SEC Commissioners

My Picks for CFTC and SEC Commissioners

Despite repeated inquiries to knowledgeable industry players, there is little buzz about prospective new CFTC and SEC Commissioners outside of the chairmen. So if there is no buzz, then let’s create some of our own in time for the FIA Boca Raton International...

What Just Happened?

What Just Happened?

  It was after midnight and the realization that Donald Trump is going to be president of the United States stunned, saddened and angered me. This is what our great country has descended to - a nation of angry white people who...

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