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Meaghan Dugan Cooks Up a Stellar Path to Electronic Trading

Meaghan Dugan Cooks Up a Stellar Path to Electronic Trading

NYSE executive Meaghan Dugan always worked in kitchens as a youth and had dreams of becoming a famous chef. She even earned a degree in culinary science. However, instead of donning a poofy cap for a career as a chef, she pursued a career in the markets at the Pacific Stock Exchange and wore a colorful jacket.

Tim Brennan Took the Leap to a New Frontier of Trading

Tim Brennan Took the Leap to a New Frontier of Trading

Tim Brennan did not know what he wanted to do after graduating from a small liberal arts college with a degree in psychology. As with many other traders from this era, his mom had a friend who could get him a job as a runner at the Chicago Board Options Exchange.

Alex Lamb Always Landed Amid Opportunity in Early Years of European Futures Trading – Part 1

Alex Lamb Always Landed Amid Opportunity in Early Years of European Futures Trading – Part 1

Alex Lamb wanted to be a helicopter pilot in the U.K. Royal Airforce. He never had the chance, but he strategically landed opportunity after opportunity in the banking, trading and related technology businesses during his long and varied career.

Lamb even helped launch the firm Trading Technologies, outlining to then contractor Gary Kemp what he wanted for a new electronic trading screen that would allow brokers to enter orders for multiple accounts and be able to track them more efficiently. That was the genesis of the screen that became Trading Technologies’ desktop offering.

John Lothian Profiles: Tom Kadlec

John Lothian Profiles: Tom Kadlec

From regulation to technology to the revenue structure, futures commission merchants have experienced drastic changes over the last 30 years, as Tom Kadlec, CEO of ADM Investor Services, knows full well. In this John Lothian Profiles...

John Lothian Profiles: Blair Hull

John Lothian Profiles: Blair Hull

It's not every day you hear one of the most successful traders and businessmen in the industry say he got his start as a card counter in blackjack."My brother-in-law told me that he made money in Lake Tahoe, enough money to pay for...

John Lothian Profiles: Lee Stern

John Lothian Profiles: Lee Stern

Lee Stern has seen it all in his career - the highs of great markets and the lows of market scandal. After completing his military service in 1947, Stern enrolled in Roosevelt College and then found his way to the Chicago Board of...

John Lothian Profiles: Neal Kottke

John Lothian Profiles: Neal Kottke

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6BESH_tfCDE Neal Kottke, chairman of Kottke Associates in Chicago, is one of those industry veterans who has done it all in his career, from the commercial side to clearing, to starting his own clearing firm to...

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SEC GameStop Report Debunks Conspiracies, Backs Gensler Plan

SEC GameStop Report Debunks Conspiracies, Backs Gensler Plan

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‘Crazy’ Bets on $200 Oil Invade the Options Market

‘Crazy’ Bets on $200 Oil Invade the Options Market

Observations & Insight The FIA reported late Friday that global exchange-traded derivatives volume and open interest both posted their highest levels on record in September. A total of 5.6 billion futures and options traded last month, with options volume once...

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