Rafael Zanatta, head of sales, EMEA, Eurex FTSE bitcoin index futures at Eurex, spoke with JLN Correspondent Julie Ros at the FIA’s International Derivatives Week (IDX) in June about Eurex’s recently launched FTSE bitcoin index futures.
Tim Babcock, the vice president and head of the TSX Venture Exchange, was recently interviewed by John Lothian News about TSX's Venture Forward initiative, which is designed to strengthen Canada’s public venture market, the foundation of the country’s capital...
John Lothian News caught up to former ISDA CEO Bob Pickel at ISDA’s recent 37th Annual General Meeting in Chicago. Pickel is now consulting and sitting on boards during his post ISDA career, something that the Dodd-Frank Act was seemingly made for him for. JLN spoke to him about his career before ISDA and how he found his way to the organization and what he had done since he retired.
John Lothian News interviewed Richard Baker at the ISDA 37th Annual Meeting in Chicago. JLN spoke to the former CEO of ClearTrade Exchange about his experience creating, running and selling the exchange in this podcast interview. We also talked to him about his new enterprise Tokenovate, which uses blockchain and the ISDA agreements to build smart contracts to digitize and automate trading.
John Lothian News spoke to CQG’s CEO, Ryan Moroney, and its SVP of Client Relations, Pat Kenny, at the FIA Boca Conference 2023 in Florida in March about their new partnership with Broadridge, their year-on-year growth, customer challenges, and new products including CQG One.
John Lothian News spoke with James Davies of Tacans last week about his company, a Web3-focused venture builder firm founded in 2021 by Matthias Nielsen and Lars Seier Christensen. Tacans is working on building trading applications for decentralized exchanges, where there is no centralized location but the exchange is made via smart contracts.
Paul Cusenza, Chairman and CEO of Nodal Exchange and Nodal Clear, was interviewed by John Lothian News at the FIA International Futures Conference in Boca Raton, FL., about Nodal’s growth from a start-up in 2009 and the ways it operates as a clearing house and collaborator to introduce products.
Bruce Traan is a 15+ year veteran of the Cboe who had jumped into the crypto world, but now has created his own firm to bring fairness in pricing to firms needing the licensing services of an index provider. The uneven pricing of the index provider world is what he seeks to solve with his new enterprise, BenchMarket.
NIck Baker is the deputy editor-in-chief of CoinDesk, which has about 100 people in its content operation, of which about 50 are journalists. Most work remotely from home, though CoinDesk does have a New York office. Like cryptocurrency, CoinDesk is decentralized, Baker said.
Mark Smith started his career at broker-dealer Edward Jones, became an entrepreneur and then after his second firm was purchased by Citi, he found himself working for the bank, which he found an eye-opening experience.
Trading Technologies CEO Keith Todd made a deal with Talos, a provider of institutional digital asset trading technology, and John Lothian News wanted to know more about it and what it meant for TT and its customers.
So JLN sat down with Todd in TT’s offices in London on the Monday of IDX week to shoot a video interview with Todd as TT was preparing to make the announcement.
JLN interviewed Arne Staal, the head of FTSE Russell, who was at his first FIA Boca conference and in the Miami, Florida area for the first time, about crypto markets (a hot topic in Boca and Miami) and other popular topics at the conference.
Copper.co’s Betty Sharples sat down with John Lothian News on the second day of FIA Boca 2022 to discuss industry growth, protecting digital assets, and her hope for regulatory solutions.
Betty Sharples is the business development director for the digital asset custodian Copper.co, which launched in 2018. Since its inception, Copper has provided custody, trading, and digital asset services across 450 crypto assets and over 40 different exchanges. Sharples said that Copper’s products and services all serve a purpose: to bring prime brokerage to the crypto space.
Garry Jones, the CEO of NovaFori, says the company is focused on digital transformation. He has spent most of his career working in the derivatives markets and applied technology, but now is creating auction platforms for clients such as Christie’s and overlaying them with data science.
First Read Hits & Takes John Lothian & JLN Staff Cheryl and I are safely home from Bermuda and The World Federation of Exchanges Annual Meeting. We also celebrated our 34th wedding anniversary, so as the saying goes, happy wife, happy life. Now, back to work....
In this episode of Options Discovery, Asma Awass introduces equity option price behavior around earnings announcements. Alex Teng dives deeper into this topic with Callie Cox, a seasoned investment analyst and content creator from the “social-based” brThinkorswimm eToro.
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