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Marex’s Guy Wolf talks about ESG and carbon markets at FIA Expo 2022

Marex’s Guy Wolf talks about ESG and carbon markets at FIA Expo 2022

Dr. Guy Wolf, Global Head of Market Analytics at Marex, spoke with John Lothian News at FIA Expo 2022 about ESG – particularly the environmental part.  He said Marex is looking to be carbon neutral this year and has invested in a mangrove restoration and reforestation project in Indonesia to offset its own footprint.  Becoming carbon neutral is also critical for the company’s clients, who are heavily involved in commodities. 

JLN Podcast: Social Market Analytics CEO Joe Gits Reflects on Company Growth and New Features

JLN Podcast: Social Market Analytics CEO Joe Gits Reflects on Company Growth and New Features

John Lothian News was the first media company to take an interest in Social Market Analytics, Inc. when it first started. We recently caught up with its founder and CEO, Joe Gits, for an update on the company and trends in social media and trading analytics.

We asked Gits for an update on the company and the progress it has made over the years. We asked him about the natural language processor he started with, which was an open source tool, and the proprietary natural language processor he developed.

LME’s Georgina Hallett Talks LME Passport, Responsible Sourcing and More in JLN IDX Interview

LME’s Georgina Hallett Talks LME Passport, Responsible Sourcing and More in JLN IDX Interview

In London at FIA’s IDX, or International Derivatives Week, conference at The Brewery, John Lothian News interviewed LME’s Chief Sustainability Officer, Georgina Hallett, about the LME’s Passport, the electronic certificates of analysis (CoA) and digital credentials register.

Hallett had just finished her panel at IDX titled “What Now For Sustainable Finance?” moderated by former FT journalist Jeremy Grant.

Robbert Booij of ABN AMRO Clearing Reflects on Ukraine Impact, UK Consultation, ESG in FIA Boca 2022 Interview

Robbert Booij of ABN AMRO Clearing Reflects on Ukraine Impact, UK Consultation, ESG in FIA Boca 2022 Interview

Robbert Booij, CEO of the European region for ABN AMRO Clearing Bank N.V., told JLN at FIA Boca 2022 that the firm’s lack of proprietary trading and focus on clearing clients’ trading, along with their real time risk management model, allowed them to focus on the tremendous volatility brought on by Russia’s Ukraine invasion and to escape without any direct exposure.

TMX Group’s Luc Fortin discusses customers’ rush to the yield curve and leading by example in ESG

TMX Group’s Luc Fortin discusses customers’ rush to the yield curve and leading by example in ESG

Luc Fortin, president and chief executive officer of Montréal Exchange and global head of trading at TMX Group, sees the launch of extended hours at TMX last year as an important step in the exchange’s globalization. “We had our hours in Europe where we were seeing more and more demand as we saw growing pools of capital requiring liquidity and Canadian derivatives over the Asian hours,” Fortin said. “So when we launched this in the fall, obviously, we’ve seen a very good uptake to it, particularly around all the crazy volatility that we’ve seen since the beginning of this year.”

CFTC Chairman Rostin Behnam Gears Up for Full CFTC

CFTC Chairman Rostin Behnam Gears Up for Full CFTC

Rostin Behnam had the advantage of being a CFTC commissioner since 2017 before being confirmed as chairman in December of 2021, giving him insight into the organization and good working relationships with its staffers.

JLN spoke to Behnam at the International Futures Industry Conference in Boca Raton, Fla., about the start of his chairmanship and what he hopes to accomplish.

Calvin F. Williams Jr is Using His Business to Close the Wealth Gap

Calvin F. Williams Jr is Using His Business to Close the Wealth Gap

From creating investment management strategies to expanding financial education, Calvin F. Williams Jr. runs his business with one clear goal in mind: to close the racial wealth gap. Since age 12 when he first started his own lawn care service, he understood the value of building wealth, yet he also understood that many people lack the financial resources to do that. 

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