Environmental Social and Governance

ASEAN exchange leaders discuss transition finance and the economic shift to net zero

ASEAN exchange leaders discuss transition finance and the economic shift to net zero

In a recent roundtable on transition finance with the World Federation of Exchanges (WFE), JLN spoke with three dynamic leaders representing exchanges from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), all members of the World Federation of Exchanges. Speaking with us were Dr. Soraphol Tulayasathien, senior executive vice president, Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET); Dr Hezri Adnan, current director, group sustainability of Bursa Malaysia; and Laurent Poirot, head of product strategy and development at SGX. Contributing to the conversation were Nandini Sukumar, CEO of the WFE and Victoria Powell, senior manager – ESG, regulatory affairs for the WFE.

Nasdaq Embraces Cloud Migration and AI for Options Markets

Nasdaq Embraces Cloud Migration and AI for Options Markets

ASHEVILLE, NC (JLN) – Sean Feeney, a Nasdaq executive, explained the exchange’s plans to migrate its options markets to the cloud and leverage artificial intelligence (AI) during an interview at the Options Industry Conference in Asheville, N.C. sponsored by the OCC.

Feeney stated that Nasdaq has committed to transitioning its markets globally to the cloud, partnering with AWS to ensure their technology keeps pace with rapid advancements. “Our partnership with AWS is really to shore up and ensure that our markets are moving at the speed of technology, which at this point is like the breakneck speed of life,” he said.

WAIFC Issues Groundbreaking Guide on Gender Diversity in Finance: “Women in Finance – Compendium of Good Practice”

WAIFC Issues Groundbreaking Guide on Gender Diversity in Finance: “Women in Finance – Compendium of Good Practice”

Gender equality is an issue across all business sectors. The Financial Services industry has particularly struggled despite many efforts to make progress, and the derivatives, hedge fund, and private equity areas have lagged even more so. To share practical examples of ways to attract and retain women at all levels of these organizations, and encourage companies to try new ways of addressing this critical business and social issue, the World Alliance of International Financial Centers (WAIFC) has issued a guide titled “WOMEN IN FINANCE – COMPENDIUM OF GOOD PRACTICE.”

Greenwood Project CEO Aims to Grow Minority Talent Pipeline for Finance

Greenwood Project CEO Aims to Grow Minority Talent Pipeline for Finance

May 17, 2024 — The Greenwood Project, a nonprofit that prepares minority college students for careers in financial services, is undergoing major changes under new CEO Kwesi Smith to significantly expand its reach and impact. 

Smith, who has two decades of experience as a research analyst and investor, took over leadership of the Chicago-based organization in 2023. He aims to transform Greenwood into the premier talent pipeline for Black and Latino students nationwide seeking high-trajectory finance careers, Smith told John Lothian News in a recent video interview.

ICE Senior VP Trabue Bland Discusses Global Market Shifts and New Futures Strategies at FIA Conference

ICE Senior VP Trabue Bland Discusses Global Market Shifts and New Futures Strategies at FIA Conference

There is a renewed focus on pricing carbon and hedging environmental risk, said Trabue Bland, senior vice president of futures exchanges at Intercontinental Exchange, during an interview with John Lothian News at the FIA International Futures Industry Conference in Boca Raton, Florida, in March. He was featured as part of the JLN Industry Leader video series sponsored by Wedbush.

Is ESG dead? ICE’s Bennett, LuxSE’s Hamon, Nasdaq’s Thyblad and the WFE weigh in

Is ESG dead? ICE’s Bennett, LuxSE’s Hamon, Nasdaq’s Thyblad and the WFE weigh in

The question “Is ESG dead?” has become a meme in the business press – it’s ubiquitous, eye-catching and controversial – convincing some that the movement is with certainty on its way out.

To discuss the fate and the evolution of ESG, John Lothian News Environmental Markets held an online roundtable discussion with leaders from the World Federation of Exchanges and ESG leaders from the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE), Luxembourg Exchange (LuxSE) and Nasdaq.

TMX’s Luc Fortin Discusses AI Integration and Global Expansion Plans at FIA Conference

TMX’s Luc Fortin Discusses AI Integration and Global Expansion Plans at FIA Conference

At the FIA International Futures Industry Conference in Boca Raton, FL, Luc Fortin, president and CEO of Montréal Exchange (MX) and global head of trading of TMX Group, revealed to JLN that TMX is actively exploring the integration of artificial intelligence (AI) into its trading operations. The exchange, which is a prominent player in Canada and the West, views AI as a significant trend worth close attention. The interview was part of the JLN Industry Leader video series, sponsored by Wedbush.

Euronext CEO Boujnah Discusses AI, Brexit, and ESG at FIA Conference

Euronext CEO Boujnah Discusses AI, Brexit, and ESG at FIA Conference

Stephane Boujnah says you cannot afford to be late to AI, but also that exchange matching engine operators need to be precise, not roughly correct. The Euronext CEO spoke to John Lothian News at the FIA International Futures Industry Conference in Boca Raton, FL, as part of the JLN Industry Leader video series sponsored by Wedbush.  Boujnah pulled no punches in addressing the impact of AI, Brexit, geopolitical risks, cybersecurity threats and staying competitive. 

ESG weekly review | Feb. 16

Skimpy ice in Chicago a bad omen. Climate Action 100+ suffers a blow. Farmers make headlines. Most people would open pocketbooks to fight climate change.

ESG Roundup | January 31, 2024

Midweek ESG HIghlights - January 31, 2024 Highlights from Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) news coverage from around the globe curated by Sally Duros for John Lothian News. The Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) reports a doubling in corporate climate...

FIA Tech CEO Nick Solinger Discusses Partnership with eClerx to Boost Trade Data Network and Launch of Help Desk

FIA Tech CEO Nick Solinger Discusses Partnership with eClerx to Boost Trade Data Network and Launch of Help Desk

In a video interview with John Lothian News, FIA Tech CEO Nick Solinger discussed the recently announced partnership with eClerx to enhance its Trade Data Network (TDN) and the launch of a collaborative help desk.

Solinger described TDN as an industry initiative designed to consolidate diverse data sources in the exchange-traded derivatives market. This market’s diversity, with firms trading across global exchanges using different systems, often led to operational disruptions during high-volume days or unexpected events such as conflicts or shifts to remote work due to COVID-19.

Nasdaq’s Randall Hopkins on driving value for companies through the ESG stakeholder ecosystem, the role of AI, and desired qualities in new hires

Nasdaq’s Randall Hopkins on driving value for companies through the ESG stakeholder ecosystem, the role of AI, and desired qualities in new hires

Randall Hopkins, Global Head of ESG Solutions, Nasdaq Corporate Platforms, spoke with Sally Duros for the John Lothian News ESG podcast. 

Hopkins said Nasdaq sits at the nexus of the stakeholder ecosystem – the investors, corporations, raters and regulators who are all doing work around ESG. Nasdaq’s goal is to drive value through that stakeholder ecosystem. It does that, first, by helping companies set ESG priorities, and then second, on the operational side, by helping companies manage the data relevant to ESG and communicate its value. 

Sponsors

Wall Street Starts Calling Time on ESG Labels After Backlash

Wall Street Starts Calling Time on ESG Labels After Backlash

First Read Hits & Takes John Lothian & JLN Staff Miami International Holdings, Inc. (MIH) announced that the SEC has approved MIAX Sapphire LLC's application to become a national securities exchange. MIAX Sapphire, MIH's fourth national securities exchange for...

We visit more than 100 financial news websites daily (Would YOU do that?)

The Spread

Traders Betting on China Easing Boost Bearish Options on Banks

Observations & Insight Miami International Holdings, Inc. (MIH) announced that the SEC has approved MIAX Sapphire LLC's application to become a national securities exchange. MIAX Sapphire, MIH's fourth national securities exchange for U.S. multi-listed options,...

Pin It on Pinterest