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.
To kick off The History of Environmental Trading video series from John Lothian News and MarketsWiki Education, we interviewed Gordon Bennett of Intercontinental Exchange in ICE’s London headquarters during IDX week in early June.
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.
JLN interviewed Elizabeth King, president, ESG & chief regulatory officer of Intercontinental Exchange, at the 2022 Options Conference in San Antonio, Texas, about how her panel at the conference went, the subjects they discussed and other related topics.
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.
Loh Boon Chye, the CEO of the Singapore Exchange (SGX), sat down with John Lothian News at FIA Boca 2022 to talk about SGX’s moves in the ESG space, its investment in Trading Technologies, its links with the Shenzhen Stock Exchange and the CME, and its growing ETF and FX business.
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.”
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.
Ed Tilly was happy to be back at the FIA Boca International Derivatives Conference in March to see industry friends, clients and competitors he had not seen since the pandemic hit in 2020. He said he appreciates the conference as an opportunity to catch up with happenings in the industry and with regulators.
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.
Laurie McAughtry, the new editor of The Trade, had a plan for her education and career. She studied at all the right schools in the UK and U.S. and then took a job in banking. However, after getting married to a man who is half Malaysian and moving to Malaysia, she...
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.
The long-running pandemic has thrown much of the global economy off-kilter in the last two years, but some sectors have nonetheless thrived – ESG among them. Capital linked to FTSE Russell’s sustainable Investment indexes, for example, has grown to more than $167 billion, according to the company’s year-end insight from Arne Staal, the CEO of FTSE Russell.
The leaders of three of the major Asian exchanges spoke separately in keynote addresses on the first day of FIA Asia Expo-V. They talked about the rapid change in the financial industry over the past few years, the opportunities for growth in the region, and what’s on the table for their exchanges in the near future. What follows is a summary of their individual remarks.
Much like its Western counterpart, the Asian derivatives industry spent the last year navigating an ever-changing environment dominated by the pandemic and the emergence of new market trends in retail investment, cryptocurrencies and ESG.
In a discussion on the outlook for Asia-Pacific exchanges on Day One of the FIA’s Asia-V conference, panel participants reported no slowdowns in opportunities despite a host of challenges faced by exchange-traded markets in 2021.
First Read Hits & Takes John Lothian & JLN Staff The CFTC Market Risk Advisory Committee met on September 28 under the leadership of Commissioner Kristin N. Johnson for the first time. The CFTC chairman, Rostin Behnam, and Commissioner Christy Goldsmith Romero...
Lead Stories Explainer: How a massive options trade by a JP Morgan fund can move markets Saqib Iqbal Ahmed - Reuters A nearly $16 billion JP Morgan fund is expected to reset its options positions on Friday, potentially adding to equity volatility at the end of a...