Exchanges/OTC & Clearing
CFTC Chairman Behnam Speaks to JLN at FIA Boca
John Lothian News interviewed CFTC Chairman Rostin Behnam at the FIA Boca conference.
Exchange Analytics’ Joe Adamczyk Interviewed by John Lothian On the Road in Sarasota
During my recent trip to Florida, I met up with Joe Adamczyk, the owner of Exchange Analytics, to talk about the firm, its history and future.
Adamczyk relocated to Sarasota, Florida to get away from the harsh winters of Chicago. I met up with him in a Panera on the south side of Sarasota. I asked him just six questions and let him talk. He told me about the history of the firm, why it was started and how he got involved.
CME Group’s Terry Duffy Gets Warm Reception from Josh King’s Inside the ICE House Podcast
Duffy Visits NYSE, Site of 2002 CME IPO, Which He Called One of HIs Biggest Achievements
In the Inside the ICE House podcast series, Josh King of Intercontinental Exchange really does a good job of warming up the audience and the interviewee, as well as with the subject matter. He does such a good job, he was able to get “the Mike Ditka of the exchange business,” Terry Duffy of the CME Group, to visit the New York Stock Exchange and sit for a terrific interview on both of their parts.
Broadridge Chief Product Officer Martin Koopman Has a Lot Going On
John Lothian News interviewed Martin Koopman, chief product officer of Broadridge, about his new position at the firm and the different businesses Broadridge is known for and expanding into. Koopman and Broadridge have a lot going on.
Norm Singer – Open Outcry Traders History Project
Veteran trader and FCM executive Norm Singer was interviewed for the Open Outcry Traders History Project by John Lothian News.
Singer graduated from Southern Illinois University with a degree in psychology and was looking for a job. But he did not want to go back to school to get the education required to practice psychology.
Leo Melamed – Open Outcry Traders History Project Podcast
Leo Melamed was the first person to be interviewed for the Open Outcry Traders History Project video series by John Lothian News and MarketsWiki Education. Here is the first podcast we have made from the video series, starting with Leo’s story.
Gedon Hertshten – Open Outcry Traders History Project, Part Two
This is part two of a two-part video interview JLN did with Gedon Hertshten, the founder of G.H. Financials, for the Open Outcry Traders History series.
Gedon Hertshten – Open Outcry Traders History Project, Part One
John Lothian News talked to Gedon Hertshten, the founder of G.H. Financials, for our Open Outcry Traders History Project. This is part one of a two-part video conversation with Hertshten.
Marex North America CEO Ram Vittal Talks About Geopolitical Events, Market Disruptions and its ED&F Man Acquisition at FIA Expo 2022
Ram Vittal, CEO of Marex North America, was on a panel at FIA Expo 2022 about recent geopolitical events and their effect on the markets. John Lothian News spoke with him following the panel, and he talked about market disruptions, the threat of nuclear war, and Marex’s October acquisition of ED&F Man Capital Markets Limited’s UK business.
William Knottenbelt – The History of Financial Futures – Part Two
William Knottenbelt was interviewed by John Lothian for The History of Financial Futures video series at the FIA EXPO 2022 as he was preparing to leave the CME Group. He joined the CME Group in 2008 after being approached by then CME Executive Bryan Durkin while Knottenbelt was the head of global futures for the Royal Bank of Scotland, which had been taken over by the U.K. government during the financial crisis that year.
Investment in VettaFi Sets Up TMX to Grow Information Business in Canada and Globally
TMX Group recently invested in VettaFi, what it described as “a US-based, privately owned data, analytics, indexing, digital distribution, and thought leadership company” and TMX Chief Operating Officer Jay Rajarathinam spoke with JLN about the investment and other happenings going on at the exchange group.
Rajarathinam said TMX was seeking to expand into more information businesses and cited the acquisition of Wall Street Horizon as an example. Wall Street Horizon is a provider of global market-moving action and global corporate event data.
Gilbert Leistner – Open Outcry Traders History Project – Part Three
In part three of his interview with John Lothian News for the Open Outcry Traders History Project, veteran trader and educator Gilbert Leistner says the only thing he saw in his years of trading that spontaneously stopped trading was the Challenger space shuttle blowing up. The floor went silent for 30 seconds and it was two minutes before he heard his first tasteless joke, he said.
Gilbert Leistner – Open Outcry Traders History Project – Part Two
A Trader, a Teacher and a Builder of Markets All Over the World
Gilbert Leistner – Open Outcry Traders History Project Interview – Part One
Veteran Options Trader Shares Stories from New York to Chicago and Around the World
Gilbert Leistner is a good storyteller and he shared many stories during an interview for the Open Outcry Traders History Project that JLN has broken into three parts. The stories are about his difficulties with the feudal specialist system at the AMEX, coming to Chicago and trading on all three Chicago exchanges, dragons and princes, trading models that don’t work, and figuring out one that changed the way futures options trade.
Tallarium CEO Ermilov’s plans to banish Excel from the OTC energy markets
Stanislav Ermilov, founder and CEO of Tallarium, believes the over-the-counter energy markets are broken and the cause is the common Excel spreadsheet that has been the front end for deal making. John Lothian News talked with Ermilov at FIA Expo 2022 about how his company, Tallarium, fixes that problem.