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Jeff Bernacchi – Open Outcry Traders History Project

Jeff Bernacchi – Open Outcry Traders History Project

MarketsWiki Education's Open Outcry Traders History ProjectJeff Bernacchi fell in love with futures trading on a trip to the exchange with his microeconomics class. He also recorded the best results in the class for paper trading. During college he was...

Donnie Roberts – Open Outcry Traders History Project

Donnie Roberts – Open Outcry Traders History Project

MarketsWiki Education's Open Outcry Traders History ProjectDonnie Roberts came to Chicago after graduating from graduate school with a love of futures and options trading. He chose Chicago over New York and London. He came to the visitor center of the...

FIA Expo Day Two: Alternatives to LIBOR

FIA Expo Day Two: Alternatives to LIBOR

Transitions, disruptions and outright change are not new to the futures and options industry, but at this year’s FIA Expo, those themes seemed to loom especially large. One of the biggest changes the industry is facing is the transition from LIBOR to other...

Justice for Jitesh: Special Sauce is Never Shared

Justice for Jitesh: Special Sauce is Never Shared

I worked with traders and systems developers for many years when I was a futures broker. During the time I worked with them, they never shared with me their “special sauce,” the intellectual property that made their trading systems tick. There...

Statement on Justice for Jitesh Thakkar

Statement on Justice for Jitesh Thakkar

There is a cloud hanging over the CFTC’s Technology Advisory Committee that does not involve Bitcoin. That cloud has darkened recently. The cloud is the civil case against Jitesh Thakkar, a one-time contributor to the TAC’s high frequency...

The CMW Podcast Episode 4: Evolving With the Market

The CMW Podcast Episode 4: Evolving With the Market

Why did Scott Freeman go from being a managing partner at a quantitative hedge fund to starting a company for digital asset trading and advisory services? Scott answers this and other fascinating questions about pivoting into institutional crypto trading, navigating through the regulatory nuances between different markets around the world, and more.

The CMW Podcast Episode 3: A Speculative Streak

The CMW Podcast Episode 3: A Speculative Streak

Bill Ulivieri, former CBOE market maker and Principal of Cenacle Capital Management LLC, is a veteran of the industry who’s done it all – including crypto trading. Ulivieri joins Matt at the JLN studio to discuss the benefits and shortcomings of digital assets as a store of value, and how he thinks bitcoin fits into the future of global finance.

CFTC v Thakkar: a fishing license

CFTC v Thakkar: a fishing license

Jitesh Thakkar, the Chicago computer programmer charged with aiding and abetting a market manipulation by supplying software, was back in court on Wednesday. Thakkar’s attorney, Renato Mariotti, presented his motion for summary judgment at least to forestall lengthy discovery by the CFTC.

HKEX and LSE, A Capitalist’s Conundrum

HKEX and LSE, A Capitalist’s Conundrum

Today’s bid by Hong Kong Exchanges & Clearing (HKEX) to buy the London Stock Exchange Group for $36.6 billion is a conundrum in what otherwise would be a continuation of global consolidation among exchanges. But it is muddied by the geopolitical backdrop that could make the London Stock Exchange off limits to certain suitors, especially those under the control of the Chinese government.

Bakkt readies CME challenge

Bakkt readies CME challenge

On Friday last week Bakkt opened the Bakkt Warehouse for its bitcoin custody business, as it prepares for ICE US’s launch of futures trading on September 23. Bakkt is counting on the warehouse to be the unique selling point as it goes head-to-head with the CME’s 21-month old bitcoin futures.

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