In part two of the interview with Wolfgang Eholzer for The History of Financial Futures video series from John Lothian News and MarketsWiki Education, Eholzer explains where the names of Eurex’s trade matching engine and other technology came from. Eurex wanted a short name that could be easily copyrighted and easily reproduced for other products.
In 1997, Wolfgang Eholzer decided there were not enough students studying physics and mathematics in Germany to make a career in academia and that maybe finding a job would be a good thing. The question was where was there enough going on. That question led him to Deutsche Boerse, which was starting a new electronic derivatives exchange and hiring like mad. He has been there since.
Joe Corona’s Open Outcry Traders History Project story is a frank discussion of someone who stumbled into the markets as a temporary gig on his way to another career that never happened. Joe started a career in the markets after a friend of a friend helped him get a job as a runner at the Cboe in 1980 after he graduated from Northwestern University, and he never looked back.
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.
John Lothian News interviewed FIA Tech’s Head of Reference Data Andrew Castello at IDX in London about his role at the firm he joined in 2019.
Castello said he is focused on expanding the reference data business of FIA Tech by focusing on the pain points for FIA Tech customers. He was interviewed in the lounge area outside The Brewery, where FIA’s IDX was held.
Bruce Savage helped Walt Lukken host his first June IDX and was pleased to see so many people show up and participate. The head of FIA Europe, Savage was interviewed by John Lothian News outside The Brewery, where FIA’s IDX conference was being held.
Hitesh Mittal, the CEO and founder of BestEx Research, talked with JLN in a video interview over Zoom, reflecting on the recent comments by SEC Chairman Gary Gensler about promoting more competition in the market.
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.
Brian Hyndman wanted to be a stockbroker growing up and that is what he became, starting out by working for Waterhouse Securities. But his career would be driven by the innovations and new technologies adopted by the markets and he would play a central part.
Rich Counsell said that after walking by the CME in Chicago every day he became intrigued by what the CME did and why farmers like his father did not use its markets to hedge. Counsell had grown up on a beef farm in the southwest in the U.K. before leaving to become a trader in the City and a technology entrepreneur.
Joe Corona is a veteran trader who serves as the chief strategy officer of brokerage firm Matrix Executions. Corona spoke to JLN at the Options Conference in San Antonio, Texas for the JLN OIC Industry Leader video series. We also interviewed him for the Open Outcry...
JLN interviewed Craig Iseli of SpiderRock at the 2022 Options Conference in San Antonio, Texas. We asked Iseli how SpiderRock started and what his role is. Iseli started running the business side of the firm and his business partner George Papa ran the trading side. Today, Iseli is the chief operating officer and Papa is the CEO.
Hal Hansen, the longtime Cargill Investors Services president and a former chairman of the NFA board of directors, has passed away at the age of 85. Hansen was a Cargill executive for 40 years before retiring to Naples, Fla. I first met him in 1984 when he was a...