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Rama Pillai’s Path to Electronic Trading Showed He is a Good Student

Rama Pillai’s Path to Electronic Trading Showed He is a Good Student

Rama Pillai enjoyed being a student and earned three separate degrees before deciding to come to Singapore to accept a position with SIMEX in 1991. Studying the floor-to-screen migration of other exchanges and spearheading a proactive migration plan for SGX showed that Pillai was a good student.

The seven-year-old SIMEX made Pillai employee number 118 when he joined a three-person sales team that also handled marketing and business development. Reflecting on this experience, he remarked, “It was just the three of us covering the world.”

From Open Outcry to Electronic Evolution: Insights from Marcus Goi, CEO of Orient Futures International

From Open Outcry to Electronic Evolution: Insights from Marcus Goi, CEO of Orient Futures International

n an Open Outcry Traders History Project interview conducted in Singapore during the FIA ASIA week, Marcus Goi, managing director and CEO of Orient Futures International, shared his career journey and insights into the evolution of electronic trading. The interview took place at SGX’s offices, with Robert Lothian from John Lothian News conducting the interview.

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.

Scott Shellady Open Outcry Traders History Project Full Podcast

Scott Shellady Open Outcry Traders History Project Full Podcast

Scott Shellady, known as the “Cow Guy,” discussed his journey from playing football at the University of Colorado to becoming a successful trader and market commentator with John Lothian News in an Open Outcry Trader History Project Interview. He encountered a roadblock in his initial attempt to pursue a degree in finance, so he started out studying art. He was later able to switch to finance as he experienced success in football. He was reluctant at first to follow in his father’s footsteps to the Chicago Board of Trade, but eventually he decided to explore his father’s world of trading at the CBOT.

Scott Shellady – Open Outcry Traders History Project – Part Two

Scott Shellady – Open Outcry Traders History Project – Part Two

In part two of his Open Outcry Traders History Project Interview, Scott Shellady, known as the “Cow Guy,” shared his favorite trading memory, which was related to the British pound’s crisis in 1992. He recalled the intense volatility in the markets during that period and the lasting impression it left on him.

General Counsel Allison Lurton Reflects on the Impact of Technology on the Futures Industry Workforce at FIA Asia Conference

General Counsel Allison Lurton Reflects on the Impact of Technology on the Futures Industry Workforce at FIA Asia Conference

At the FIA Asia Conference held in Singapore, Allison Lurton, general counsel and chief legal officer at FIA, shared her insights on the evolving landscape of the futures industry workforce in the face of advancing technology. The interview, conducted by Robert Lothian of John Lothian News, looked into crucial topics regarding automation, job displacement, and the role of human intelligence in a technology-driven world.

Trading Technologies Executive Alice Pocklington Discusses APAC Expansion and Growth Prospects at FIA Asia 2023

Trading Technologies Executive Alice Pocklington Discusses APAC Expansion and Growth Prospects at FIA Asia 2023

Trading Technologies (TT) Executive Vice President for Asia Pacific, Alice Pocklington, recently sat down for an interview with John Lothian News during FIA Asia 2023. Pocklington, who has resided in Singapore for the past 12 years, discussed her background and her role in overseeing and unifying the Asian region within TT’s leadership team.

“I was brought in to really oversee Asia and really unify the region and give a voice to Asia on the leadership team,” Pocklington said.

CQG’s Expansion Strategies and AI Focus Unveiled in FIA Asia 2023 Interview

CQG’s Expansion Strategies and AI Focus Unveiled in FIA Asia 2023 Interview

In a recent interview at FIA Asia 2023, Patrick Kenny and John Co of CQG shared insights into their company’s strategies and initiatives in the Asian markets in an interview with Robert Lothian of John Lothian News.

A top priority for CQG is establishing direct connectivity to major Asian exchanges, Kenny said. He emphasized the importance of Hong Kong Exchange & Clearing as one of the world’s prominent exchanges, saying it serves as a gateway for smaller exchanges in the region to engage with CQG’s services.

SGX CEO Loh Boon Chye Discusses Strategic Initiatives and Market Trends at FIA Asia Conference; Interviewed by JLN’s Robert Lothian

SGX CEO Loh Boon Chye Discusses Strategic Initiatives and Market Trends at FIA Asia Conference; Interviewed by JLN’s Robert Lothian

Loh Boon Chye, CEO of SGX, was interviewed by Robert Lothian of John Lothian News at the FIA Asia conference in Singapore and addressed several key topics driving growth at SGX. Boon Chye emphasized SGX’s strategy to invest in new mineral contracts, particularly in partnership with Indian businesses, as part of its commodities suite.

CQG Leadership Addresses the State of the Second Half and Industry Trends at FIA EXPO

CQG Leadership Addresses the State of the Second Half and Industry Trends at FIA EXPO

John Lothian News conducted an exclusive video interview at the FIA’s EXPO in Chicago with CQG President Ryan Moroney and Senior Vice President Pat Kenny. The interview delved into the current state of CQG and explored industry trends, shedding light on the company’s strategic direction.

As the discussion began, Moroney and Kenny addressed the performance of the second half of the year for CQG. Kenny said, “Everything has been a little higher, higher, higher, over the last two or three years.”

“The second half looks great. I think it just leads to next year and what might happen next year for CQG to be even better,” Kenny said. 

Hedge Funds Get Closer to Clearing Repo Trades Directly on Eurex

Hedge Funds Get Closer to Clearing Repo Trades Directly on Eurex

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