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.”
Andy Tan was interviewed by Robert Lothian of John Lothian News at the SGX Center in Singapore for the Open Outcry Traders History Project during FIA Asia Week 2023. Tan shared that he had been fascinated by finance from a young age. However, it was a visit to Singapore’s central business district, known as Raffles Place, that truly captured his attention.
Leonard Kok came from a humble background, with working parents, and thought he might be a policeman when he grew up. However, when he went into the Army for his national service, he read that the highest paid people were not doctors or lawyers, but traders.
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.
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.
The 98th Annual Mid-Winter Meeting of the Securities Traders Association of Chicago (“STAC”) opens at the Chicago Hilton on South Michigan Avenue on Wednesday, and John Lothian News interviewed STAC President Dan Romanelli in a curtain-raiser for the conference.
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.
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.
Bill Herder, region director of FIA Asia, sat down with Robert Lothian of John Lothian News at the FIA Asia Conference in Singapore to discuss the growing role of individual investors in the futures and derivatives markets and the impact of technology on this changing landscape.
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 (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.
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.
Matthias Rietig, Senior Officer & Chief Representative of Singapore Branch, OSE and TOCOM (Japan Exchange Group), recently sat down for an interview with Robert Lothian of John Lothian News during the FiA Asia conference. Rietig offered insights on JPX's latest...
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.
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.
First Read Hits & Takes John Lothian & JLN Staff Welcome to March. One of the market issues of the moment is bitcoin halving, an event that occurs approximately every four years whereby Bitcoin miners are rewarded half the amount they were previously rewarded for...
Observations & Insight Futures Discovery: Physical Delivery VS Cash Settlement JohnLothianNews.com Today, we're delving into the fundamental aspect of futures trading-the Settlement Showdown: Physical Delivery versus Cash Settlement. In the dynamic world of...