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Wolfgang Eholzer: The History of Financial Futures, Part 2

Wolfgang Eholzer: The History of Financial Futures, Part 2

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.

Wolfgang Eholzer: The History of Financial Futures

Wolfgang Eholzer: The History of Financial Futures

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.

FIA Tech’s Andrew Castello Talks Reference Data, Symbology at IDX

FIA Tech’s Andrew Castello Talks Reference Data, Symbology at IDX

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.

LME’s Georgina Hallett Talks LME Passport, Responsible Sourcing and More in JLN IDX Interview

LME’s Georgina Hallett Talks LME Passport, Responsible Sourcing and More in JLN IDX Interview

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’s Path To Electronic Trading Began Early

Brian Hyndman’s Path To Electronic Trading Began Early

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.

Craig Iseli Talks SpiderRock History and Growth in JLN OIC 2022 Interview

Craig Iseli Talks SpiderRock History and Growth in JLN OIC 2022 Interview

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. 

Cboe’s Rob Hocking talks Nanos and new tools for the retail investor

Cboe’s Rob Hocking talks Nanos and new tools for the retail investor

Rob Hocking, senior vice president, head of derivatives strategy at Cboe Global Markets, met with John Lothian News at FIA Boca 2022 to discuss the explosive growth of retail investors and the launch of Nanos, a lower-stakes option that Cboe has created to open the world of options trading to a wider audience.

Things Are Looking Up for CloudMargin, CEO Says

Things Are Looking Up for CloudMargin, CEO Says

Stuart Connolly, the CEO of CloudMargin, told John Lothian News at FIA Boca 2022 that the company’s infrastructure has become even more critical because of events like the Ukraine war for moving collateral reliably as part of the whole collateral workflow. He said the company is growing with new clients and deals, retaining present clients and seeing growing acceptance of the cloud.

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Observations & Insight The FIA is seeking fintech startups for its annual fintech showcase, the Innovators Pavilion, at the Futures and Options Expo in Chicago November 14-15. All selected fintech startups will participate in a pitch competition and one will be...

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