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 this podcast version of the Open Outcry Traders History Project video interview, Tom Gould reflects on his trading career and the life-changing experience of a heart attack that led him to give back to the community. Gould’s journey began unexpectedly when he took a summer job at the Chicago Board Options Exchange and then after a second summer received a call from his boss with an offer to forego law school and join the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE). His time on the trading floor had been eye-opening, filled with excitement and learning opportunities, so he took the job.
John Lothian News recently interviewed the recently retired Piper Sandler Managing Director Rich Repetto for the John Lothian Profiles video series. The interview coincided with Repetto’s recognition by the charity Tuesday’s Children. Repetto shared insights from his career journey in the financial industry, which started rather late. Repetto began work on a Wharton MBA at age 36 after graduating from West Point and serving in the U.S. Army as a helicopter pilot for five years. At Wharton he took every finance class he could to catch up, he said.
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.
Daniel Coleman’s path to success in the financial markets is a tale of a chance encounter that led him to a career he never anticipated. Born in Alabama, Coleman embarked on a journey that took him from the Ivy League halls of academia to the high-stakes world of trading in Philadelphia, Chicago and New York and back home in academia’s highest level.
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.
Prometheum founder Aaron Kaplan and Thomas Sullivan, a managing director at Societe Generale, recently discussed blockchain, crypto regulation, and special purpose broker dealers in a podcast interview with John Lothian of John Lothian News. They explored how blockchain technology is poised to enhance market efficiency by streamlining operations. Kaplan highlighted the inefficiencies in traditional Wall Street systems and stressed the advantages of instantaneous settlement and improved record-keeping that blockchain can offer.
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.
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.
Risk and compliance are more closely related than in the past, Alex Lamb told John Lothian News at FIA EXPO 2023 in a video interview in which he shared his perspective on the evolving interplay between risk management and compliance within financial institutions.
In a recent interview, John Lothian of John Lothian News spoke with Chris Childs, managing director, repository & derivatives services at DTCC, about the evolution of trade reporting and the prospects of Trade Reporting 2.0. The discussion touched upon the history of trade reporting, the importance of data standardization, and the challenges of sharing data across jurisdictions.
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.
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