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Vermiculus Chairman Nils-Robert Persson on launching during a pandemic and structuring his company for growth

Vermiculus Chairman Nils-Robert Persson on launching during a pandemic and structuring his company for growth

Nils-Robert Persson, chairman of the board of Vermiculus Financial Technology, had no intention of starting a new company after leaving Cinnober in 2019. What happened is he was asked and he couldn’t refuse. “When some of the best people you have ever worked with, and some of the customers you’re extremely proud of working with, come and ask you to start – it’s easy to start again,” Persson told John Lothian News at FIA Boca 2022.

Pat Kenny, “the most interesting man,” in interesting times

Pat Kenny, “the most interesting man,” in interesting times

John Lothian News caught up with Pat Kenny, “the most interesting man in the world” according to John Lothian, at the FIA Boca 2022 conference in Boca Raton in March. Kenny is SVP of client relations for CQG, and he talked about CQG One, the company’s newest charting and analytics platform geared toward professional traders, and the effects of the covid pandemic on CQG’s business and on the industry.

Terrence A. Duffy

Terrence A. Duffy

CME Group Chairman and CEO Terrence Duffy testified before Congress Thursday to protest a proposal by FTX to allow customers to buy leveraged crypto derivatives around the clock. He said such a move could be "catastrophic" for the economy and investors.

FIA Tech Talks about Driving Standardization, Improving Collaboration as Keys to Improved Industry Efficiencies

FIA Tech Talks about Driving Standardization, Improving Collaboration as Keys to Improved Industry Efficiencies

JLN interviewed FIA Tech President and CEO Nick Solinger and Head of Strategy Mark Davis at FIA Boca 2022 for the JLN Industry Leader video series. 

FIA Tech spent time in 2020 focused on improving collaboration and bridging gaps amid an unprecedented time in the markets. Then in 2021 it raised a sizable amount of cash based on the role it  played in 2020.  

Catherine Clay on How Cboe Global Markets is a Different Company Now at Boca 2022

Catherine Clay on How Cboe Global Markets is a Different Company Now at Boca 2022

Cboe Global Markets is a very different company today than it was the last time people gathered together at FIA Boca, said Catherine Clay, the company’s executive vice president, global head of data and access solutions. Cboe has made a number of strategic fintech acquisitions in recent years, acquiring Hanweck Associates, a real-time risk analytics company, FT Options, a portfolio management platform, and TradeAlert, a distributor of market intelligence, in 2020, and acquiring the Canadian fintech company NEO and the digital asset spot market ErisX in 2021. 

Citadel Securities’ Troy Kane discusses the growth of retail trading, Citadel’s wade into Crypto, and its growth in Asian markets

Citadel Securities’ Troy Kane discusses the growth of retail trading, Citadel’s wade into Crypto, and its growth in Asian markets

Troy Kane got his start when he was 14 years old working on the trading floors of the Chicago Board of Trade for his mother’s company and clerking for locals. “My first job was to collect the trading cards every 15 minutes and tally up positions,” Kane said. “So if you were wrong, you were usually fired that day, so you better not be wrong. I did that every summer in high school and learned the business from the ground up.”

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Griffin’s Citadel Nears Tipping Point on Chicago Exit Over Crime

Griffin’s Citadel Nears Tipping Point on Chicago Exit Over Crime

First Read Hits & Takes John Lothian & JLN Staff I have a great story to share. Last night my wife and I attended the Metals dinner, a fundraiser for the Pathway to Adventure Council (PTAC) of the Boy Scouts of America. The flag ceremony included two brothers;...

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Wall Street stocks steady after heaviest sell-off since 2020

Observations & Insight FIA's International Derivatives Expo is returning to The Brewery in London this coming 6-8 June. Standing still is not an option in today's evolving cleared derivatives environment. Without adapting to new products, processes, technologies...

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