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Reviving Birmingham-Southern: Dan Coleman’s Journey to Save a Struggling College

Reviving Birmingham-Southern: Dan Coleman’s Journey to Save a Struggling College

Dan Coleman left KCG after it was acquired by Virtu Financial and moved back to Birmingham, Alabama to contemplate his future. He reached out to a local college, Birmingham-Southern, whose board he once served on. Little did he know he would soon end up as its president. 

While waiting for the Virtu deal to close, Coleman called the college and asked what was going on there. This led to a conversation during which he was hired as a college professor teaching investments. He dove into the text book for the class and found it was the same one he had studied in 1993 when he was an undergraduate. Coleman sensed that some of his knowledge was out of date and decided to take a class in computer programming using Python, as well as one in mathematics. In the spring he took more Python and actuarial math, a subject he wishes he had studied earlier, he said. 

Bryan Harkins, Co-Founder of Rides FAR, Announces Chicago Ride in JLN Video on Fundraising for Autism Research

Bryan Harkins, Co-Founder of Rides FAR, Announces Chicago Ride in JLN Video on Fundraising for Autism Research

In a recent video interview with John Lothian News, Bryan Harkins, co-founder of Wall Street Rides FAR, discussed the journey and impact of the fundraising event for the Autism Science Foundation (ASF). During the interview, Harkins announced that the Rides FAR event would expand to Chicago next year and that the organization has been renamed to Rides FAR to represent its multi-city nature. 

Harkins, who recently left Trumid, shared the personal connection that initially drew him and his wife to the Autism Science Foundation and described his journey of becoming involved with ASF and the sense of purpose it brought to his life.

FIA EXPO 2023 to Spotlight Artificial Intelligence

FIA EXPO 2023 to Spotlight Artificial Intelligence

Walt Lukken, President & CEO of FIA (Futures Industry Association), revealed that artificial intelligence (AI) will take center stage at this year’s EXPO 2023 in an exclusive interview with John Lothian News. The Innovator’s Pavilion will showcase companies offering AI solutions aimed at enhancing market efficiency and functionality. Additionally, AI will be a prominent theme in panel discussions during the event.

Lukken highlighted the overwhelming interest in AI, stating that it was the most sought-after topic among queries sent to the EXPO steering committee before the event.

This year’s EXPO will commence on a Monday, a departure from previous years, with keynote speaker Jon Meacham addressing the audience. Meacham’s speech will delve into how history may assess the leadership qualities of today’s U.S. leaders, as Lukken explained.

Tom Hutchinson – Open Outcry Traders History Project – Part One

Tom Hutchinson – Open Outcry Traders History Project – Part One

Tom Hutchinson is the founder of Belvedere Trading. He is a former floor trader who sat for an interview with John Lothian News for the Open Outcry Traders History Project.

Hutchinson wanted to be a professional athlete, but as he got older he decided he wanted to become an engineer. He liked that there was a right or wrong answer in engineering.

Walt Lukken Reflects on FIA IDX 2023 and the Good That FIA and Its Members Do

Walt Lukken Reflects on FIA IDX 2023 and the Good That FIA and Its Members Do

FIA CEO and President Walt Lukken was interviewed by JLN Correspondent Julie Ros at the FIA International Derivatives Week (IDX) in London recently about the conference and related topics.

Lukken spoke about what stood out at the conference, what interesting takeaways on regulations he heard and what the most important topic was.

WH Trading Spawned a Social Justice Phenomenon in My Hood, My Block, My City

WH Trading Spawned a Social Justice Phenomenon in My Hood, My Block, My City

At a recent meeting of the social justice committee at my church, St. Peter’s UCC in Elmhurst, IL, I was asked to look into the organization My Hood, My Block, My City. While perusing the organization’s website I noted the board chairman listed at the time was Will Hobert of principal trading group WH Trading.

I did not know Hobert, but knew of him and WH Trading, so I figured he was my in to learn more about M3, as the organization is called. After connecting with Hobert, I asked if he would do an interview; he suggested a joint interview with him and Jahmal Cole, the founder of M3.

Tom Greene Celebrates 50 Years on Wall Street at NYSE

Tom Greene Celebrates 50 Years on Wall Street at NYSE

Head of NYSE Trading Floors Worked His Way from Runner to Head of Cotton Exchange and On to NYSE Trading Floor Head

Tom Greene wanted to be a civil servant, perhaps a fireman, when he was growing up. However, despite his best efforts, the jobs went to returning VietNam veterans. So he chose a vocation working with electricity, but that did not get him too far. Eventually, a cousin on Wall Street suggested he come down to Wall Street. And so began a career that has spawned 50 years, from his days as a runner on the New York Cotton Exchange to his role of Senior Vice President at the New York Stock Exchange today.

Wall Street Starts Calling Time on ESG Labels After Backlash

Wall Street Starts Calling Time on ESG Labels After Backlash

First Read Hits & Takes John Lothian & JLN Staff Miami International Holdings, Inc. (MIH) announced that the SEC has approved MIAX Sapphire LLC's application to become a national securities exchange. MIAX Sapphire, MIH's fourth national securities exchange for...

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Observations & Insight Miami International Holdings, Inc. (MIH) announced that the SEC has approved MIAX Sapphire LLC's application to become a national securities exchange. MIAX Sapphire, MIH's fourth national securities exchange for U.S. multi-listed options,...

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