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Small Exchange CEO Donnie Roberts Excited By First Year Of Trading

Small Exchange CEO Donnie Roberts Excited By First Year Of Trading

The Small Exchange did not get started when CEO Donnie Roberts wanted it to in 2020. Just as it was finally given regulatory approval, the pandemic hit in March of 2020. The exchange didn’t start until June 1st and when it did, the initial focus was on making sure all the systems worked properly. John Lothian News spoke to Roberts last week about the exchange’s first year of trading. 

Catching up with Sterling Trading Tech on “Unprecedented” Trading

Catching up with Sterling Trading Tech on “Unprecedented” Trading

Sterling Trading Tech is one of the firms in the eye of the storm for the rise of retail equity and option traders. John Lothian News caught up with their president and head of risk management to talk about how they fared and how they continue to deal with the influx of retail customers and resulting trading activity in 2020 and 2021.

Ram Vittal – John Lothian News Zoom Interview

Ram Vittal – John Lothian News Zoom Interview

In 2020, Ram Vittal was hired by Marex to be the CEO of the London-based firm’s North American operations. John Lothian interviewed Vittal for John Lothian News about his role at Marex. Vittal discusses Marex's retail and institutional strategies and where they fit in...

Chris Hehmeyer – Bitcoin, Bakkt and Beyond

Chris Hehmeyer – Bitcoin, Bakkt and Beyond

Hehmeyer Trading and Investments shut down its CTA and CPO and IB business at the end of the year, along with its Hehmeyer Cryptocurrency Index Fund. The market maker is now focused on cryptocurrencies, bitcoin in particular. Chris Hehmeyer told John Lothian News that...

Walt Lukken: FIA Moves Forward After Boca Cancellation

Walt Lukken: FIA Moves Forward After Boca Cancellation

After FIA Boca 2020 was cancelled because of the Coronavirus, JLN found some alternative ways to put together the video interviews we had scheduled. In this one, with Walt Lukken, we spoke via phone with Walt and the FIA taped their side of the interview in his...

The WILD Growth of Cathey Curley – Part One

The WILD Growth of Cathey Curley – Part One

Cathey Curley is the president of Women in Listed Derivatives (WILD). She sat down for an interview with John Lothian News to talk about the explosive growth WILD is experiencing and what they are doing with that success.

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AMC Stock-Price Surge: Veteran Options Trader on 3 Drivers of It

AMC Stock-Price Surge: Veteran Options Trader on 3 Drivers of It

Observations & Insight ****JJL: The CME Group has issued the following notice: "Amendments to and Delisting of Certain CME and CBOT Products in Connection with the Elimination of Most CME and All CBOT Open Outcry Trading Pits and Related Frequently Asked Questions...

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