Industry Leaders Series

CQG Leadership Addresses the State of the Second Half and Industry Trends at FIA EXPO

CQG Leadership Addresses the State of the Second Half and Industry Trends at FIA EXPO

John Lothian News conducted an exclusive video interview at the FIA’s EXPO in Chicago with CQG President Ryan Moroney and Senior Vice President Pat Kenny. The interview delved into the current state of CQG and explored industry trends, shedding light on the company’s strategic direction.

As the discussion began, Moroney and Kenny addressed the performance of the second half of the year for CQG. Kenny said, “Everything has been a little higher, higher, higher, over the last two or three years.”

“The second half looks great. I think it just leads to next year and what might happen next year for CQG to be even better,” Kenny said. 

Vermiculus CEO Nils-Robert Persson Discusses Company’s Current State in FIA EXPO Interview

Vermiculus CEO Nils-Robert Persson Discusses Company’s Current State in FIA EXPO Interview

In an exclusive interview with John Lothian News at the FIA’s EXPO at the Sheraton Grand Riverwalk hotel in Chicago, Vermiculus CEO Nils-Robert Persson provided insights into the company’s current state and direction.

Persson discussed Vermiculus’ ongoing projects and completed deals, highlighting the company’s ability to serve clients with microservices and customized solutions. 

The conversation also touched upon Vermiculus’ pre-pandemic origins, underscoring its advantageous position during the pandemic, as remote technology discussions by video conference became the norm, saving time and travel costs.

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.

Matrix Executions COO Allen Greenberg on options trends, 24-hour trading, and how Tony Saliba got the band back together

Matrix Executions COO Allen Greenberg on options trends, 24-hour trading, and how Tony Saliba got the band back together

JLN talked to Allen Greenberg, the COO of Matrix Executions, at the OIC Conference in Nashville in April. 

Matrix Executions, an agency broker-dealer, started in February of 2018, so it just turned 5.  It was formed by the old management team that ran Liquidpoint and then converted the options to Convergex after Dash took over Convergex, Greenberg said.  Tony Saliba, the company’s co-founder, “started making calls, saying, ‘Hey, we want this band back together if you’re interested,'” Greenberg added. So they put together a matrix and took the old ITG derivatives broker-dealer and combined the two.

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.

Lule Demmissie, U.S. CEO for eToro, to new users: frequent risks in smaller increments is a magic combination

Lule Demmissie, U.S. CEO for eToro, to new users: frequent risks in smaller increments is a magic combination

Lule Demmissie is the U.S. CEO of eToro, a global social trading platform with 32 million users in 100 countries.   Demmissie says: “Think of it as Twitter and then on top of it a trading system and then on top of that a place for people to practice.” Social engagement drives the platform. When users log in, they see a broad feed of user thoughts on the assets, markets and investing. As users navigate to each asset, they gain access to a unique feed that presents user posts related to that specific offering. People can trade crypto, stocks, ETFs and options, the latter made possible by eToro’s recent acquisition of Gatsby, a commission-free options trading app. Futures could be a possibility someday.  

Patomak Global’s Jill Sommers discusses lessons learned working in – and watching – the regulated markets

Patomak Global’s Jill Sommers discusses lessons learned working in – and watching – the regulated markets

JLN spoke with Jill Sommers, chair of the Derivatives Practice Group at Patomak Global Partners, at the OIC Conference in Nashville in April. Sommers, who served two consecutive terms as a CFTC commissioner from 2007 to 2013, discussed her work with Patomak and the evolution and sticking points for regulation in the crypto and rapidly evolving derivative markets.  

Bob Pickel at the ISDA AGM in Chicago – Podcast

Bob Pickel at the ISDA AGM in Chicago – Podcast

John Lothian News caught up to former ISDA CEO Bob Pickel at ISDA’s recent 37th Annual General Meeting in Chicago. Pickel is now consulting and sitting on boards during his post ISDA career, something that the Dodd-Frank Act was seemingly made for him for. JLN spoke to him about his career before ISDA and how he found his way to the organization and what he had done since he retired.

Quant Models Went Haywire as Chinese Stocks Crashed and Rallied

Quant Models Went Haywire as Chinese Stocks Crashed and Rallied

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