Industry Leaders Series

Cboe’s Rob Hocking talks Nanos and new tools for the retail investor

Cboe’s Rob Hocking talks Nanos and new tools for the retail investor

Rob Hocking, senior vice president, head of derivatives strategy at Cboe Global Markets, met with John Lothian News at FIA Boca 2022 to discuss the explosive growth of retail investors and the launch of Nanos, a lower-stakes option that Cboe has created to open the world of options trading to a wider audience.

Robbert Booij of ABN AMRO Clearing Reflects on Ukraine Impact, UK Consultation, ESG in FIA Boca 2022 Interview

Robbert Booij of ABN AMRO Clearing Reflects on Ukraine Impact, UK Consultation, ESG in FIA Boca 2022 Interview

Robbert Booij, CEO of the European region for ABN AMRO Clearing Bank N.V., told JLN at FIA Boca 2022 that the firm’s lack of proprietary trading and focus on clearing clients’ trading, along with their real time risk management model, allowed them to focus on the tremendous volatility brought on by Russia’s Ukraine invasion and to escape without any direct exposure.

Things Are Looking Up for CloudMargin, CEO Says

Things Are Looking Up for CloudMargin, CEO Says

Stuart Connolly, the CEO of CloudMargin, told John Lothian News at FIA Boca 2022 that the company’s infrastructure has become even more critical because of events like the Ukraine war for moving collateral reliably as part of the whole collateral workflow. He said the company is growing with new clients and deals, retaining present clients and seeing growing acceptance of the cloud.

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.

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.  

TMX Group’s Luc Fortin discusses customers’ rush to the yield curve and leading by example in ESG

TMX Group’s Luc Fortin discusses customers’ rush to the yield curve and leading by example in ESG

Luc Fortin, president and chief executive officer of Montréal Exchange and global head of trading at TMX Group, sees the launch of extended hours at TMX last year as an important step in the exchange’s globalization. “We had our hours in Europe where we were seeing more and more demand as we saw growing pools of capital requiring liquidity and Canadian derivatives over the Asian hours,” Fortin said. “So when we launched this in the fall, obviously, we’ve seen a very good uptake to it, particularly around all the crazy volatility that we’ve seen since the beginning of this year.”

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