JLN interviewed Rob D’Arco, CEO of the software vendor Rival Systems, during the 2022 Options Conference in San Antonio, Texas, about the state of Rival and the industry. He was bullish on many of today’s retail traders making the leap to become professional traders in the future.
Greenwood Project Founder and Executive Director Bevon Joseph was interviewed by John Lothian News at the 2022 Options Conference in San Antonio, TX about the progress of the program and the success the young people in it are experiencing.
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.
John Lothian News spoke with Bruce Morris, the CEO of TABB Group, at FIA Boca 2022, about how things have changed since he joined TABB in 2018. TABB had a research content business, did consulting and put on events, and was “rocking…with no worries in the world,” Morris said.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Keith Todd, the CEO of Trading Technologies, spoke with John Lothian News at FIA Boca 2022, where TT made two important announcements. The first announcement was the KRM-22 risk suite TT added to its platform, which Todd said extends the platform's risk capability and...
Loh Boon Chye, the CEO of the Singapore Exchange (SGX), sat down with John Lothian News at FIA Boca 2022 to talk about SGX’s moves in the ESG space, its investment in Trading Technologies, its links with the Shenzhen Stock Exchange and the CME, and its growing ETF and FX business.
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.
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.”
JLN interviewed Arne Staal, the head of FTSE Russell, who was at his first FIA Boca conference and in the Miami, Florida area for the first time, about crypto markets (a hot topic in Boca and Miami) and other popular topics at the conference.
First Read Hits & Takes John Lothian & JLN Staff During a Fourth of July parade in the town where I was born, Highland Park, Illinois, a mass shooting incident left six people dead and 31 more injured as a single shooter on the roof of a nearby building...
Today John Lothian News is kicking off a new segment of The Spread called Options Discovery, hosted by Alex Teng. In this series viewers will learn the ins and outs of options along with Alex. He will take viewers through a wide variety of topics in the options industry, aided by interviews with experts and his own research.
Observations & Insight Options Discovery - Intro to risk with Tony McCormick JohnLothianNews.com This week's episode of Options Discovery discusses risk and what it means in the world of options. Alex Teng sits down with Tony McCormick, the CEO of BOX Exchange -...