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Jeff Bernacchi – Open Outcry Traders History Project

Jeff Bernacchi – Open Outcry Traders History Project

MarketsWiki Education's Open Outcry Traders History ProjectJeff Bernacchi fell in love with futures trading on a trip to the exchange with his microeconomics class. He also recorded the best results in the class for paper trading. During college he was...

Donnie Roberts – Open Outcry Traders History Project

Donnie Roberts – Open Outcry Traders History Project

MarketsWiki Education's Open Outcry Traders History ProjectDonnie Roberts came to Chicago after graduating from graduate school with a love of futures and options trading. He chose Chicago over New York and London. He came to the visitor center of the...

A Swiss-Army API: Rival Systems’ Rob D’Arco at FIA Expo 2019

A Swiss-Army API: Rival Systems’ Rob D’Arco at FIA Expo 2019

How do you build a platform that provides all the data a trading firm could want, while keeping it as stable and accessible as possible? Rob D’Arco joined us at FIA Expo 2019 in late October to explain how Rival Systems tries to keep up with the needs of clients trading in an increasingly complex global market.

How to Keep a Close Eye on the Markets

How to Keep a Close Eye on the Markets

Travis Schwab of Eventus Systems discusses the complex task of developing software to help fight market manipulation, while also maintaining the flexibility to meet the varying needs of a broad range of customers. Turns out it helps to have former employees from the types of firms that use these products working under the hood.

Gary Sagui – Open Outcry Traders History Project

Gary Sagui – Open Outcry Traders History Project

Gary Sagui started his career at Harris Bank in the foreign exchange, then moved to New York for a bond trading job at firm that later failed. However, a chance meeting at a cocktail party for the failed firm and Paine Webber, which took over his firm, introduced him to Bill Dudley.

FIA Expo Day Two: Alternatives to LIBOR

FIA Expo Day Two: Alternatives to LIBOR

Transitions, disruptions and outright change are not new to the futures and options industry, but at this year’s FIA Expo, those themes seemed to loom especially large. One of the biggest changes the industry is facing is the transition from LIBOR to other...

Justice for Jitesh: Special Sauce is Never Shared

Justice for Jitesh: Special Sauce is Never Shared

I worked with traders and systems developers for many years when I was a futures broker. During the time I worked with them, they never shared with me their “special sauce,” the intellectual property that made their trading systems tick. There...

CFTC, Chairman Skate Away From Testifying About Kraft

CFTC, Chairman Skate Away From Testifying About Kraft

In a win for the CFTC, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals let the CFTC’s Commissioners breathe a bit more freely on Tuesday afternoon. The court ruled that the commissioners could not be required to provide testimony about their and the...

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