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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...

Machine Learning in the Back Office: Bikram Singh of EZOPS

Machine Learning in the Back Office: Bikram Singh of EZOPS

At FIA Expo 2019, Bikram Singh, the founder and CEO of EZOPS, talked with JLN about his company’s mission to apply machine learning in the post-trade process. Machine learning has been used in the front office for a while, but he says EZOPS uses it to maximize operational efficiencies to help the C-Suite minimize the time and resources spend dealing with reconciliation and managing data quality and correct “bad” data at its source.

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.

Back in Court with Bcause – Year End Report

Back in Court with Bcause – Year End Report

Wednesday was the last hearing scheduled for this year for the Bcause bankruptcy. The next court date is January 7 when the bankruptcy trustee’s disposition of Bcause’s remaining “asset,” the spot market, will be presented to the court. 

FIA EXPO – Another Perspective on Day Two

FIA EXPO – Another Perspective on Day Two

Day Two of EXPO provided enough time for at least three substantive and engaging sessions in its short format. On Friday, my colleague Suzanne Cosgrove reported on one of the conference’s last panels regarding replacements for the dysfunctional IBOR...

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...

FIA EXPO Day One Overview

FIA EXPO Day One Overview

FIA EXPO rolled into the Hilton on South Michigan Avenue Tuesday night as it does about this time every year. Ending midway through Thursday afternoon, it seems shorter this year, with fewer sessions, attendees and exhibitors.EXPO 2019 is...

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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