Nasdaq has been moving its markets to the cloud, and it recently announced GEMX had moved to its AWS cloud infrastructure. John Lothian News interviewed Nasdaq Executive Vice President Kevin Kennedy to discuss the launch of the latest Nasdaq market.
Nasdaq is making progress with its AWS markets conversion, Kennedy said, emphasizing how this move is modernizing markets through the incorporation of cutting-edge technology. He noted that the initial focus has been on hardware improvements.
At FIA EXPO 2023 in Chicago, John Lothian News caught up with Eventus CEO Travis Schwab to discuss the company’s latest developments and industry insights. Schwab shared the significance of extending Eventus’s relationship with Philip Capital, emphasizing the growth in the Asia-Pacific region and validating the strength of their partnership.
Schwab revealed that the new user interface (UI) of its Validus platform is gaining traction with clients. The platform, designed to streamline workflow, allows users to efficiently work through complex issues, investigate alerts, and remedy them with greater ease and speed. With the first clients already on board, Schwab said he anticipates this platform will significantly enhance scalability, performance, and usability.
This newsletter is about non-price oriented risks. Back when it started, the largest risk to the financial markets, including futures, options and securities trading, was the advent of electronic trading. Electronic trading was the runaway train that was going to run over everything and everyone in its way. It was a risk to everyone’s job, especially the people standing on trading floors conducting commerce the same way it had been for over 100 years.
At the FIA EXPO 2023 in Chicago, John Lothian News interviewed the minds behind Cumulus9: Founder & Managing Director Giuseppe Fiocco and Managing Director Rafik Mrabet. They shared how this financial technology startup is revolutionizing margin transparency and risk management for futures commission merchants (FCMs) and their clients.
At FIA Expo 2023, Pat Lunkes, the president of Parkway Consulting and a longtime human resources professional, moderated a roundtable discussion titled, “The Future of Work & Its Impact on the Industry in a Global Environment.”
CFTC Union Files Harassment Grievance Against Commissioner
NTEU, the National Treasury Employees Union, filed a complaint last week against CFTC Commissioner Caroline Pham alleging “intimidation, harassment, and abuse” in both public and private workplace settings.
This is only an initial filing and Commissioner Pham has yet to provide her side of the events.
In an exclusive video interview with John Lothian News, CQG CEO Ryan Moroney offered insights into the company’s strategic deal announced yesterday morning, when CQG said it has entered into an agreement for acquisition by a group of its senior executives.
Greg Ferrari, vice president, exchange business management at Nasdaq, was one of the presenters on a panel at FIA Expo 2023 called, “AI in Action: Use Cases in Derivatives.” He sat down with Sarah Rudolph of John Lothian News at Expo to talk about the panel and how Nasdaq is using AI, especially regarding options.
Jim Downs, the co-founder and CEO of Connamara Systems, was a trader who knew a lot about the markets and had a little bit of self-taught coding talent. So 25 years ago he moved from the trading floor to launching Connamara Systems to build trading applications for clients. John Lothian News interviewed Downs at the FIA EXPO 2023 in October about the evolution of the firm and how it was celebrating 25 years in business.
In a video interview at FIA EXPO 2023, John Lothian News sat down with Teo Floor, the CEO of CCP Global, to explain the organization’s recent strategic rebrand and to understand the evolving landscape of global clearinghouse operations.
First Read Hits & Takes John Lothian & JLN Staff Today is GivingTuesday. According to the official GivingTuesday website, "GivingTuesday was created in 2012 as a simple idea: a day that encourages people to do good." I encourage you to make a donation to your...
In this Options Discovery full interview, Asma Awass speaks with Jonthan Zaionz, a senior derivatives analyst at Cboe Global Markets who recently had his paper, “The Rise of SPX & 0DTE Options” published.
Observations & Insight Nasdaq's Kevin Kennedy Discusses GEMX Launch on AWS Cloud, Highlights Latency Improvements and Future Cloud Migration Plans JohnLothianNews.com Nasdaq has been moving its markets to the cloud, and it recently announced GEMX had moved to its...