MarketsWiki Education

MarketsWiki Education: A World of Opportunity is our series of talks featuring top professionals from the financial industry, who provide 10 to 12 minute presentations to students, interns and first year professionals. The goal is simple – to attract and inform the next generation of professionals to the financial market space.
Futures Market Myths

Futures Market Myths

In this video from our MarketsWiki Education World of Opportunity event in Chicago, Donna Heidkamp, the executive director of RJO Futures, says the financial industry gives people the opportunity to be lifelong students, continuing to learn about the economy, politics, culture and many other topics. She also explores some of the myths about the futures markets, including that there is too much leverage in commodities, that you have to take delivery, and that nobody makes money in futures.
The Marriage of Money and Machines

The Marriage of Money and Machines

At MarketsWiki Education's World of Opportunity event in Chicago, Rumi Morales, entrepreneur and partner in Outlier Ventures, gave a brief history of trading and the technological changes that have swept the industry, ending with blockchain, which she said is "revolutionary" because no central counterparty is necessary. Blockchain, along with the Internet of Things and artificial intelligence, will lead to a "Convergence Ecosystem," she said.
Interviewing and Career Tips For Your Future

Interviewing and Career Tips For Your Future

In this video from our MarketsWiki Education World of Opportunity event in Chicago,  Robert Khoury, the CEO of Agile Rainmakers, a business development consultant and advisory firm, gives graduating students tips on job interviewing and careers, drawing from his 21 years in the financial industry. He learned a lot from his mistakes, and his practical suggestions are intended to empower those just starting out on a career in the financial industry or in any field.  
Managing risk with VIX

Managing risk with VIX

In this MarketsWiki Education video from our World of Opportunity event in Chicago, Rob Hocking, senior vice president, head of derivatives strategy at Cboe, explains what the VIX index is and how to manage risk using the VIX index and its related products, including VIX futures and options. In the complex options world, face to face negotiations between brokers and traders still take place, he says, and market makers still provide an important function.
Expect the Unexpected

Expect the Unexpected

In this video from MarketsWiki Education's World of Opportunity event in Chicago, ABN AMRO Clearing Chicago CFO Mike Nowak talks about rolling with the punches - from changing careers due to 9/11 to learning about derivatives on the fly on the trading floor.
The Human Element

The Human Element

In this video from MarketsWiki Education's World of Opportunity event in Chicago, Jason Manumaleuna, the CEO of the RCG division of Marex Spectron, talks about some of the false starts in his life and advises students to focus on soft skills such as public speaking and business writing in addition to academics, and to “be the most impactful person in the room” rather than the smartest.
The Power of “Money Talk”

The Power of “Money Talk”

In this video from MarketsWiki Education's World of Opportunity event in Chicago, Women’s Money Lab Co-Founder Nancy Kaplan emphasizes how crucial it is, in particular for women, to talk about money and to establish money goals. It has been shown that talking about debt and money is more difficult for people than talking about other typically taboo topics like drugs.
Don’t Short Yourself

Don’t Short Yourself

In this video from MarketsWiki Education’s World of Opportunity event in Chicago, Small Exchange CEO Donnie Roberts provides tips on how to avoid becoming the old timer at the end of the bar who laments what could, or should, have been. 

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