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HKEX’s Wilfred Yiu Emphasizes Strategy to Connect China with Global Markets at FIA Futures Conference

HKEX’s Wilfred Yiu Emphasizes Strategy to Connect China with Global Markets at FIA Futures Conference

Hong Kong Exchange and Clearing Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Co-Head of Markets, Co-Chief Operating Officer and Member of Management Committee Wilfred Yiu said its strategy is how to connect China with the rest of the world, noting China accounts for more than 30% of the world’s growth. Yiu was interviewed by John Lothian News at the FIA International Futures Industry Conference in Boca Raton, FL as part of the JLN Industry Leader video series sponsored by Wedbush.

Catherine Clay, Global Head of Derivatives at Cboe Global Markets, Discusses Vision for Unified Derivatives Franchise

Catherine Clay, Global Head of Derivatives at Cboe Global Markets, Discusses Vision for Unified Derivatives Franchise

Catherine Clay, the global head of derivatives at Cboe Global Markets, recently shared insights into the strategic reorganization of the company’s derivatives operations in an interview with John Lothian News at FIA’s International Futures Industry Conference in Boca Raton, FL. This discussion was part of the JLN Industry Leader video series sponsored by Wedbush.

Cboe’s David Howson Talks Product Innovation and International Expansion at FIA Boca Conference

Cboe’s David Howson Talks Product Innovation and International Expansion at FIA Boca Conference

David Howson, Global President of Cboe Global Markets, spoke with John Lothian News in a video from FIA Boca 2024 as part of our Industry Leaders series sponsored by Wedbush. He shared Cboe’s global vision for 2024, saying the exchange is at an “inflection point” in its growth and is building out its global securities and derivatives network.  “Last year we migrated Australia and Japan on to Cboe’s uniform technology platform,” he said.

Open Outcry Traders History Project Podcast: From Trading Floors to Life’s Crossroads,  Tom Gould’s Journey Through Trading and Giving Back

Open Outcry Traders History Project Podcast: From Trading Floors to Life’s Crossroads, Tom Gould’s Journey Through Trading and Giving Back

In this podcast version of the Open Outcry Traders History Project video interview, Tom Gould reflects on his trading career and the life-changing experience of a heart attack that led him to give back to the community. Gould’s journey began unexpectedly when he took a summer job at the Chicago Board Options Exchange and then after a second summer received a call from his boss with an offer to forego law school and join the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE). His time on the trading floor had been eye-opening, filled with excitement and learning opportunities, so he took the job.

Reviving Birmingham-Southern: Dan Coleman’s Journey to Save a Struggling College

Reviving Birmingham-Southern: Dan Coleman’s Journey to Save a Struggling College

Dan Coleman left KCG after it was acquired by Virtu Financial and moved back to Birmingham, Alabama to contemplate his future. He reached out to a local college, Birmingham-Southern, whose board he once served on. Little did he know he would soon end up as its president. 

While waiting for the Virtu deal to close, Coleman called the college and asked what was going on there. This led to a conversation during which he was hired as a college professor teaching investments. He dove into the text book for the class and found it was the same one he had studied in 1993 when he was an undergraduate. Coleman sensed that some of his knowledge was out of date and decided to take a class in computer programming using Python, as well as one in mathematics. In the spring he took more Python and actuarial math, a subject he wishes he had studied earlier, he said. 

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