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Jim Downs – Open Outcry Traders History Project

Jim Downs – Open Outcry Traders History Project

Jim Downs learned about the CBOE from a personal finance class while an engineering student. He loved modeling the markets and found his way to the CBOE. After reading the Black-Scholes paper, he reverse engineered it in the Basic coding language on an Apple IIE.

Regulator Rumble

Regulator Rumble

This week on The Spread – Bakkt’s CEO heads to Washington, the VIX perks up for the first time since October, and regulators debate over who has jurisdiction over SPIKES futures trading on MGEX.

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Secured Overnight Financing Rate (SOFR)

Secured Overnight Financing Rate (SOFR)

In a Bloomberg opinion piece, the chair of the Alternative Reference Rates Committee, a public-private committee convened and sponsored by the Federal Reserve, recommends institutions stop using Libor as quickly as possible and move to SOFR.

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BlockFi

BlockFi

BlockFi, the cryptocurrency financial institution that lends U.S. dollars against bitcoin and other cryptocurrency collateral, has begun offering zero-fee trading on its own platform.

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Tony Saliba – Open Outcry Traders History Project

Tony Saliba – Open Outcry Traders History Project

MarketsWiki Education Open Outcry Traders History Project Tony Saliba was interviewed by John Lothian News for the MarketsWiki Education Open Outcry Traders History Project. Saliba is a trader, exchange member and financial industry technology and education executive...

The Weekend Update: November 18-22, 2019

The Weekend Update: November 18-22, 2019

JLN PRESS ROOM PICK OF THE WEEK Chicago trading titan Don Wilson says Libor’s obituaries are premature (Bloomberg)—Chicago trading legend Don Wilson suspects the scandal-tainted Libor interest-rate benchmark is going to stick around past its...

The Spread: The CEM Gets SA-CC’d

The Spread: The CEM Gets SA-CC’d

This week on The Spread: the CEM is succeeded by the SA-CCR after a final ruling by the Fed, the FDIC, and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (the other OCC); MIAX launches SPIKES futures

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...

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.

The Weekend Update: November 18-22, 2019

The Weekend Update: November 18-22, 2019

JLN PRESS ROOM PICK OF THE WEEK Chicago trading titan Don Wilson says Libor’s obituaries are premature (Bloomberg)—Chicago trading legend Don Wilson suspects the scandal-tainted Libor interest-rate benchmark is going to stick around past its...

The Spread: The CEM Gets SA-CC’d

The Spread: The CEM Gets SA-CC’d

This week on The Spread: the CEM is succeeded by the SA-CCR after a final ruling by the Fed, the FDIC, and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (the other OCC); MIAX launches SPIKES futures

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...

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.

The Weekend Update: November 11-15, 2019

The Weekend Update: November 11-15, 2019

JLN PRESS ROOM PICK OF THE WEEK Gary Sagui – Open Outcry Traders History Project Gary Sagui started his career at Harris Bank in foreign exchange, then moved to New York for a bond trading job at firm that later failed. However, a chance...

The Spread – For Cheddar or Worse

The Spread – For Cheddar or Worse

This week on The Spread: MIAX scores another legal win, Nasdaq raises fees to pay for upgrades they hope will give them a competitive edge, and the CME Group gets cheesy with new options and futures contracts.

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