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Apex Chief Commercial Officer Connor Coughlin Talks Trading Trends and Fintech Brokerage “Plumbing”

Apex Chief Commercial Officer Connor Coughlin Talks Trading Trends and Fintech Brokerage “Plumbing”

Connor Coughlin, the chief commercial officer at Apex Fintech Solutions, said the company calls itself “the fintech for fintechs.”   “We are the pipes and plumbing behind the fintech brokerage industry,” he said.  He spoke with John Lothian News recently about the trading differences between generations, investor behavior during the recession, and Apex’s expansion into fixed income and alternative brokerage.

RELATIVE VALUE FRAMEWORK FOR ANALYZING VOLATILITY; MAT CASHMAN, EXPERIENCED TRADER & PRINCIPAL OF INVESTOR EDUCATION AT OCC, EXPLAINS THIS & MORE IN PART 2 OF THIS OPTIONS DISCOVERY FULL INTERVIEW

RELATIVE VALUE FRAMEWORK FOR ANALYZING VOLATILITY; MAT CASHMAN, EXPERIENCED TRADER & PRINCIPAL OF INVESTOR EDUCATION AT OCC, EXPLAINS THIS & MORE IN PART 2 OF THIS OPTIONS DISCOVERY FULL INTERVIEW

In part 2 of this Options Discovery full interview, JLN’s Alex Teng continues the conversation with Mat Cashman, principal of investor education at OCC®, to discuss the relative value framework for analyzing volatility, advice for starting a career in options, and The Options Industry CouncilSM (OIC®) free online tools.

Options Discovery

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World Federation of Exchanges

World Federation of Exchanges

The World Federation of Exchanges (WFE) announced its industry-wide WFE Green Equity Principles, the first global framework for designating stocks and shares as green, "thereby countering greenwashing."

Exchanges Globally Agree Framework for Green Equities

First Read Hits & Takes John Lothian & JLN Staff The CME Group is holding a WTI Futures Trading Challenge from March 26 to 31 to commemorate 40 years of the most liquid oil futures benchmark contract. You get to practice trading WTI in a risk-free environment...

One Trader Defies ECB With Bet Rates Back at Zero Within a Year

Observations & Insight Lead Stories One Trader Defies ECB With Bet Rates Back at Zero Within a Year James Hirai - Bloomberg One trader is defying the European Central Bank's tough talk on inflation by betting that interest rates will be back at zero by this time...

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Marex North America CEO Ram Vittal Talks About Geopolitical Events, Market Disruptions and its ED&F Man Acquisition at FIA Expo 2022

Marex North America CEO Ram Vittal Talks About Geopolitical Events, Market Disruptions and its ED&F Man Acquisition at FIA Expo 2022

Ram Vittal, CEO of Marex North America, was on a panel at FIA Expo 2022 about recent geopolitical events and their effect on the markets. John Lothian News spoke with him following the panel, and he talked about market disruptions, the threat of nuclear war, and Marex’s October acquisition of ED&F Man Capital Markets Limited’s UK business.

William Knottenbelt – The History of Financial Futures – Part Two

William Knottenbelt – The History of Financial Futures – Part Two

William Knottenbelt was interviewed by John Lothian for The History of Financial Futures video series at the FIA EXPO 2022 as he was preparing to leave the CME Group. He joined the CME Group in 2008 after being approached by then CME Executive Bryan Durkin while Knottenbelt was the head of global futures for the Royal Bank of Scotland, which had been taken over by the U.K. government during the financial crisis that year.

Investment in VettaFi Sets Up TMX to Grow Information Business in Canada and Globally

Investment in VettaFi Sets Up TMX to Grow Information Business in Canada and Globally

TMX Group recently invested in VettaFi, what it described as “a US-based, privately owned data, analytics, indexing, digital distribution, and thought leadership company” and TMX Chief Operating Officer Jay Rajarathinam spoke with JLN about the investment and other happenings going on at the exchange group.

Rajarathinam said TMX was seeking to expand into more information businesses and cited the acquisition of Wall Street Horizon as an example. Wall Street Horizon is a provider of global market-moving action and global corporate event data.

William Knottenbelt – The History of Financial Futures – Part One

William Knottenbelt – The History of Financial Futures – Part One

William Knottenbelt said he likes to call himself a third generation commodity trader. Both his father and grandfather were commodities traders and had their own firms in Indonesia. Despite that background, Knottenbelt said he thought he wanted to be an accountant.

That thought did not last long after he secured a job at a commodity firm and realized he wanted to be on the trading side. Czarnikow offered him a job in London, but Knottenbelt wanted to work in France, so he was sent to its French subsidiary.

Marex’s Guy Wolf talks about ESG and carbon markets at FIA Expo 2022

Marex’s Guy Wolf talks about ESG and carbon markets at FIA Expo 2022

Dr. Guy Wolf, Global Head of Market Analytics at Marex, spoke with John Lothian News at FIA Expo 2022 about ESG – particularly the environmental part.  He said Marex is looking to be carbon neutral this year and has invested in a mangrove restoration and reforestation project in Indonesia to offset its own footprint.  Becoming carbon neutral is also critical for the company’s clients, who are heavily involved in commodities. 

Gilbert Leistner – Open Outcry Traders History Project – Part Three

Gilbert Leistner – Open Outcry Traders History Project – Part Three

In part three of his interview with John Lothian News for the Open Outcry Traders History Project, veteran trader and educator Gilbert Leistner says the only thing he saw in his years of trading that spontaneously stopped trading was the Challenger space shuttle blowing up. The floor went silent for 30 seconds and it was two minutes before he heard his first tasteless joke, he said.

Marex North America CEO Ram Vittal Talks About Geopolitical Events, Market Disruptions and its ED&F Man Acquisition at FIA Expo 2022

Marex North America CEO Ram Vittal Talks About Geopolitical Events, Market Disruptions and its ED&F Man Acquisition at FIA Expo 2022

Ram Vittal, CEO of Marex North America, was on a panel at FIA Expo 2022 about recent geopolitical events and their effect on the markets. John Lothian News spoke with him following the panel, and he talked about market disruptions, the threat of nuclear war, and Marex’s October acquisition of ED&F Man Capital Markets Limited’s UK business.

William Knottenbelt – The History of Financial Futures – Part Two

William Knottenbelt – The History of Financial Futures – Part Two

William Knottenbelt was interviewed by John Lothian for The History of Financial Futures video series at the FIA EXPO 2022 as he was preparing to leave the CME Group. He joined the CME Group in 2008 after being approached by then CME Executive Bryan Durkin while Knottenbelt was the head of global futures for the Royal Bank of Scotland, which had been taken over by the U.K. government during the financial crisis that year.

Investment in VettaFi Sets Up TMX to Grow Information Business in Canada and Globally

Investment in VettaFi Sets Up TMX to Grow Information Business in Canada and Globally

TMX Group recently invested in VettaFi, what it described as “a US-based, privately owned data, analytics, indexing, digital distribution, and thought leadership company” and TMX Chief Operating Officer Jay Rajarathinam spoke with JLN about the investment and other happenings going on at the exchange group.

Rajarathinam said TMX was seeking to expand into more information businesses and cited the acquisition of Wall Street Horizon as an example. Wall Street Horizon is a provider of global market-moving action and global corporate event data.

William Knottenbelt – The History of Financial Futures – Part One

William Knottenbelt – The History of Financial Futures – Part One

William Knottenbelt said he likes to call himself a third generation commodity trader. Both his father and grandfather were commodities traders and had their own firms in Indonesia. Despite that background, Knottenbelt said he thought he wanted to be an accountant.

That thought did not last long after he secured a job at a commodity firm and realized he wanted to be on the trading side. Czarnikow offered him a job in London, but Knottenbelt wanted to work in France, so he was sent to its French subsidiary.

Marex’s Guy Wolf talks about ESG and carbon markets at FIA Expo 2022

Marex’s Guy Wolf talks about ESG and carbon markets at FIA Expo 2022

Dr. Guy Wolf, Global Head of Market Analytics at Marex, spoke with John Lothian News at FIA Expo 2022 about ESG – particularly the environmental part.  He said Marex is looking to be carbon neutral this year and has invested in a mangrove restoration and reforestation project in Indonesia to offset its own footprint.  Becoming carbon neutral is also critical for the company’s clients, who are heavily involved in commodities. 

Gilbert Leistner – Open Outcry Traders History Project – Part Three

Gilbert Leistner – Open Outcry Traders History Project – Part Three

In part three of his interview with John Lothian News for the Open Outcry Traders History Project, veteran trader and educator Gilbert Leistner says the only thing he saw in his years of trading that spontaneously stopped trading was the Challenger space shuttle blowing up. The floor went silent for 30 seconds and it was two minutes before he heard his first tasteless joke, he said.

Eden Global’s David Nealis Talks About Opportunities in Vietnam at FIA Expo 2022

Eden Global’s David Nealis Talks About Opportunities in Vietnam at FIA Expo 2022

David Nealis, president of Eden Global Capital, sat down with John Lothian News for a video interview at FIA Boca 2022. Eden Global, a private investment firm based in the British Virgin Islands, is currently focused on the Vietnamese market, Nealis said. 

“Vietnam will have about 8% GDP growth this year,” he said. “It reminds me of China 25 years ago.”

Gilbert Leistner – Open Outcry Traders History Project Interview – Part One

Gilbert Leistner – Open Outcry Traders History Project Interview – Part One

Veteran Options Trader Shares Stories from New York to Chicago and Around the World

Gilbert Leistner is a good storyteller and he shared many stories during an interview for the Open Outcry Traders History Project that JLN has broken into three parts. The stories are about his difficulties with the feudal specialist system at the AMEX, coming to Chicago and trading on all three Chicago exchanges, dragons and princes, trading models that don’t work, and figuring out one that changed the way futures options trade. 

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