Jim Kharouf

Jim Kharouf Made a Strong Statement

FOW-JLN Event Showed His Impact on Program Jim Kharouf made a strong statement with his design, leadership and execution of the FOW-JLN Trading Chicago event on June 28th in collaboration with the FOW team and I hope the industry took notice. The event drew 210 people...

MarketsWiki Hits 100 Million Page View Mark

MarketsWiki crossed the 100 million page view mark yesterday. 100,000,000! Talk about big data! MarketsWiki is what transformed John J. Lothian & Company, Inc. into a real company with employees, culture and ambition. Before it launched, JJLCO was just me and a...

Phupinder Gill is Leaving the CME Group?

Phupinder Gill is Leaving the CME Group?

Phupinder Gill is retiring at the end of the year, the CME announced. That is the cover story. What the real story is will be more difficult to discover, but this much is clear, this was not the plan. When I interviewed Gill at a...

What Just Happened?

What Just Happened?

  It was after midnight and the realization that Donald Trump is going to be president of the United States stunned, saddened and angered me. This is what our great country has descended to - a nation of angry white people who...

It Ain’t Broke, but We Fixed it Anyway: A Letter to the Editor

Dear Sirs,Last week in this column, Jim Kharouf, one of my friends in the industry, referred to the “broken” FCM model. Having had a front row seat to the travails of operating an FCM over the past 10 years, I take exception to the word “broken.” While the FCM model...

Decisive Role: China making major moves on its economy

China always is on the financial market radar. It is also on the radar screen of economist David Hale, chairman of David Hale Global Economics, who just finished a report on China called “China’s New Dream.” (It can be found here in a PDF.) What is notable to Hale is...

How long has this been going on?

I’ve known Russ Wasendorf, Sr. since early in my days covering the futures markets back in 1996. He was one of my sources, a key industry professional to speak with about all types of industry issues, trends, innovations and so on. He was often outspoken, sometimes...

Charlotte Crosswell Talks About The New NASDAQ OMX NLX

The interest rate market will get some more competition at the end of the year with the launch of the NASDAQ OMX NLX futures exchange. JLN editor-in-chief Jim Kharouf spoke with exchange CEO Charlotte Crosswell, at IDX 2012 in London, about the new exchange's move...

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