Pat Kenny

What’s Up With the Next Gen of Traders?

What’s Up With the Next Gen of Traders?

The old way to learn the trading ropes - via open outcry pits - is nearly nonexistent. So where is the next generation of traders going to come from? What is going to attract interest and enable these newbies to enter the markets? In...

Trust and Transitions – Pat Kenny

“You never know who you might be sitting next to right now. It might be someone you run into 20 or 35 years from now and that might be the person that gives you the break you need.” In this video from MarketsWiki Education’s World of Opportunity event in Chicago, Pat...

Bürgenstock Revisited, Again

The SFOA Conference is in Survival Mode, But Has HopeThe SFOA’s Bürgenstock conference concluded Thursday without fanfare and without its CEO present. A sparsely attended lunch was the last event on the docket. SFOA CEO Daniel Day-Robinson was reportedly in the...

Boca Bits & Pieces, Wednesday, March 11, 2015

This is the 40th anniversary of the FIA Boca conference, and befitting such a nice round number, it was also the most highly attended ever, with somewhere around 1130 attendees. This year, pins were given out to those participants who had been attending the conference...

A Reflection on a Life, Its Influences and the Trading Floor

I learned recently a life-long friend was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.  My friend and former Wisconsin neighbor is older than me.  In fact, at one time he was my  babysitter.  As I learned yesterday the CME would shut down most of its futures trading pits, his...

The Most Interesting Man in the World

Traveling to Budapest for the Association of Futures Markets 15th annual conference was a fun experience for several reasons. On the top of the list was spending time with the most interesting man in the world. During the conference, on Thursday night, there was a...

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