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Derek Haworth of BornTec Emphasizes Data Integrity and Operational Resilience at FIA Conference

Derek Haworth of BornTec Emphasizes Data Integrity and Operational Resilience at FIA Conference

In an interview with John Lothian News at the FIA International Futures Industry Conference in Boca Raton, FL, Derek Haworth, the founder and CTO of BornTec, underscored the importance of data integrity and operational resilience for firms in the futures industry.

Haworth stressed that having “bulletproof data” is key, stating, “If you have data that is safe, 90% useful and enriched, you’ll be able to use that data in some context. Take that bar up to 100% and the data becomes infinitely more useful.”

JLN Podcast: Navigating Fintech’s Evolution: Liquiditybook’s Journey Through Technological Advances and Regulatory Shifts

JLN Podcast: Navigating Fintech’s Evolution: Liquiditybook’s Journey Through Technological Advances and Regulatory Shifts

The fintech landscape has seen a remarkable evolution over the past decades, marked by technological advancements and regulatory changes. That progress and those obstacles were opportunities for firms like LiquidityBook to automate workflows and establish itself as a dependable partner to a diverse group of market participants. John Lothian News interviewed Terrence Cheung, director of post trade product management, and Shawn Samuel, CTO of LiquidityBook, in this podcast about its history and how it is managing the quickly shifting technological and regulatory landscape.

MEMX Celebrates Five Years of Innovation and Growth in the Financial Exchange Market

MEMX Celebrates Five Years of Innovation and Growth in the Financial Exchange Market

As MEMX marks its fifth anniversary, CEO Jonathan Kellner reflected on the company’s significant strides in reshaping the financial exchange landscape through cutting-edge technology and a robust corporate culture in an interview at the FIA International Futures Industry Conference in Boca Raton, FL in March. Kellner spoke to John Lothian News for the JLN Industry Leader video series sponsored by Wedbush.

Eventus CEO Unveils Regulatory Challenges and Surveillance Trends at FIA Conference

Eventus CEO Unveils Regulatory Challenges and Surveillance Trends at FIA Conference

AI, the major theme of the FIA Boca conference, is a big theme in the world of trade surveillance, according to Travis Schwab, CEO of Eventus. “Applying those technologies to surveillance is becoming very commonplace,” he said. Schwab was interviewed at the FIA International Futures Industry Conference in Boca Raton, FL by John Lothian News as part of the JLN Industry Leader series sponsored by Wedbush.

BMLL CEO Paul Humphrey Talks Expansion & Quality Data in JLN Interview

BMLL CEO Paul Humphrey Talks Expansion & Quality Data in JLN Interview

BMLL is on a roll after an investment from Nasdaq and Factset allowed it to expand its content, hire more engineers to onboard the data and grow its go-to-market division, including expanding into the U.S.  John Lothian News interviewed BMLL Technologies CEO Paul Humphrey for the JLN Industry Leader series sponsored by Wedbush at the FIA International Futures Conference in Boca Raton, FL, where he discussed the complexities traders face when testing strategies across different asset classes. He also talked about BMLL’s post investment growth and highlighted the pivotal role of high-quality data in enhancing trading outcomes.

FIA Tech’s Andrew Castello catches us up on what’s new with FIA Tech’s data business, database network services and AI.

FIA Tech’s Andrew Castello catches us up on what’s new with FIA Tech’s data business, database network services and AI.

John Lothian interviewed Andrew Castello, vice president and head of client operations at FIA Tech, in a video for John Lothian News. Castello talked about what’s new at FIA Tech’s data business, including expanding its network, introducing contract specifications, and bringing in proprietary vendors. They have also been focusing on index futures and single stock futures.

From Open Outcry to Electronic Evolution: Insights from Marcus Goi, CEO of Orient Futures International

From Open Outcry to Electronic Evolution: Insights from Marcus Goi, CEO of Orient Futures International

n an Open Outcry Traders History Project interview conducted in Singapore during the FIA ASIA week, Marcus Goi, managing director and CEO of Orient Futures International, shared his career journey and insights into the evolution of electronic trading. The interview took place at SGX’s offices, with Robert Lothian from John Lothian News conducting the interview.

Rich Repetto Reflects on a Research Career Analyzing Electronic Trading

Rich Repetto Reflects on a Research Career Analyzing Electronic Trading

John Lothian News recently interviewed the recently retired Piper Sandler Managing Director Rich Repetto for the John Lothian Profiles video series. The interview coincided with Repetto’s recognition by the charity Tuesday’s Children. Repetto shared insights from his career journey in the financial industry, which started rather late. Repetto began work on a Wharton MBA at age 36 after graduating from West Point and serving in the U.S. Army as a helicopter pilot for five years. At Wharton he took every finance class he could to catch up, he said.

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. 

Andy Yemma – John Lothian Profiles, Part One

Andy Yemma – John Lothian Profiles, Part One

During an interview with John Lothian News as part of the John Lothian Profiles video series, veteran public relations specialist and journalist Andy Yemma shared insights and anecdotes from his career journey. Beginning with his teenage years and a paper route, Yemma eventually pursued journalism at the University of Texas. His early career included reporting on sports at the Austin Statesman and serving as the editor of The Daily Texan. Later, Yemma’s professional path took him through various roles at United Press International across Missouri, Iowa, and ultimately Chicago. He then transitioned to a position as the business editor at the Chicago Sun-Times before he made a move to the field of public relations. In 1987, he was appointed as the head of media relations at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange.

Speedier Wall Street Trades Are Putting Global Finance On Edge

Speedier Wall Street Trades Are Putting Global Finance On Edge

First Read Hits & Takes John Lothian & JLN Staff Today we have part three, the final segment, of our Open Outcry Traders History Project interview with George Hanley. Hanley talks about some of the educational and charitable endeavors he has funded to promote...

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