The Weekend Update: July 20-24, 2020

JLN PRESS ROOM PICK OF THE WEEK

JOYCE SELANDER – MARKETSWIKI EDUCATION OPEN OUTCRY TRADERS HISTORY PROJECT

Joyce Selander is a former open outcry trader and one of the few women who found a home in a trading pit of men much bigger and stronger than her. But she found a niche and had friends in the trading pit who would help protect her from the organized chaos that was pit…

FROM JOHN LOTHIAN NEWS

THE SPREAD: OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS

This week on The Spread, MarketsWiki Education World of Opportunity goes virtual, the CFTC gets closer to finalizing new derivatives trading rules, and more.

TOM CHIPPAS ATTACKS BITCOIN VOLATILITY

ErisX CEO Tom Chippas is a member of the CFTC’s Technology Advisory Committee (“TAC”) and its cryptocurrency subcommittee. At the latest TAC meeting on July 16, which was conducted virtually, he gave a presentation about bitcoin and its volatility during this spring’s chaotic market action and how bitcoin fared versus other commonly traded equities and derivatives. John Lothian, also a member of the TAC, interviewed Chippas about his presentation and its findings. Here is the podcast interview.

UNSUNG HEROES: NASDAQ’S BRENDA HOFFMAN

In the third installment of JLN’s Unsung Heroes series, Brenda Hoffman, Nasdaq SVP and Head of Global Technology U.S. Markets Systems and Global Information Services, talks about the tools she and her colleagues at Nasdaq use to communicate during the time of the…

JEN JUST TELLS FINANCIAL INDUSTRY INTERNS: “THERE MUST BE A BETTER WAY”

The kick-off speaker at Wednesday’s MarketsWiki Education World of Opportunity (“WOO” – woo! woo!) was Jennifer Just, a co-founder of Peak6. Located in the CBOT building, Peak6 is an investment and trading company built with a focus on disruptive technology. Just…

WORLD OF OPPORTUNITY 2020: GREENWOOD PROJECT TAKES DIFFERENT TACK TO CLOSING DIVERSITY GAP

“Kids can’t be what they can’t see,” said Bevon Joseph, co-founder of the Greenwood Project, explaining why education, mentorship and internships are necessary steps to closing the opportunity gap for Black and Latinx students seeking to work in the financial…

ANDRE BUCKLES ON HIRING DURING A PANDEMIC

The fourth guest speaker at MarketsWiki Education World of Opportunity 2020 was Andre Buckles, vice president of talent acquisition at the Options Clearing Corporation. Buckles has been hiring people for various companies, including Northern Trust and Zurich North…

WORLD OF OPPORTUNITY 2020: CLIMATE CHANGE EXPECTED TO BE PART OF FUTURE JOBS LANDSCAPE

While climate change may not have an obvious connection to the financial industry at first glance, Alessandro Cocco, vice president of the Financial Markets Group at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, drew clear lines between the two for his audience on Wednesday…

NOVELIST EILEEN FLAHERTY TELLS ALL IN LOTHIAN INTERVIEW

The MarketsWiki Education virtual program concluded with John Lothian’s interview of Eileen Flaherty. Among other accomplishments, Flaherty has written a novel called The Perilous Step, about an attorney. 

CANNABIS EDUCATION EFFORTS GO FULL THROTTLE DESPITE COVID-RELATED ROADBLOCKS

In an interview with Kerry Jordan, co-founder of the consultancy Supercritical, and Amanda Gettes, director of strategic initiatives at Chicago’s Olive Harvey College, JLN provides a midyear update on the state’s nascent cannabis industry

JOYCE SELANDER – MARKETSWIKI EDUCATION OPEN OUTCRY TRADERS HISTORY PROJECT

Joyce Selander is a former open outcry trader and one of the few women who found a home in a trading pit of men much bigger and stronger than her. But she found a niche and had friends in the trading pit who would help protect her from the organized chaos that was pit…

THE CRYPTOMARKETSWIKI PODCAST EPISODE 13: DIGITAL ASSETS TO SCALE

Magnus Almqvist is a technology, compliance, and market surveillance expert, and the head of exchange development for Exberry, a software development platform designed to help its customers create sophisticated new trading platforms fast, and with the ability to easily scale after launch.

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