The Weekend Update: November 18-22, 2019

JLN PRESS ROOM PICK OF THE WEEK

Chicago trading titan Don Wilson says Libor’s obituaries are premature

(Bloomberg)—Chicago trading legend Don Wilson suspects the scandal-tainted Libor interest-rate benchmark is going to stick around past its 2021 expiration date, defying the expectations of the Federal Reserve and other regulators.

FROM JOHN LOTHIAN NEWS

THE SPREAD: THE CEM GETS SA-CC’D

This week on The Spread: the CEM is succeeded by the SA-CCR after a final ruling by the Fed, the FDIC, and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (the other OCC); MIAX launches SPIKES futures

TARIFFS, TRANSITIONS, AND STIRS: WEDBUSH’S BOB FITZSIMMONS AT FIA EXPO

Bob Fitzsimmons, executive VP at Wedbush Securities, spoke with JLN at FIA Expo 2019 about the transition away from Libor to Sonia, SOFR and Ameribor, the potential for bitcoin contracts, FCM consolidation, and the impact of tariffs on the agricultural community.   

EXCHANGES POWERED BY THE CLOUD: CONNAMARA SYSTEMS’ JIM DOWNS AT FIA EXPO 2019

Jim Downs, founder and CEO of Connamara Systems, talked with JLN at FIA Expo 2019 about how the cloud can help minimize the impact of technology on the ability for entrepreneurs to start new exchanges.

MARKET EXPANSION, DATA SOLUTIONS AND SOFTWARE AS A SERVICE: TRADING TECHNOLOGIES’ RICK LANE, PART I

Rick Lane, Chairman and CEO of Trading Technologies, sat down with JLN at FIA Expo 2019 to talk about market expansion and rebuilding at TT. He explains how TT is using its software as a service platform to try to…

TRADING TECHNOLOGIES’ CEO DISCUSSES THE JITESH THAKKAR CASE AND ITS IMPACT ON THE TRADING INDUSTRY: RICK LANE PART II

At FIA Expo 2019, TT’s Rick Lane tells JLN that the Jitesh Thakkar case has already added cost to running businesses like TT. Tech firms have to invest in making sure that when they build bespoke solutions for…

JEFF BERNACCHI – OPEN OUTCRY TRADERS HISTORY PROJECT

Jeff Bernacchi fell in love with futures trading on a trip to the exchange with his microeconomics class. He also recorded the best results in the class for paper trading. During college he was…

TAKING LOW LATENCY TO THE NEXT LEVEL AND ROLLING OUT IN ASIA: VELA TRADING’S AHMED HEIKAL

Vela Trading Product Manager Ahmed Heikal sat down with John Lothian News at FIA Expo 2019 to discuss some of the tech company’s latest initiatives, including the low-latency Ticker Plant appliance with FPGA card that he described as a…

GLOBAL APPEAL: TIM MCCOURT OF THE CME GROUP

ESGs, S&P E-Minis, and Bitcoin Options – oh my! Tim McCourt stopped by the Eurex booth at FIA Expo 2019 to discuss how consumer demand has shaped the CME’s latest product offerings.

DONNIE ROBERTS – OPEN OUTCRY TRADERS HISTORY PROJECT

Donnie Roberts came to Chicago after graduating from graduate school with a love of futures and options trading. He chose Chicago over New York and London. He came to the visitor center of the…

MACHINE LEARNING IN THE BACK OFFICE: BIKRAM SINGH OF EZOPS

At FIA Expo 2019, Bikram Singh, the founder and CEO of EZOPS, talked with JLN about his company’s mission to apply machine learning in the post-trade process. 

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