Transaction Network Services, also known as TNS, is a global infrastructure provider that has spent the past five years building out its managed hosting, low latency infrastructure and expanding it globally, according to Jeff Mezger, TNS’s vice president of product management. Mezger spoke to John Lothian News at the November FIA EXPO in Chicago.
Before the FTX implosion, FTX had created quite a regulatory stir in the futures industry with a proposal before the CFTC for a clearing model that eliminated the need for FCMs. Abaxx Exchange Chief Commercial Officer Joe Raia has been outspoken in his support for FCMs. John Lothian News caught up with Raia at the recent FIA EXPO 2022 in Chicago to discuss his views.
NIck Baker is the deputy editor-in-chief of CoinDesk, which has about 100 people in its content operation, of which about 50 are journalists. Most work remotely from home, though CoinDesk does have a New York office. Like cryptocurrency, CoinDesk is decentralized, Baker said.
Nick Baker had journalism in his blood from the start. His grandfather was a journalist and an influential person in his life. When his grandfather died during Baker’s high school years, he made the split-second decision to follow a career path to journalism.
John Palmer is the head of Cboe Digital, the rebranded ErisX. JLN caught up with Palmer at the recent FIA EXPO 2022 in Chicago to ask him about Cboe Digital and the general state of the crypto markets and industry, which were rocked by the implosion of FTX and related companies.
2022 is the 50th anniversary of financial futures and the birth of the modern exchange traded derivatives markets. In this video, John Lothian News discusses the birth of the financial futures industry in 1972 and how it has evolved into a market that traded $53.9 billion contracts this year.
John Vaile had an aunt who invested in the stock market who bought Vaile some stock when he was 10 years old and that experience caused him to want to be a stockbroker. As a result, Vaile became a student of the market.
He went to a couple of different colleges in Illinois, then ended up in a program at Wharton for students who did not graduate from college.
Vaile was working for Morgan Stanley and living in Lake Geneva, WI, surrounded by friends in the futures markets and he wanted to get involved with what was happening. He said he badgered Morgan Stanley to get involved. They gave him permission, but he said he could see how long it would take for them to truly become involved and he did not have the patience for that.
Rosenblatt Securities held its Global Exchange Leader Conference this past September, and John Lothian News spoke with Justin Schack, managing director and partner at Rosenblatt Securities, about who attended, what the big topics were and what was different about the conference in 2022.
The Environmental Markets Association recently held its annual meeting in person for the first time in three years, and JLN interviewed the EMA chairman, Jack Velasquez, about the meeting, the EMA and its plans.
First Read Hits & Takes John Lothian & JLN Staff The OCC says be wary of crypto - the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency that is, not The Options Clearing Corporation. The SEC says public companies should disclose their crypto exposure, assuming they...
Observations & Insight Trabue Bland, SVP, Futures Markets at ICE, has written a paper titled "Why financial participants matter to the commodity markets." The chapter topics of the paper include "How derivatives work" and "Participation in the derivatives...