At FIA EXPO 2023, John Lothian News interviewed former CFTC Commissioner Dawn Stump, the head of Stump Strategic. In the sit-down, Stump was probed on several critical matters central to the futures industry and the larger financial landscape.
The notable lack of cryptocurrency discussions in the conference’s schedule and presence in the exhibit space didn’t go unnoticed. Stump was directly questioned about her perspective on the current condition of the crypto world, especially as the industry is looking at potential regulatory changes influencing the trajectory of digital assets.
In the second segment of JLN’s conversation with WIFM’s Chair Marisol Collazo and President & CEO Cassandra Seier, Collazo pinpointed high-caliber events and robust networking as major draws for members.
The appeal of WIFM’s offerings isn’t limited to women; both genders show keen interest. Notably, new programs often reach full capacity within just 30 minutes of invitations being released, according to Collazo.
Women in Derivatives has unveiled its rebranding as Women in Financial Markets (WIFM). John Lothian News reached out to Marisol Collazo, WIFM board chair, and Cassandra Seier, the organization’s president & CEO, for insights into the rebrand and other developments within the organization.
Collazo emphasized that the organization’s influence wasn’t limited to derivatives. “Our careers move and we wanted to move with our members in terms of a rebranding name that better reflects a more inclusive, more equitable environment for women,” said Collazo.
Roosevelt University’s CCCF honors student Luis Arreola and former Professor Bryan Rodriguez are pioneering a concept that might shape the future of near earth space commerce. Merging Arreola’s research on water futures with a mentor’s study of space markets, they have embarked on an ambitious project: a futures market for space commodities.
At this year’s FIA EXPO, John Lothian News sat down with Trading Technologies (TT) CEO Keith Todd and Abel Noser CEO Peter Weiler for a candid video interview about TT’s purchase of Abel Noser, what is next for TT and more.
OCC CEO Andrej Bolkovic, in a recent exclusive video interview with John Lothian News at FIA EXPO, shed light on several key aspects of the organization’s operations, including his first year as CEO, the current state of the Renaissance project, changes implemented to address recent regulatory issues, recently enunciated OCC values, and the future of the OIC conference.
Bolkovic took over as CEO of OCC from John Davidson on April 1, 2023. He was familiar with the organization and some of its people, having previously served on its board. He called his move to CEO a smooth transition and noted how welcoming people have been.
In an exclusive interview with John Lothian News at the FIA’s EXPO at the Sheraton Grand Riverwalk hotel in Chicago, Vermiculus CEO Nils-Robert Persson provided insights into the company’s current state and direction.
Persson discussed Vermiculus’ ongoing projects and completed deals, highlighting the company’s ability to serve clients with microservices and customized solutions.
The conversation also touched upon Vermiculus’ pre-pandemic origins, underscoring its advantageous position during the pandemic, as remote technology discussions by video conference became the norm, saving time and travel costs.
John Lothian News interviewed Nandini Sukumar, Chief Executive Officer at the World Federation of Exchanges (WFE), about the findings of the WFE’s 9th Sustainability Survey of Exchanges. First, Sukumar discussed the WFE’s process for conducting the survey and its findings, which reflect the many ways that exchanges have increased their activity in the sustainability and ESG areas.
John Lothian News caught up to former ISDA CEO Bob Pickel at ISDA’s recent 37th Annual General Meeting in Chicago. Pickel is now consulting and sitting on boards during his post ISDA career, something that the Dodd-Frank Act was seemingly made for him for. JLN spoke to him about his career before ISDA and how he found his way to the organization and what he had done since he retired.
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