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Kharouf is a Chicago-based freelance reporter and editor who was previously CEO and editor-in-chief of John Lothian News.

Five Minutes with Satish Nandapurkar Standard

Satish Nandapurkar

Satish Nandapurkar is among the pioneers in the new era of exchanges as they went public, international and electronic. He most recently joined the pioneering marketplace – the Chicago Climate Exchange (CCX) – as president in September 2008. He served as CEO of Eurex US and US Futures Exchange and was managing director and head of products and services at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange as it went through its demutualization and IPO. Nandapurkar also worked in a number of capacities at firms including: O’Connor & Associates, Bank of America, Deutsche Bank Morgan Grenfell, Swiss Bank and OptiMark Technologies. He spoke…

Five Minutes with Dan Keegan Standard

Dan Keegan

Keegan, who started in the options business in 1978, is an options instructor and head options mentor at The Chicago School of Trading. He co-founded the school with Bill Gruzynski, who teaches students about futures trading. Keegan is also a guest lecturer at Marquette University and a graduate of the school. Q: How did you get started in the options business? A: I worked for Dunn & Bradstreet as a business analyst and it really didn’t do much for me. I didn’t grow up in Chicago and hadn’t heard anything about the exchanges. When I heard about it from friends,…