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Geneva Trading Helps Students Get Real World Experience Standard

Our MarketsWiki Education Recruiting Intern Event is less than two weeks away! As our sponsor firms gear up to meet with students from all over the Midwest, we interviewed Geneva Trading’s, President and CEO, Rob Creamer, about what they are looking for and what students can expect interning at the proprietary trading firm.

HC Technologies Talks About Shaping the Next Generation of Derivatives Traders Standard

Our MarketsWiki Education Recruiting Intern Event is only two weeks away!  As our sponsor firms gear up to meet with students from all over the Midwest, we interviewed HC Technologies’ Jessica Sohl, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer, about what they are looking for and what students can expect interning at the proprietary trading firm.

2017 FIA Expo Preview with Walt Lukken Standard

JLN sat down with Walt Lukken, President and CEO of the FIA, to discuss this year’s EXPO event in Chicago. Innovation is the theme this year at EXPO and Lukken is looking for the next generation of ideas.  At the innovators pavilion, 20 new and exciting start-up’s showcase their brand in front of a panel of judges. With 5,000 industry professionals in attendance, EXPO is a great way to connect with industry leaders, identify trends and staying informed about the latest developments in technology and regulation. Speakers include Craig Phillips of the U.S. Department of Treasury, along with Bob Woodward,…

The Birth of Fintech – Anna Irrera Standard

“[Fintech] is an incredibly broad term. It means the ATM you’re using in a bodega, but it also means the sophisticated software used to spot fishy behavior in markets.” In this video from MarketsWiki Education’s World of Opportunity event in New York, Anna Irrera, a fintech correspondent for Reuters, breaks down how fintech is revolutionizing the financial industry. While fintech is a broad term, Irrera talks about four main areas: payments, online lending, digital wealth management and blockchain projects.

Problems, Solutions and Results – Elaine Wah Standard

“Ultimately I think that anyone who believes in fairness, or believes that people should compete on the merits of their ideas and hard work rather than advantages that they have purchased, can appreciate why IEX was created and why it has succeeded so far.” In this video from MarketsWiki Education’s World of Opportunity event in New York, Elaine Wah, who works in market quality at IEX, discusses algorithmic trading strategies and the effects on investors. IEX was built with the goal of protecting investors as well as providing better execution quality. The exchange also wants to level the playing field…

The Cycle of Life – Joe Guinan Standard

“It shocks me every day at five o’clock when I see the race to the elevator, as if only the first few will make it out of the building. Just because you have to work till five at the beginning of your career, doesn’t mean you can only work till five.” In this video from MarketsWiki Education’s World of Opportunity event in Chicago, Joe Guinan, CEO of Advantage Futures, spoke about navigating the ups and downs in the financial industry. Every year, millions join the ranks of those with investable assets and for that reason, Guinan is bullish on starting…

My Journey Through the Financial Industry – Amy Shelly Standard

“Go find your friends. That’s the start of your networking skills. Learn how to go up and talk to people. Have a conversation, be interested in what they’re saying and tell them what you’re looking for and what interests you.” In this video from MarketsWiki Education’s World of Opportunity event in Chicago, Amy Shelly, CFO at the OCC, talks about her winding path through the industry. Shelly spent the early part of her career in banking, spending seven years with Goldman Sachs and three with JP Morgan. Shelly moved on to work for Hull Investments as an accountant where she…

Breaking Down Managed Futures – Jay Feuerstein Standard

“It’s a strategy that makes money over time, but actually makes a lot of money when the world blows up.” In this video from MarketsWiki Education’s World of Opportunity event in Chicago, Jay Feuerstein, managing director at Budo Group, talks about managed futures and their role within finance. Feuerstein says the best time for managed futures was during the ‘87 and ‘08 market crashes. Managed futures can be volatile when interest rates fluctuate, and since the Fed is slowly starting to raise rates, it could be a good sign for an industry segment which has struggled so far in 2017.

How to Build a Successful Brand – David Kelbaugh Standard

“Your product or service is how you make your money, your brand is how you’ll be remembered.” In this video from MarketsWiki Education’s World of Opportunity event in Chicago, David Kelbaugh, CEO of Tacklebox, breaks down the benefits of successful branding. Kelbaugh says his job is to make sure you get remembered for the right reasons, by the right people. The goal isn’t to impact people and tell them to buy what you’re selling, but to influence them to advocate for you. People don’t buy what you do, they buy why you do it.