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Deep Dive: The Boom In Big Data Could Mean Democracy For All Standard

Note: Scroll to the bottom to view the video in three smaller segments.  The global financial markets are facing perhaps the biggest technological cycle in its history, with the growth of faster technology and the advent of cloud and now new data mining tools. JLN’s Jim Kharouf spoke with Drew Shields, chief technology officer at Trading Technologies and Julie Armstrong, executive director, global head of market technology services at CME Group about the latest trends in data and how that is reshaping the industry. Armstrong said that the industry trend may be toward a common data format, or even a…

Deep Dive With JLN: How Can The Financial Industry Draw In The Next Generation Of Talent? Standard

Note: Scroll to the bottom to view the video in three smaller segments.  The future for the financial markets is bright, even if the headlines don’t always say so. John Lothian News’ CEO Jim Kharouf sat down with Brian Mehta, chief marketing officer at Trading Technologies, and Doug Monieson, partner at Hyde Park Angels, to talk about what will attract the next generation of traders and professionals into this space. From college outreach programs like TT CampusConnect to a variety of new education, training, competitions and platforms that open the world to new traders with new ideas, both see the…

Nasdaq Discusses Valued Internship Program Standard

Our MarketsWiki Education Intern Recruiting Event is on Monday! As our sponsor firms gear up to meet with students from all over the Midwest, we interviewed the Chief Operating Officer at Nasdaq Futures, Steve Sladoje, about their highly valued internship program and the opportunities for intern graduates. 

Information and Cyber Security for the Futures Industry; A Perspective by VSEC, LLC Standard

The founders of a information and cyber security advisory firm have written a must read white paper for the futures industry about the business and regulatory challenges of cyber security and how to manage them. VSEC, LLC is an information and cyber security advisory company. Founding partners John Falck and Mike Phillips have many years experience in the derivatives industry, with both of them originally working for O’Connor & Associates through the Swiss Bank and UBS mergers. Business and regulatory requirements for information and cyber security are changing rapidly. In the futures industry, FCMs, prop traders, brokers, CTAs, CPOs and…

TradingScreen Statement Standard

“Both the Chairman of the Board and the CEO of TradingScreen strongly contest the allegations repeated in your article of October 12th. Every allegation made is false, baseless, and meritless, and has been propagated by the company’s disgruntled former CEO, who was fired by the Board for cause last year after intentionally hitting an employee in front of numerous witnesses and attempting to cover it up, as well as for other corporate malfeasance. This individual neither is a majority shareholder of TradingScreen nor does he represent a majority of shareholders or even speak for the majority of shareholders. Thus, the…

We All Love Data: Barchart’s Latest Move Continues The Trend Of Firms Pushing Further Into The Data Space Standard

It’s all in the data. Yesterday’s announcement from Barchart about its new commodities data offering, called cmdty, is part of the drumbeat of new products and services that are designed to bring something new to the market participants they serve. “We want to differentiate ourselves,” said Keith Petersen, head of strategy at  Barchart. “Aggregating and compiling new data sets and cleaning them so people don’t have to do that themselves and distributing that to them in easy-to-use formats, that’s our value-add.” In many ways, this is only the beginning for data. In Barchart’s case,  the cmdty product’s focus is on…

Fidessa Helps Students Get Hands-On Standard

Our MarketsWiki Education Intern Recruiting Event is less than a week away! As our sponsor firms gear up to meet with students from all over the Midwest, we interviewed Fidessa’s regional head of development, Mike Begic, about what they are looking for and what students can expect interning at the firm.

How AI Is Reshaping ISVs: TT’s Rick Lane Looks at AI for Everything from Compliance to Finding Trading Opportunities Standard

Trading Technologies announced yesterday the acquisition of Neurensic, an artificial intelligence regulation and compliance firm (terms were not disclosed). The deal brings Neurensic’s AI technology into TT and provides a new compliance platform for the firm. But the potential for the technology goes well beyond that. TT’s CEO Rick Lane spoke with JLN’s Jim Kharouf about where this technology is going next. Q: When you look at the AI/machine learning space, where is this industry going and where does it fit in for TT? A: Now we have another tool in our toolbelt. We’ve been providing a new, unprecedented level…