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Rules for CEOs, Senior Managers, Interns and Bob’s Kids – Bob Fitzsimmons, Wedbush Standard

“Understand the implications, the ramifications of what you do – what it does downstream and what it does upstream. Understand the whole process.”  What do “Patton,” “The Right Stuff” and “Goodfellas” have in common? They’re all used by Bob Fitzsimmons, executive price president at Wedbush Securities, to illustrate commonsense, but not necessarily common, rules to live by.    Produced by Mike Forrester

The Growing Value of Data – Oliver Albers, Nasdaq Standard

“When I started in this business, data was very, very uncool. Trust me.”  Data is not uncool any longer. Consider that every minute there are more than 12 million texts sent and more than 4.3 million YouTube videos watched. It is estimated that humanity’s accumulated digital data haul will be more than 44 trillion gigabytes by 2020.  There is even a band called Big Data.  In this video from MarketsWiki Education’s New York event, Nasdaq’s Oliver Albers, senior vice president and head of strategic partnerships for global information services, talks about the value to be had in the ever-growing data economy. …

Lessons from My Crypto Career Risk – Tim McCourt, CME Group Standard

“[In July 2000, my boss] said, ‘Tim, tomorrow, you’re going to start on the equity derivatives desk at JP Morgan.’ I was like, ‘Fantastic. I’m super excited.’ I go home, no one really has a laptop, I got my  first cell phone two weeks before – it’s not web-enabled – so I go bring out a red Merriam-Webster dictionary and look up ‘equity’ and ‘derivative.’ All right, I’m ready for my first day tomorrow. I had no idea what it was. But that didn’t stop me. ”  Tim McCourt, managing director, global head of equity products and alternative investments at…

Avoiding Spoofing Shortfalls – Renato Mariotti, Thompson Coburn Standard

  Renato Mariotti prosecuted Michael Coscia for spoofing as a federal prosecutor, ran for Illinois attorney general and can frequently be seen on cable television commenting on current events.  So when he talks about spoofing and markets, as he does in this MarketsWiki Education video, take heed. Now a partner at Thompson Coburn, Mariotti is defending Jitesh Thakkar against spoofing charges.  Produced by Mike Forrester

The Challenges of Crypto Market Trade Surveillance – Bailey Kessing, Trillium Standard

“So what type of trouble can crazy, 85-year-old Aunt Zelda – who’s now a honed market manipulator – get into in the crypto world?”  Do you have an aunt named Zelda? Do you own cryptocurrency? Ever had an awkward conversation at Thanksgiving dinner?  In this video from MarketsWiki Education’s event in New York, Bailey Kessing, head of business development for Trillium, uses a few examples to demonstrate how market manipulation in cryptocurrencies could occur.     Produced by Mike Forrester

From Corporate Red Tape to Liberated Entrepreneur – Ralf Roth, Quantitative Brokers Standard

“Growth … really comes from change. So if you look at when I was in the fixed income business and people were using HP calculators to interpolate their yields – if we’d stuck with that, it would not have driven us forward.”   Ralf Roth, CEO of Quantitative Brokers, has seen colleagues try to meticulously plan for their future or that of their children only to realize that nothing can go exactly as planned. In this video from MarketsWiki Education’s New York event, Roth talks about how he inadvertently ended up meeting his goal of working for a bank, the…

How to Survive the Financial Media Markets for 30+ Years – Bruce Morris, Tabb Group Standard

“I met this guy on a job interview – he wanted to sell ads for us. I said, ‘Show me what magazine you’re with.’ He said, ‘Well it’s not a magazine, it’s a website.” It’s November of 1994… I said, ‘What’s a website?” and he showed me the future.”  What do retail sports, art and finance have in common? Bruce Morris, CEO of Tabb Group, for one. In this video from MarketsWiki Education’s New York event, Morris talks about bad bosses, fax machines, his first Blackberry and the connections he made along the way.    Produced by Mike Forrester  …

Banks and Fintechs: Friends or Foes? – Sadia Halim, BNP Paribas Standard

“Many of these startups and fintechs recognize the benefits and strengths of the scale, the stability, the reach, and that regulatory know-how that the incumbents offer. And the smart incumbents, they recognize that insight, that agility, and the benefits of these startups and fintechs.” In this video from MarketsWiki Education’s New York event, Sadia Halim, managing director, head of CIB Americas innovation with BNP Paribas, discusses the banking industry’s need to explore new fields and ventures as startups in the space threaten the entrenched big banks.    Produced by Mike Forrester

How is Bitcoin Like a Motorboat? – Jeff Bandman, Bandman Advisors Standard

“When the government seizes a boat or a house or a car, they auction it off. When the government seizes illegal narcotics – cocaine, heroin you name it – they don’t auction it off to the American people. So, to me, when they seized bitcoin and auctioned it off to the American people, I thought ‘This is legal, this is going to be OK and I need to pay a lot more attention to this.’”    In this video from MarketsWiki Education’s New York event, Jeff Bandman of Bandman Advisors paints a holistic view of the digital asset regulatory landscape, from…