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Nasdaq: Q&A with Oliver Albers – Data Is Revolutionizing Markets Standard

Three Changes to Enhance Fairness, Transparency and Competition Editors note: Nasdaq shared with John Lothian News an internally produced question and answer interview with Oliver Albers, SVP and Head of Strategic Partnerships for Nasdaq’s Global Information Services. Note from Nasdaq: Here at Nasdaq, we often say, “information is the lifeblood of markets.” That’s especially true in today’s digital era, and it’s not hyperbole. Market data is far more than simply a collection of buy and sell orders communicated on stock-trading platforms. It’s the collection and curation of billions of individual data points that are the essential fuel for the entire market in…

The Fearless Girl National Youth Training Fund; Turbocharging Scouting Leadership for Girls Standard

For the last several years I have had the privilege of serving as a liaison between our industry and the Boy Scouts in Chicago. As a result, I have been able to suggest leaders from our industry to serve as chairs of the LaSalle Street Trading Tech Awards event.   This year, I wanted two women as co-chairs because this is the year girls are coming into Cub Scouts, and next year they will be able to join Scouts BSA, the new name for Boy Scouts.   Former Cboe General Counsel Joanne Moffic-Silver and OCC’s Amy Shelly are this year’s…

Listen Both Ways Before Crossing! – Bill Weldon, Weldon Resources Standard

“I had this happen to me. I came in in the morning.  A wonderful colleague, a great person, says, ‘Billy, how are you doing?’ ‘I’m doing great.’ ‘Really? Tell your face.’”  What is the authentic you? How do you act under pressure? Is that reflective of your authentic self? In this video Bill Weldon, who’s in the business of executive coaching after years in trading, talks about how to deal with stressful situations.     Produced by Mike Forrester and Patrick Lothian

How to Take The Wheel and Drive Your Own Career Path – Jessica Darmoni, The Title Connection Standard

“One of the best pieces of advice I could share is get involved with an industry activity.” Networking is essential for any career, but after a handshake and an exchange of business cards, what do you do? Do you follow up with those individuals?   In this video from MarketsWiki Education’s Chicago event, Jessica Darmoni, founder of The Title Connection, shares some tips for how to establish yourself and take control of your career narrative.  Produced by Mike Forrester and Patrick Lothian

You Actually Do Understand Crypto – Gary DeWaal, Katten Muchin Rosenman Standard

“The most common mistake people make is not realizing that blockchain technology… is another app. It’s another way of doing something – it’s another way of communicating information.” Gary DeWaal, special counsel for Katten Muchin Rosenman, has context to provide. He supported himself through law school as a journalist (you could do that back in the day, apparently), learned he hated the securities law firm he joined, pivoted to futures, worked for the CFTC and an array of law firms and now has dived into the realm of crypto. In this video from MarketsWiki Education’s World of Opportunity event in…

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