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The CFTC and Fintech Innovation, Part 2 – First Steps for LabCFTC Standard

“It’s certainly been an incredibly powerful tool for us to utilize in just the last few months.  We’ve met with nearly 100 different organizations and entities in that time and we’re beginning to wrap our head around some of the innovations taking place within our markets.” In Part 2 of JLN’s interview with Daniel Gorfine, the CFTC’s chief innovation officer and head of the agency’s new LabCFTC initiative, he talks about how LabCFTC will be beneficial for the industry and breaks down GuidePoint, the component of LabCFTC through which fintech companies will give feedback and engage with the agency.

The CFTC and Fintech Innovation, Part 1 – Goals of LabCFTC Standard

“Our chairman has articulated very clearly that you can’t be an analog regulator in an increasingly digital world.  So, our focus is on facilitating market enhancing innovation while ensuring market integrity.” On May 17, the CFTC announced the launch of its new fintech initiative, LabCFTC. The CFTC hired Daniel Gorfine, a lawyer with a background in financial policy who previously worked for a fintech company, to lead the initiative and become the CFTC’s Chief Innovation Officer on July 10.  Gorfine sat down with JLN to discuss how the CFTC plans to become a 21st century regulator.  

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.