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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…

The Spread – Pump Up The Vol(ume) – 8/10 Standard

In this week’s recap of happenings in the options world we delve into some confusing terms, Spinal Tap and Recep Erdogan’s plight. The following are the stories referenced in this week’s episode of “The Spread”:  –Tabb Group -> US Options Volume on Pace for Record Year Despite Drop Off, Lower Volatility in Q2 –OCC -> OCC Clears the Path to Greater Capital Efficiencies for Clearing Firms in U. S. Exchange-Listed Options Markets –WSJ -> Regulators Probe Options Market’s Major Clearinghouse –Bloomberg -> Are You Pound-Proof Yet? The Brexit Endgame Is About to Begin –Bloomberg -> Lira Falls to Fresh Record With No Letup in…

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…

Are We Reliving History? – Dave Weisberger, ViableMkts Standard

“The important thing to understand about crypto is it’s polymorphic… meaning that the same thing can be an investment,… it can be a commodity… or it can be a currency.” Did you know that when bitcoin was trading at its highs in December 2017, one could regularly purchase it for $1,000-$2,000 less than the “highs” being reported in the news? In this video from MarketsWiki Education’s World of Opportunity event in New York, Dave Weisberger, head of equities at ViableMkts, compares the current state of crypto trading infrastructure to previous market structure issues.   Produced by Mike Forrester

Top U.S. Secrets – Maura Cunningham, Rock The Street, Wall Street Standard

“How many times have you heard people, particularly girls, say, ‘I hate math’? Have you ever heard people say, ‘I hate English’?” In this video from MarketsWiki Education’s World of Opportunity event in New York, Maura Cunningham, founder and executive director of Rock The Street, Wall Street, goes through America’s dirty laundry when it comes to the failures of current financial literacy efforts for women.   Produced by Mike Forrester

Tech, Big Data, and the Capital Markets – Mike Beller, Thesys Technologies Standard

“I met some people working on financial technology. They were really cool and interesting people solving hard problems and I wanted to join them. That was how I made my career decision.” In this video from MarketsWiki Education’s World of Opportunity event in New York, Mike Beller, CEO of Thesys Technologies, talks about the electronification of markets and the explosion of trading venues it created. Beller says managing the mass amounts of data generated by this phenomenon is the industry’s biggest challenge. Produced by Mike Forrester

The Spread – Rimshot Please – 7/27 Standard

We’ve added more props for this week’s episode of “The Spread” for your viewing pleasure!   The following are stories referenced in this week’s options news recap:  Bloomberg – Goldman Warns of Liquidity-Fueled Sell-off After ‘Volmageddon’ Business Insider Prime – Volatility highest since financial crisis, Morgan Stanley recommendation Cboe – Cboe Global Markets Announces Senate Version of Options Markets Stability Act Reuters – Zuckerberg loses more than $15 billion in record Facebook fall MarketWatch – One millennial options trader was killing it, then Facebook cost him $180,000 Bloomberg – As Facebook Soars to New Highs, Options Bulls Position for More Crain’s – Chicago…