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Finance chiefs warn on Big Tech; Trading venues buzzing; China to stamp out cryptocurrency trading John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read Hits & Takes JLN Staff Richard Sandor has a new book coming out, “Electronic Trading & Blockchain: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow.” The book tells the story of his experience leading the first project to design and establish an electronic trading platform and for-profit exchange when he taught at Berkeley in the late 1960s. Included in the book are chapters from leaders in digital assets, including Don Wilson and Don Tapscott. Doc Sandor gives Jim Kharouf and I a tip of the hat in the book as we are mentioned as leading figures in the financial press covering the…

Christian Nentwich, Duco – Selling Change to Giants MarketsWiki Education,video

“Many technology companies never make it over the first hurdle. They get so fixated on their technological achievement that they never find a business problem to solve.” The financial marketplace is in the midst of a technology-led revolution, as innovation and digital advances replace slow and inefficient systems and procedures with newer, faster, simpler and often more scalable ones. Christian Nentwich, founder of tech startup Duco, is a member of this new breed of market disruptors. But as he has learned, there are many, many facets that must come together between an idea, its implementation and, more importantly, monetization of…

Paul McCormick, Opening City Doors – Finding your First/Next Financial Job Video

“There is a mismatch between the way companies like to hire people and the way graduates and young professionals like to get hired.” Paul McCormick has represented a half dozen of the biggest names in the banking world in his 30 years as a fixed income trader. Now he works as a graduate recruiter for Thomson Reuters, and also writes a blog, Opening City Doors, that helps graduates and young professionals find a place in the London financial scene. He says most companies’ recruitment flow charts run from the top down – internally, personal referrals, LinkedIn contacts, professional recruiters –…

Terry Duffy, Executive Chairman & President , CME Group – My Road and the Industry Challenge Video

“Take a deep look at where you could possibly go…and if you don’t do that and take the near-sighted approach, you’ll be sorry.” When starting your career, it’s best to think about where each opportunity can take you, rather than being envious of your peers. Terry Duffy, executive chairman & president of the CME Group gives a brief glimpse of how he entered the financial industry and addresses how his audience should utilize each opportunity they receive. One never knows where each job can take them; an entry-level position could one day lead to a top executive role. According to…