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The Industry Discusses the Big Data Boom, Part II Feature,Mwiki,Video,video

At the 33rd Annual FIA Futures and Options Expo in mid-October, John Lothian News spoke with a variety of industry participants about upcoming milestones and trends in financial markets. This fourth video in the series is the second of our videos to cover the effects and future of the big data boom. In part two, Jared Broad, CEO of QuantConnect, Rob D’Arco, CEO of Rival Systems, Julie Armstrong, global head of market technology services for CME Group, Julie Winkler, chief commercial officer for CME Group, Alli Brennan, director of marketing and product management for CQG, Steve Tumen, CEO of Deep…

Trust and Transitions – Pat Kenny Feature,MarketsWiki Education,MWEd,Video,video

“You never know who you might be sitting next to right now. It might be someone you run into 20 or 35 years from now and that might be the person that gives you the break you need.” In this video from MarketsWiki Education’s World of Opportunity event in Chicago, Pat Kenny, senior vice president with CQG, talks about a number of key traits needed to succeed in any workforce. As a trader in the pits of the Chicago Board of Trade in the early ’80s when word was the only bond, Kenny learned about the importance of honesty and…

The Case That Changed the Industry Blog,Feature,Fintech

Back in 2005, I began covering a major development in the financial industry – patents. More specifically, I began covering the patent infringement cases by Trading Technologies against a number of firms including CQG.  That case, which lasted almost 12 years with appeals, is now essentially settled by the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, which affirmed the validity of TT’s patents, and essentially backed a lower court’s finding that CQG infringed on TT’s patents. The settlement awarded in the lower court was for $16 million.  TT’s patent litigation is well-known in the industry by now. But in…

A Most Interesting Charity Challenge Without Cold Water Blog,Commentary,Giving News

I have a challenge for the readers of the John Lothian Newsletter that does not involve cold water, but does include a donation to the Futures For Kids charity. The week before the FIA Boca Raton International Conference news broke that Dos Equis spokesman Jonathan Goldsmith, known as “The Most Interesting Man in the World” was being replaced by the beer maker with a younger replacement. In fact, Goldsmiths character is being sent to Mars. You could be the next MIMITW. Here is the plan. You need to shoot and share with us an audition video for the part. You…

Bürgenstock Revisited, Again Blog,Commentary

The SFOA Conference is in Survival Mode, But Has Hope The SFOA’s Bürgenstock conference concluded Thursday without fanfare and without its CEO present. A sparsely attended lunch was the last event on the docket. SFOA CEO Daniel Day-Robinson was reportedly in the hospital after falling ill Thursday morning of an unknown ailment. The conference reportedly attracted some 140 participants and some 40 regulators for a parallel program, according to SFOA sources. There was some cross-pollination of the regulators with the regular program, but not much, which was disappointing. There was a moment of silence at the beginning in the memory…

John Lothian Newsletter: Liquidity storm could throw UK into chaos, Bank of England warns; TT gets $16m as court finds against CQG in patent trial; London Stock Exchange shares slide as Borse Dubai sells 17% stake John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read East and West: CME’s Gill Looks For Growth in Asia and Europe JohnLothianNews.com Forget the doom and gloom of years past in the markets. CME Group had a great year in 2014, even with the ongoing headwinds from the Fed’s ongoing freeze on interest rates and more regulation hitting the market-base, said Phupinder Gill, CME’s CEO, at the FIA Boca conference. “We saw double digit growth in fourth quarter across all six of the asset classes,” Gill said, adding that the exchange ended up handling about 13.7 million contracts per day for the year. “I’m very pleased to…

Boca Bits & Pieces, Wednesday, March 11, 2015 Blog,Commentary

This is the 40th anniversary of the FIA Boca conference, and befitting such a nice round number, it was also the most highly attended ever, with somewhere around 1130 attendees. This year, pins were given out to those participants who had been attending the conference for 5, 10, and 20 years. Other highlights for the FIA this year include a newly designed web site at FIA.org, and a newly branded magazine: Futures Industry Magazine, which will now be called “Marketvoice.” The magazine and website now have expanded features, a global reach, and a digital platform, Walt Lukken, the FIA CEO…

Fintech Exchange 2015: A Chicago Story Blog,Tech / HFT,Video

Fintech is more than just a buzzword. Fintech is a movement – a global, top to bottom overhaul of financial systems, from consumer transactions at the grocery store to speed of light derivatives trades, to multi-billion dollar interbank payments. And on April 23, 2015, the center of fintech will be Chicago. Barchart OnDemand, in association with FinTEX Chicago, will host Fintech Exchange 2015, a half day event featuring live presentations, a panel discussion and networking, all centered on the state of technology for financial markets and trading firms.   For trading firms and the technologists that supply them, Chicago has…

Pat Kenny, vice president of client relations, CQG – Transition from the floor to electronic trading, where are the opportunities? Video

“Build those relationships because those relationships last forever.” Dubbed “The Most Interesting Man in the World,” Pat Kenny, vice president of client relations at CQG, discusses his transition as a trader to his current role. After working as a water skiing instructor and bartender, Kenny found himself with an opportunity to become a runner on the floor of the Chicago Board of Trade. From there, Kenny took a position as a phone clerk and took customer orders. Eventually, he found his true passion of being involved with the sales side of the business. His experiences, combined with the network of…