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Deep Dive With JLN: How Can The Financial Industry Draw In The Next Generation Of Talent? Feature,Mwiki,Video,video

Note: Scroll to the bottom to view the video in three smaller segments.  The future for the financial markets is bright, even if the headlines don’t always say so. John Lothian News’ CEO Jim Kharouf sat down with Brian Mehta, chief marketing officer at Trading Technologies, and Doug Monieson, partner at Hyde Park Angels, to talk about what will attract the next generation of traders and professionals into this space. From college outreach programs like TT CampusConnect to a variety of new education, training, competitions and platforms that open the world to new traders with new ideas, both see the…

MarketsWiki Education Is More Than Paying It Forward Blog,MarketsWiki Education

Pay it forward. Do something nice for someone because some other person did something nice for you. In the case of MarketsWiki Education, you can pass on your passion for the markets and the underlying industry by sending your interns, your newer employees, or your son or daughter to the event series. You can help change someone’s life for the better, I promise you. That is the kind of response we have had from some attendees. This response has prompted us expand the program’s reach even farther from its Chicago roots. We will be in Chicago for the fourth straight…

Mary Ryan, TD Ameritrade – TD Ameritrade U: Who, What, When, Where, Why & How Tech / HFT,Video

“By increasing the financial literacy in a risk-free environment, we can decrease the age of the average investor…which is going to bring more traders and investors to the marketplace.” Mary Ryan of TD Ameritrade explains the TD Ameritrade U program, which serves to educate students on trading and the financial industry. Ryan discusses the types of tools used in the program, such as giving students access to actual trading platforms, market data and trading support. The goal is to give students the most accurate simulation so they can go out and begin trading in the real world. Ryan also explains…

Donnie Roberts, Thinkorswim – Traversing Seismic Shifts Video

“The biggest shift in this world is to a knowledge-based environment. You guys can fuel that.” Donnie Roberts of Thinkorswim discusses how we all go through event shifts during our careers. Beginning with his start at Thinkorswim Group Inc., a small Chicago-based options brokerage firm, Roberts discusses how the firm was acquired by TD Ameritrade and his transition of working in a small office environment to the expectations of a larger firm. Roberts also acknowledges the importance of education and how it is an essential factor to the future participants of the financial industry. Roberts explains how he keeps himself educated…

Simon Puleston Jones, CEO of FIA Europe – In Pursuit of Happiness Video

“Try to find someone who does things right that you really aspire to be over the course of your career.” Simon Puleston Jones, CEO of FIA Europe, gives advice for balancing personal life with career life.  Puleston Jones begins his presentation with an acronym for “DREAM”, discussing how happiness and achieving your goals is related to Diligence and drive, Relationships and recruitment, Education and ethics, Adjustments and appreciation, and Mistakes and mentors. He stresses that your career should be something you truly enjoying waking up for and how some perks such as fancy cars and large boats can be outweighed…

MarketsWiki World of Opportunity is Coming to London Blog

On Tuesday and Wednesday of next week, John Lothian News is coming to London with its World of Opportunity education series, sponsored by the CME Group and the London Stock Exchange Group.  We are approaching a total of 100 people signed up for the educational series.  In order to facilitate a larger crowd, we have moved the October 15 events to the LSE headquarters at 10 Paternoster Square, while the October 14 event will still be held at the CME Group at One New Change.  There is very limited seating left for October 14 event at the CME.  As a…

A MarketsWiki Education Commentary

Leo Melamed knows how to hold a room’s attention.  Last summer at our Intern Education Series, Leo led off the first event’s list of speakers.  He had everyone’s complete attention as he told his story. We wanted those young people – interns at firms around LaSalle Street at exchanges, clearinghouses, brokerage firms, prop trading groups, regulators and more – to hear Leo Melamed in person at least just once. We captured the event on video, so now you can see what they saw. Leo and I share a passion for the markets.  To know the markets is to love them….

An EXPO Fueled Growth Plan Commentary

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Next week the world’s futures, options and OTC communities converge at the famed Chicago Hilton and Towers for the Futures Industry Association’s EXPO. If you are going to be in attendance, do you have a plan? I have a plan. My plan is to learn as much as I can about the innovation on display by exchanges, technology firms and even regulators. I plan on hitting the EXPO exhibit hall and going booth to booth to find out what is new and interesting. I have found some great opportunities and trading tools at EXPO. All the trading platforms I discovered…

Northwestern University – Basics of Hedging Using Futures and Options Blog

In Northwestern University’s Basics of Hedging Using Futures and Options course, students will examine the use of exchange-traded derivative contracts to offset risk in the underlying cash market. Topics discussed will include the history and role of the exchange, the difference between the cash market and the futures market, futures contract specifications and settlement procedures, trade clearing and the margining process, as well as an introduction to price risk management. The course will be taught by instructors with significant academic as well as trading and industry experience. Students will be able to directly interact with the instructors and will benefit…