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Regulator Wants Financial Industry to Self-Report Wrongdoing John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

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Garry Jones, CEO, London Metal Exchange: Managing an Exchange in Uncertain Times Video

“It doesn’t matter where you start, it matters where you finish. Don’t just do the job for the money. Do your research, work hard…and it might work out.” Garry Jones, CEO of the London Metal Exchange, says that our lives and the career path we go down shouldn’t be seen like a checklist – expecting to work at Company X by the time one is a certain age or saying that “By age Y, I will be married and have children” is unrealistic. Jones himself graduated with a degree in Geology and Geophysics; it would be later in his career…

Blair Hull – Getting the Edge: Blackjack and the S&P 500 Video

“What you need to be is persistent and disciplined in your strategy.” Blair Hull, founder and managing partner at Ketchum Trading, compares the similarities of playing Blackjack with trading the S&P 500. Hull is not only an experienced Blackjack player, but also has about 40 years of experience in the financial industry. He says that both Blackjack and trading can be approached using a similar strategy. Hull continues his explanation with diagrams and numbers to be aware of during the Blackjack and trading process and even correlates the deck of cards with amounts of dollars made per trade.

George Martin, Cheevers & Co. – Keeping The Human Element Tech / HFT,Video

“The human element is critical. There’s so much power in a handshake or a face-to-face meeting.” George Martin, trade support specialist at Cheevers & Co., discusses the importance of human interaction in the financial industry. Despite the fact that technology has moved a majority of trading activity from open outcry pits to digital screens, Martin stresses how human interaction is still a key element in the industry. He also gives a brief background of his own trading career, and recalls the state of the financial industry before the technology boom. Giving an example from his own office, Martin tells the…

Focused: What The Industry Knows About Transparency (Part 3) Interview,Regulation,Tech / HFT,Video

Back in November, the industry gathered for the annual FIA Expo event in Chicago. There, John Lothian News used an exhibitor booth (Thanks Cinnober!) as its studio to ask industry participants key questions about transparency issues in today’s markets. 1. Where do we need to improve transparency in the markets today?2. What is the solution to achieve that?3. How will futures and options markets look in the future, in terms of transparency? JLN interviewed 15 different markets professionals at the conference, about where their industry needs to improve, solutions and the future for transparency in the markets. All told we…

Focused: What The Industry Knows About Transparency (Part 2) Regulation,Tech / HFT,Video

Back in November, the industry gathered for the annual FIA Expo event in Chicago. There, John Lothian News used an exhibitor booth (Thanks Cinnober!) as its studio to ask industry participants key questions about transparency issues in today’s markets. Where do we need to improve transparency in the markets today?What is the solution to achieve that?How will futures and options markets look in the future, in terms of transparency? JLN interviewed 15 different markets professionals at the conference, about where their industry needs to improve, solutions and the future for transparency in the markets. All told we heard from participants…

Focused: What The Industry Knows About Transparency (Part 1) Regulation,Tech / HFT,Video

Back in November, the industry gathered for the annual FIA Expo event in Chicago. There, John Lothian News used an exhibitor booth (Thanks Cinnober!) as its studio to ask industry participants three questions about transparency issues in today’s markets. Where do we need to improve transparency in the markets today? What is the solution to achieve that? How will futures and options markets look in the future, in terms of transparency? JLN interviewed 15 different markets professionals at the conference, about where their industry needs to improve, solutions and the future for transparency in the markets. All told, we heard…

Focused: What The Industry Knows About Transparency Interview,Regulation,Tech / HFT,Video

Back in November, the industry gathered for the annual FIA Expo event in Chicago. There, John Lothian News used an exhibitor booth (Thanks Cinnober!) as its studio to ask industry participants key questions about transparency issues in today’s markets. Where do we need to improve transparency in the markets today? What is the solution to achieve that? How will futures and options markets look in the future, in terms of transparency? JLN interviewed 15 different markets professionals at the conference, about where their industry needs to improve, solutions and the future for transparency in the markets. All told, we heard…

Chris Hehmeyer, managing member, HTG Capital Partners – Why Cereal Might Be Cheaper On Mondays At 8 AM Video

“The technologies are changing so fast that you can always jump in to whatever’s next.” Chris Hehmeyer, managing member at HTG Capital Partners, gives a brief history of the financial markets and discusses his journey from Tennessee to Chicago. Hehmeyer describes the setting of the fledgling Chicago Board of Trade and remembers when technology was really beginning to impact the financial industry. One memory was when Hehmeyer saw an Apple II computer create a spread chart for the first time. Prior, all data was written out and charts were drawn by hand, but Hehmeyer knew that the simple chart was…