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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…

JJ Kinahan, TD Ameritrade – Seeing Opportunity Everywhere in the Market Feature,Mwiki,Video

“I don’t care what job you have, I don’t care where you are at, you basically hate 25 percent of what you do. Twenty-five percent of your job you’d probably do for free. It’s fun, it’s great, it’s why you get up in the morning. So, now you have a challenge — the 50 percent in the middle.  The 50 percent in the middle, your opportunity is to say, ‘You know what? I’m going to make this fun somehow.’” Since starting at CBOE as a trader when he was 21, JJ Kinahan has made his career fun.  And if people…

Christian Domin, GlenStar Properties – Value Investing: Office Space and Associated Risks MarketsWiki Education,Video

“When you’re first starting out, you want to keep your lease as short-term as possible and mitigate the risk. If there is a regulatory change, a change in your small, three-person partnership, or any other change, you’re going to be stuck.” Most financial professionals know that the day-to-day price risks are but a small component of one’s overall business risk. Even trading firms that make their money on price movement must deal with regulatory uncertainty, technological change and other shifting trends. Christian Domin, whose firm GlenStar Properties purchased the iconic Chicago Board of Trade Building in 2012, says real estate…

Mark Spanbroek, European Principal Traders Association – Financial Markets 2.0 video

“What trading is really about is finding an algorithmic, or systematic way, to analyze the market. And this is done with data.” Mark Spanbroek’s trading career spanned the transition from the old world of trading pits to the new world of algorithms. He now serves as acting chairman of the FIA European Principal Traders Association (EPTA). In this MarketsWiki Education presentation, Spanbroek showcases both worlds – Financial Markets 1.0 and 2.0 – from the pit trader in the multi-colored trading jacket to today’s trader, which he says is not a trader, but rather an engineer, and today’s trading strategy is…

Adrienne Seaman, CME Group – Legal Aspects of a Career in Futures Regulation,video

“Technology is at the heart of our business, particularly in these electronic days, so having a lawyer who can do financial services and technology without going white and feeling sick makes a lot of sense.” In 2008, Adrienne Seaman was looking for a change, for fear of getting “bored” in her job as a partner in a London law firm. As a lawyer with a degree in computer science, she was particularly well suited to join CME Group as it began its expansion in Europe. Two weeks after she joined, Lehman Brothers filed for bankruptcy, and the wheels of regulatory…

East and West: CME’s Gill Looks For Growth in Asia and Europe Interview,Regulation,Tech / HFT,Video

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 see that momentum from the fourth quarter continue into the first quarter of this year.”…

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…

The Case for the Defense: Steve Grob Says the World Needs the Financial Markets Interview,Video

Financial markets have taken a beating by legislators, regulators and in the press over the past several years. But Steve Grob of director of group strategy for Fidessa Group, says that much of the criticism is unfounded. Jim Kharouf, editor-in-chief of John Lothian News, spoke with him about his defense of the financial industry. “The idea that there is a real economy on one side and a financial economy that is separate, isn’t really valid,” Grob argues. “The idea that the financial economy has been sent to the back of the classroom because its been beating up on the real…

Tim McDermott, CEO, NADEX – You Can’t Google Map Your Career Video

“You will find that your career will be all about change.” Tim McDermott, CEO of NADEX, gives an illustration of the winding road he followed throughout his career. Beginning with his time as a lawyer working for a law firm, McDermott began to take on numerous cases for First Options of Chicago, a large client for his law firm. Participating in cases involving financial markets litigation gave McDermott an introduction to the financial industry, which eventually led him to work at the CME and handle the market regulation area. Moving forward a few years, McDermott joined NADEX and eventually became…