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Sit down, let me tell you how this works Commentary

When I sat down in Doha, Qatar with Yossi Beinart, CEO of the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange, at the World Federation of Exchanges annual conference last November, he outlined one of the key initiatives for the exchange – helping young companies grow. For many companies, Beinart said, access to capital is just one part of the puzzle. The other is finding access to people who can help small and medium sized companies assist in taking them to the next stage of growth. TASE aims to be one of those sources, he said, a novel approach for an exchange which traditionally…

Sweet 16: The Tops for 2016 Special Report

At last fall’s FIA Expo Chicago, John Lothian News partnered with Cinnober Financial Technology to  bring you industry conversations, where we conduct short interviews with industry participants on the important topics facing the financial markets. The 2015 theme is “Sweet 16: The Tops For 2016.” What technology, regulation, exchange or macroeconomic issue or trend will be most important to our industry next year? We will take the 16 best ideas and thoughts and package them in a John Lothian News video series. Here is what our participants had to say: Part 1 – Exchanges: Exchange leaders will be dealing with…

Sweet 16 Honorable Mention – Technology Interview,Tech / HFT,Video

The John Lothian News Sweet 16 Series featured the 16 best ideas and thoughts about exchanges, regulation, economics and technology. But there are still more great ideas for 2016 that made our honorable mention. Here are comments from more industry professionals on technology. The Sweet 16 Series drew from 38 interviews conducted at the FIA Expo Conference in November 2015. Here are comments from David Snowdon, CTO of Metamako, Rob D’Arco, CEO of Rival Systems, Stephen Kuhn, CEO and Founder of Airex, and Jim Northey, principal consultant of CameronTec Group.

Sweet 16 Honorable Mention – Exchanges Interview,Video

The John Lothian News Sweet 16 Series featured the 16 best ideas and thoughts about exchanges, regulation, economics and technology. But there are still more great ideas for 2016 that made our honorable mention. Here are comments from more industry professionals on exchanges. The Sweet 16 Series drew from 38 interviews conducted at the FIA Expo Conference in November 2015. Here are comments from Michael Grecoff, head of sales at Cinnober, Matt Chamberlain, head of business development at London Metal Exchange, Magnus Haglind, CEO of Nasdaq Futures, Scott Caudell, Chief Technology Officer at IDC.

John Avery, SunGard – Financial Technology: An Innovative Career Choice Regulation,Video

“The cost to comply with all of that [post-2008] regulation has actually forced firms to reduce what they spend on revenue generating opportunities… That’s created a situation where revenue growth hasn’t been as dramatic or as aggressive as it has been in the past.” From incubators to hackathons, from the buy-side to the sell-side, fintech is consistently finding new places and avenues to develop. For John Avery of SunGard, that represents an opportunity to find technological solutions to industry-wide problems — the sort of redundant occurrences that drain a company’s coffers and employees’ time that could have been spent on…

A Fresh Look: Gate 39’s Stiles Brings New Tear Sheets and CTA Database To Managed Futures Blog,Tech / HFT,Video

Shane Stiles, founder of Gate 39 Media, hasn’t seen much he likes about the managed futures and hedge funds investor reports, so he built out a new tearsheet design application. Now he wants to help investors and fund managers find each other with a new database. Scroll down to see the entire story. To see the full layout and design: click HERE.    

Data and Fintech Rocking the Free World Blog,Tech / HFT

(Editor’s Note – Scroll down to see the entire story. To see the full layout and design: click HERE.)

FinTech Exchange Chicago Gets Democratic Blog

FinTech Exchange Chicago 2015, hosted by Barchart, was held on April 23 and featured a host of great speakers. Scroll down to see the “Best of the Lightning Round” video, or several of the full presentations. To see the full layout and design: click HERE.

Building Bricks: TBricks Could Be New Cornerstone For Orc Interview,Tech / HFT,Video

Jonas Hansbo and his team left Orc in 2006 to focus on his own brand of trading and financial technology with a startup called TBricks. But Hansbo and his colleagues were brought back to the mothership in January when when Orc purchased TBricks. Now, Hansbo, who serves as chief strategy officer for Orc, said the two firms will bring their respective strengths together. “Orc has been evolving since we left it, and very much focused on reinventing their electronic trading platform for connectivity and electronic execution,” Hansbo said. “So what we thought would be a very interesting fit for the…