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Rob D’Arco, Rival Systems – Technology: the Center of the (Financial) World Blog,MarketsWiki Education,Video

“It’s an exciting time for technology in the trading industry. Never before has technology been so instrumental across all aspects of the financial markets.” When Rob D’Arco was tasked with the design of an options trading platform 15 years ago, he was admittedly nervous. Though his management consulting and technology background had prepared him for the assignment from a competency standpoint, he knew nothing about trading environments and trader mentality, aside from a few horror stories about working with traders and trading groups. In the end, he was pleasantly surprised by how easy it was to work with the traders,…

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…

John Lothian Newsletter: NYSE Embarks on High-Stakes Technology Shift for its Exchanges; SEC looking into bank-loan, exchange-traded funds after Third Avenue; Hedge funds and private equity pressured to cut fees Blog,John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read Sit down, let me tell you how this works Jim Kharouf, JLN When I sat down in Doha, Bahrain 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…

Utility Player: FIS’ John Avery Sees the Derivatives Utility as a Driver of Innovation Interview,Tech / HFT,Video

In June of 2015, SunGard, now part of FIS Global, launched its post-trade derivatives utility, which aims to standardize back and middle office operations and technology, with Barclays as its first customer. According to FIS’ John Avery, it is not about commoditization so much as specialization. “If we look at the clearing market as an example, firms are really there to provide their balance sheet and client service, and use that as a differentiation tool,” says Avery. “What we don’t see is a need for those same firms to maintain a book of proprietary technology.” In other words, banks and…

Christian Nentwich, Duco – Selling Change to Giants MarketsWiki Education,video

“Many technology companies never make it over the first hurdle. They get so fixated on their technological achievement that they never find a business problem to solve.” The financial marketplace is in the midst of a technology-led revolution, as innovation and digital advances replace slow and inefficient systems and procedures with newer, faster, simpler and often more scalable ones. Christian Nentwich, founder of tech startup Duco, is a member of this new breed of market disruptors. But as he has learned, there are many, many facets that must come together between an idea, its implementation and, more importantly, monetization of…

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.

Alun Green, SunGard – The Technology Roadmap, 2015 Edition Blog

“We as human beings have not evolved to be very good at reading and writing.” Alun Green asks, “is the written word dying?” Perhaps dying is too strong a word, but Green makes an excellent point in that humans have walked the planet for millions of years, and only began using the written word within the past few hundred years – much too short a time span to have “evolved” to cope with the written word. Meanwhile, as technology continues to disrupt any and all human processes, our species may well revert back to the forms of oral and visual…