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Chip Dempsey – Breaking Down Cryptocurrencies Blog,Feature,MarketsWiki Education,MWEd,Video,video

“Personally, I see it as our industry undergoing a new technological reformation, and I think it’s as significant as moving from the trading pits to matching engines.” In this video from MarketsWiki Education’s Intern Recruiting Event in Chicago, Chip Dempsey, chief commercial officer at OCC, discusses cryptocurrencies and what effect they’ll have on markets. Dempsey says that the emergence of cryptocurrencies are the beginning of a new age in finance and using a shared ledger has enormous cost control implications. 

Jim Hourihane – Careers in Compliance MarketsWiki Education,MWEd,Video,video

“We’re trying to ensure market integrity, we’re trying to make sure investors are protected and we’re making sure all of our members are doing the right thing and following all the rules.” In this video from MarketsWiki Education’s Intern Recruiting Event in Chicago, Jim Hourihane, compliance manager for the National Futures Association, breaks down how the NFA works and what kind of opportunities present themselves in compliance. With mountains of data in the financial sector, one of the goals of the NFA is to make sure that market and member data is safe and secure. Hourihane says the NFA’s new…

ED&F Man talks starting a career in global commodities Feature,MarketsWiki Education,MWEd,Video,video

Our MarketsWiki Education Intern Recruiting Event is on Monday! As our sponsor firms gear up to meet with students from all over the Midwest, we interviewed ED&F Man’s HR director, Ed McCann, about what they are looking for and what students can expect working at the firm.

HC Technologies Talks About Shaping the Next Generation of Derivatives Traders Feature,MWEd,Video,video

Our MarketsWiki Education Recruiting Intern Event is only two weeks away!  As our sponsor firms gear up to meet with students from all over the Midwest, we interviewed HC Technologies’ Jessica Sohl, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer, about what they are looking for and what students can expect interning at the proprietary trading firm.

The Birth of Fintech – Anna Irrera Feature,MarketsWiki Education,MWEd,Video,video

“[Fintech] is an incredibly broad term. It means the ATM you’re using in a bodega, but it also means the sophisticated software used to spot fishy behavior in markets.” In this video from MarketsWiki Education’s World of Opportunity event in New York, Anna Irrera, a fintech correspondent for Reuters, breaks down how fintech is revolutionizing the financial industry. While fintech is a broad term, Irrera talks about four main areas: payments, online lending, digital wealth management and blockchain projects.

Problems, Solutions and Results – Elaine Wah Feature,MarketsWiki Education,MWEd,Video,video

“Ultimately I think that anyone who believes in fairness, or believes that people should compete on the merits of their ideas and hard work rather than advantages that they have purchased, can appreciate why IEX was created and why it has succeeded so far.” In this video from MarketsWiki Education’s World of Opportunity event in New York, Elaine Wah, who works in market quality at IEX, discusses algorithmic trading strategies and the effects on investors. IEX was built with the goal of protecting investors as well as providing better execution quality. The exchange also wants to level the playing field…

The Cycle of Life – Joe Guinan Feature,MarketsWiki Education,MWEd,Video,video

“It shocks me every day at five o’clock when I see the race to the elevator, as if only the first few will make it out of the building. Just because you have to work till five at the beginning of your career, doesn’t mean you can only work till five.” In this video from MarketsWiki Education’s World of Opportunity event in Chicago, Joe Guinan, CEO of Advantage Futures, spoke about navigating the ups and downs in the financial industry. Every year, millions join the ranks of those with investable assets and for that reason, Guinan is bullish on starting…

My Journey Through the Financial Industry – Amy Shelly Feature,MarketsWiki Education,MWEd,Video,video

“Go find your friends. That’s the start of your networking skills. Learn how to go up and talk to people. Have a conversation, be interested in what they’re saying and tell them what you’re looking for and what interests you.” In this video from MarketsWiki Education’s World of Opportunity event in Chicago, Amy Shelly, CFO at the OCC, talks about her winding path through the industry. Shelly spent the early part of her career in banking, spending seven years with Goldman Sachs and three with JP Morgan. Shelly moved on to work for Hull Investments as an accountant where she…

Breaking Down Managed Futures – Jay Feuerstein Feature,MarketsWiki Education,MWEd,Video,video

“It’s a strategy that makes money over time, but actually makes a lot of money when the world blows up.” In this video from MarketsWiki Education’s World of Opportunity event in Chicago, Jay Feuerstein, managing director at Budo Group, talks about managed futures and their role within finance. Feuerstein says the best time for managed futures was during the ‘87 and ‘08 market crashes. Managed futures can be volatile when interest rates fluctuate, and since the Fed is slowly starting to raise rates, it could be a good sign for an industry segment which has struggled so far in 2017.