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From Corporate Red Tape to Liberated Entrepreneur – Ralf Roth, Quantitative Brokers Feature,MWEd,Mwiki,Video,video

“Growth … really comes from change. So if you look at when I was in the fixed income business and people were using HP calculators to interpolate their yields – if we’d stuck with that, it would not have driven us forward.”   Ralf Roth, CEO of Quantitative Brokers, has seen colleagues try to meticulously plan for their future or that of their children only to realize that nothing can go exactly as planned. In this video from MarketsWiki Education’s New York event, Roth talks about how he inadvertently ended up meeting his goal of working for a bank, the…

JLN Profile: Ralf Roth – Market Structure Matters Feature,Mwiki,Video,video

Ralf Roth got his start in 1994 at Deutsche Bank as a junior fixed income analyst. Starting at the bottom and working his way up, Roth occupied various roles in equities and prime broking before eventually becoming the global head of equity product development. He then left to be the global head of Elektron for Thomson Reuters, followed by a stint at IHS Markit as chief technology officer for equities. He is currently CEO of Quantitative Brokers. In this John Lothian News Profile video, Roth touches on the transition to electronic trading in the late ’90s and how important micro…

Hong Kong eyes derivatives in wake of MiFID; Volatility risk premium Newsletter,Options

Observations & Insight 2017 FIA Expo Preview with Walt Lukken JohnLothianNews.com JLN sat down with Walt Lukken, President and CEO of the FIA, to discuss this year’s EXPO event in Chicago. Innovation is the theme this year at EXPO and Lukken is looking for the next generation of ideas. At the innovators pavilion, 20 new and exciting start-ups showcase their brand in front of a panel of judges. With 5,000 industry professionals in attendance, EXPO is a great way to connect with industry leaders, identify trends and staying informed about the latest developments in technology and regulation. Speakers include Craig…

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: The Tops For 2016 – Economics Interview,Video

From the Federal Reserve Bank moves on rates to the supply and demand for crude oil, 2016 is expected to be a big year for the derivatives industry. In our JLN Sweet 16 Series, we spoke with industry executives who gave us their top economic trends to watch in 2016. Here’s what Don Wilson, Terry Duffy, Christian Hauff and Derek Sammann had to say.

Execution Equalizer: Christian Hauff Talks Trade Execution Quality and TCA Interview,Tech / HFT,Video

“Today’s financial markets can be summed up in three words – global, fast, and complex.” So began the recent John Lothian News Market Structure series, which looked at the evolution of financial market structure – regulation, innovation, and the debate of the role of high frequency trading. While electronic platforms and trade algorithms have made for more efficient markets, some buyside participants believe it comes at a cost, and the cost is execution quality. Christian Hauff, co-founder and CEO of Quantitative Brokers says these same modern tools can help the buyside obtain better execution, as well as better transaction cost…

Guest Commentary: Quantitative Brokers’ Robert Almgren Commentary,Tech / HFT

Robert Almgren

Guest Commentary from Quantitative Brokers’ Robert Almgren Responding to Chicago Fed’s John McPartland’s White Paper: I would like to thank John McPartland for proposing what I think of as a “full employment act for quants.” As a quantitative analyst myself, I think that his proposals would provide an extremely rich set of opportunities for sophisticated traders to leverage their analytical capabilities to understand, better than other market participants, what is really happening in the market and how to profit from it. But as a market participant, I think that these proposals would complicate a trade match process whose main goals…