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Dash CEO on Buy-Out and SEC Fee Pilot Feature,Mwiki,Video,video

In March, Dash Financial Technologies co-founders Peter Maragos and David Karat, in partnership with private equity firm Flexpoint Ford, acquired Dash in a management led buyout.  In this video, Dash CEO Maragos describes the thought process behind the buyout, the outlook for the firm’s equities and options businesses, and the issues with the SEC’s proposed fee pilot.    Produced by Mike Forrester Interview by Spencer Doar 

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.

It’s Easier This Way: Justin Llewellyn-Jones of Fidessa Maps A Compliance Path for Firms Interview,Regulation,Tech / HFT,Video

Today, firms are dealing with three major issues: regulation, compliance and global economics. None of the three are friendly to brokers and trading firms, and that’s where Justin Llewellyn-Jones, chief operating officer of Fidessa, believes there is opportunity. Llewellyn-Jones spoke with JLN editor-in-chief Jim Kharouf last month at the IDX conference in London, about how Fidessa is developing new technology that will assist firms in making the trading, risk and account management, and compliance task easier. “We have that order management system and that global footprint around the global order management system as well,” he said. “But we are also…

Jürg Spillmann Reflects on Past, Future of Derivatives Interview,Video

Jürg Spillmann

Jürg Spillmann has led the technology revolution in the derivatives industry for 25 years. Now that he is stepping down from his post as deputy CEO at Eurex and into retirement, Spillmann says derivatives markets still have a solid future ahead. Spillmann says the market environment and the slew of new regulations have been difficult for the derivatives markets, but futures products will remain a key financial instrument. “I still believe that the futures and derivatives products that we provide are safe with the clearing house attached to it,” Spillmann said. “There’s a future for the products we offer.” Spillmann…

Options’ Glass is Half Full: Gary Katz Says Industry is Doing Well Interview,Options,Video

Gary Katz

Gary Katz, president and CEO of the International Securities Exchange (ISE), has seen the options markets change dramatically since he co-founded the all-electronic options exchange in  2000. His exchange launched ISE Gemini in August, representing the 12th US options exchange. Katz sat down with JLN editor-in-chief Jim Kharouf to talk about where the US equity options business is today, why almost flat volumes isn’t a bad thing, and how this industry can keep growing, even in a low volatility, low interest rate environment. WATCH: Gary Katz Says ISE Gemini Off to Fast Start. In the first three quarters of 2013, US…