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Ethan Kahn, Principal, Wolverine Trading, LLC – Exploring ETF’s Tech / HFT,Video

“It’s a very competitive market out there. Constantly innovating and constantly adapting is what makes opportunities occur.” Ethan Kahn, principal at Wolverine Trading, gives an explanation of ETF’s and shows why the product has become popular over the years. Kahn discusses the differences between ETF’s and mutual funds, breaking down how much lower the costs of ETF’s are and how there is more buying and selling flexibility compared to mutual funds. Finally, Kahn explains the importance of innovation and adapting in the financial industry, telling his audience that constantly changing with the industry is key to staying competitive.

Steve Brodsky, CEO, Spot Trading – My LIFFE: Markets Then and Now Tech / HFT,Video

“I know this is the most dynamic industry out there…the creative renewal in this industry is like no other.” During a time when LIFFE was battling for the Bund futures contract, Steve Brodsky, CEO of Spot Trading, remembered sitting in a meeting with Deutsche Börse and talking about how electronic trading was going to become a game changer for the marketplace. Those in the meeting proceeded to laugh. Today, electronic trading has become dominant in the financial industry, and the way futures contracts were traded changed significantly. Brodsky highlights the rise of electronic trading, from its unsure beginnings to today’s…

PRESS RELEASE: FIA Principal Traders Group Responds to WSJ Article Alleging “Loophole” at CME Blog,Tech / HFT

PRESS RELEASE: FIA Principal Traders Group Responds to Wall Street Journal Article Alleging “Loophole” at CME:  Washington, D.C.—May 1, 2013—The Futures Industry Association Principal Traders Group issued the following response to an article in today’s Wall Street Journal alleging that high-frequency traders are taking advantage of a “loophole” in the CME Group’s market data systems.  “We were surprised and disappointed at the misleading article published today by the Wall Street Journal. The article has taken an inherent feature of all markets out of context, grossly distorted its significance, and created a false impression that the CME’s markets are fundamentally unfair….

Jill Sommers Reflects on the CFTC, Dodd-Frank, and Her Future Interview,Regulation,Video

Jill Sommers

Jill Sommers, Commissioner of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), is stepping down after the first quarter of this year. Sommers spoke with JLN editor-in-chief Jim Kharouf about the progress of Dodd-Frank, position limits, and what the future holds for the CFTC after her resignation. Sommers discussed how the CFTC has changed over the last five years — including their increased budget and staff, moving from principles-based to rules-based rulemaking and their greatly increased public profile. She also reflected on the Dodd-Frank rulemaking process, saying she wished the CFTC had defined swap-related terms first and delayed compliance with any rules…

Nils-Robert Persson Talks About Cinnober and the Growth of Real-time Risk Management Interview,Regulation,Tech / HFT,Video

Nils-Robert Persson

There are some firms who are ahead of the curve and profit from it. Cinnober Financial Technology, the Swedish-based provider of electronic trading platforms was certainly one of them when it began pushing real-time risk management technology for trading and clearing platforms long before the 2008 financial crisis. Now its an integral part of the marketplace. Nils-Robert Persson, executive chairman for Cinnober spoke with JLN editor-in-chief Jim Kharouf about  the speed of execution and clearing systems, as well as what’s next for the firm.

Profiles: Tom Cashman Interview,Video

Tom Cashman

Tom Cashman, a member of an iconic Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) family, is a pit trader, exchange trading floor broker and 50-year member of the exchange. Tom Cashman’s contributions to the CBOT governance are numerous, including serving as chairman of the Floor Governors Committee and chair of the CBOT’s Ethics and Integrity Committee formed following the FBI Investigations of the futures markets in the late 1980s. He has been a member of the exchange since 1962.

Anthony Lazzara – Lido Isle Advisors Interview,Managed Futures,Video

Anthony Lazzara is co-founder and principal of Lido Isle Advisors, LLC., responsible for selecting and allocating to commodity trading advisors on behalf of the company’s clients. He spoke with JLN Managed Futures editor Jim Kharouf about what he looks for in CTAs today, which sectors of CTAs are doing well in this environment and what the CTA space needs to do to expand. Disclaimer: Futures and options trading involve risk. Past results are no indication of future performance.