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5 Questions with Michael Creadon, Cryptocurrency Analyst and Trader

Michael Creadon is CEO at 4Rev, an independent research and analysis firm that focuses on cryptocurrencies. He previously served as CEO of Traditum, a Chicago-based proprietary trading firm that specialized in yield curve trading on the CME Group.

GIven our recently announced partnership with Coinbase’s GDAX exchange and the growing demand for cryptocurrency trading—not just among our traditional professional customers, but among investors in general—I thought it would be interesting to get Mike’s point of view on this market. He has a background that goes beyond trading and includes having worked as a journalist at Bloomberg, TIME Magazine and Voice of America Radio as well as serving in the United States Peace Corps in Namibia.


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5 Questions with Denise Shull, MA

I had a chance to hear Denise Shull on an episode of Futures Radio Show and was fascinated by her story and her job working with traders. So we decided to get with her one-on-one.

As a decision coach and performance architect, Denise leverages her training in psychological science to solve the challenges of mental mistakes, confidence crises and slumps in Olympic athletes and Wall Street traders. Denise is known for her uncanny effectiveness in coaching, training and assessing for the X factor of human performance under pressure.


Report from FIA Boca 2018: Blockchain, Brexit, Bitcoin and More

The 42nd annual FIA Boca conference took place last week, with the global derivatives industry’s leaders gathering on Florida’s Atlantic coast for a busy week of sessions, networking and dealmaking. The robust lineup of topics and high-profile speakers generated many noteworthy takeaways. But before I get to that…

One thing stood out: there seemed to be more of a female presence this year. The FIA team doesn’t track attendance by gender, but my informal on-site poll coupled with my personal observations suggests that more women—and more women in senior positions—attended Boca this year than ever before. And this increased female presence wasn’t just among attendees; many also noticed more women on panels than in years past. (Of note, there were not one but two females on the exchange leaders panel!) I know I’m not alone when I say that I’m encouraged by the shift to more diverse representation. There seems to be a genuine interest among our industry’s leaders in fostering diversity, and I’m optimistic that this trend will continue. (more…)

TT® at Three: The Next Wave

At the start of last year’s FIA Conference in Boca Raton, I wrote a blog comparing the TT platform to my twin toddlers (all three turned two that year). With another year and many milestones under their belt, my now 3 ½ year old children seem to have become…actual people. Whereas the first couple years seemed to be packed with equal parts novelty and anxiety, now life is really all about getting used to the new normal: that we have two more roommates living with us.