When we announced last October our plans to offer connectivity to the Mexican Derivatives Exchange (MexDer) through the TT® platform, our customers responded enthusiastically. MexDer is a subsidiary of the Mexican Stock Exchange (Bolsa Mexicana de Valores), one of the largest stock exchanges in Latin America, with widely followed futures and options contracts on the S&P/BMV IPC Mexican Equity Index, MXN/USD FX and Mexican Government Bond. MexDer is now available through TT, so we sat down with the exchange’s General Directorate/CEO José Miguel “Mak” De Dios to learn more about MexDer and the Latin American market. To learn more about MexDer, visit the exchange’s website here.
Four months ago, I, like many of my fellow college students, was finishing up midterm exams and looking forward to a relaxing week off for spring break. Yet in a matter of weeks, even days, the reality of COVID-19 and the overwhelming impact it was about to have on our country became increasingly apparent. I left for spring break thinking I’d be back on campus in ten days. Instead, over the course of that week, we were informed classes would be moved entirely online for the remainder of the semester. Students living in on-campus housing needed to move out as soon as possible, and seniors were left with glaring question marks about graduation and commencement ceremonies. It also meant that suddenly, so many of our carefully planned summer internships and full-time job offers were no longer guaranteed, adding additional stress on top of everything else.
A former floor trader and interbank foreign exchange trader, Kit Lowe is a mainstay in the Sydney trading community. He began his career on the money market desk at Natwest Sydney in the late 1980s, trading the bank’s asset and liability book. There he gained insights on the financial market plumbing, which still hold him in good stead today. Later he ran the bank’s forward FX book before moving to the trading floor as an interest rate trader. More recently, he was a portfolio manager at 70 Capital, and he is now a proprietary trader at Genesis Trading in Sydney. Kit has been using Trading Technologies platforms for nearly 15 years, so it was nice to get his view on the evolution of electronic trading tools. Kit has a nice following on Twitter, so you can catch him there at @kit_lowe.
Of the many advantages to being on the TT®️ platform, several are obvious and have been covered in other blog posts, and many are still emerging. This post sheds some new light on the advantages to our customers from a market data perspective, both commercially and technically.
While Binance needs no introduction amongst crypto traders, I always look forward to introductions of the people making the next wave of big things happen within well-established companies. I was introduced to Josh Goodbody by a friend and realized in our first call that Josh has his hands in a lot of projects that will guide Binance’s future. I personally look forward to learning more about Binance US and the Binance Credit Card offering. Check out what Josh had to say to my 5 Qs!