All posts by Brian Mehta, CMO

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IDEM, the Italian Derivatives Market of Borsa Italiana has long been available for trading through TT software. IDEM’s offerings include futures and options on the FTSE MIB Index, which tracks the performance of Italy’s 40 most-traded and liquid companies. In an effort to meet increased investor demand, the exchange recently extended the trading hours for both FTSE MIB futures and FTSE MIB mini-futures by opening at 7:45am and closing at 10pm CET, which coincides with the close of the U.S. markets. Massimo Giorgini, Head of Equity and Derivatives Markets Business Development at Borsa Italiana – London Stock Exchange Group, talked with us about this and other recent developments at IDEM.

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Recently, we announced connectivity to the Moscow Exchange (MOEX), allowing trading of their derivatives products on the TT® platform. The tradability of currency pairs, energy products, precious metals and agriculture products sparked demand from both our buy-side and sell-side clients. I sat down with Arseniy Glazkov, Head of Derivatives from MOEX, to chat more about the exchange, their product offerings and the wide range of interest from institutional to retail traders.

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FIA Expo is upon us again. It is a week that brings many of our clients and partners from around the globe to Chicago to convene, strengthen relationships, debate and socialize. What strikes me every year is that it seems like the world is getting closer but broader, which is a good thing.  This theme is very apparent at Trading Technologies. Over the last year, we have added more international markets, additional global connections and new offerings onto the TT platform.

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Mark Phelps, Group Chief Executive Officer at G.H. Financials Limited

Mark Phelps has earned a sterling reputation in the futures industry by driving business at many levels throughout his career. His path to Group Chief Executive Officer at G.H. Financials Limited began over 20 years ago as a pit official at The London International Financial Futures and Options Exchange, LIFFE. Along the way, Mark has successfully built strong business relationships among prop shops that have been a leading source of liquidity for major futures exchanges across the globe.

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