Last week, we hosted one of the MarketsWiki Education World of Opportunity Chicago events at Trading Technologies. Our own CFO/CCO Michael Kraines spoke to the crowd about the prospects of a vibrant career in Chicago fintech. This event marks a summer highlight for TT interns as well as interns and young professionals associated with other companies in the Chicago capital markets industry.
For more than 10 years, we have committed to promote education and career-pathing into the trading industry through our TT CampusConnect™ program. The recent editorial from Jim Kharouf, CEO and editor-in-chief at John Lothian News, on how to educate the next generation of industry professionals really resonated with me. He wrote that there still remains a major gap in the overall financial education of young students globally, and this presents an important challenge for the lifeblood of the financial services industry. We applaud the efforts of MarketsWiki Education, Divento Academy and Magnetar Academy, but agree more needs to be done by others in our communities, schools, universities and companies, as well as at the collective industry level.
To learn more about some of the positive steps forward and the continued challenges, read on for the text of Jim’s full editorial.
– Brian Mehta, CMO