All posts by: Brian Mehta

Expo, Expo, Read All About It!

Last week, FIA hosted the 31st annual Futures and Options Expo in Chicago, bringing together over 5,000 attendees from around the industry and the globe. After attending my first FIA Boca and IDX this year, I was eager to complete the trilogy with FIA Expo.

Expo is always a big event for TT due to its nature as the year’s largest industry gathering. But this year was even more important than usual for us. This was the first Expo since the release of the TT platform in March, and Expo attendees were able to create trial accounts on site at our new booth.

It was an exciting week for us, and we documented the important action via the #FIAExpo hashtag on Twitter. Scroll down for an inside look via some selected tweets from @Trading_Tech.

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Talking Trading and FinTech @TechweekCHI

Last week TT had the opportunity to speak at the 5th annual Techweek Chicago conference at the Merchandise Mart. Every year, Techweek brings the hottest startups, VCs, developers and tech companies in the area to showcase their stories, ideas and best practices, as well as tout themselves to recruiting talent. This year, one of the most anticipated (and subsequently one of the best-attended) sessions was that on FinTech.

FinTech has gained a lot of traction lately in the consumer space with companies like Betterment, Ameritrade’s Think or Swim and one of the Techweek presenters, Dough. Technically, much innovation has gone into the user experience to help generate consumers’ acceptance and adoption of “do-it-yourself” investing and banking.

TT’s CTO Drew Shields, EVP Human Resources Katie Burgoon, CEO Rick Lane
and CMO Brian Mehta on stage at Techweek Chicago 2015.

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It’s Always Sunny In…Boca

The 40th annual FIA International Futures Industry Conference in Boca Raton has come and gone. And it being my first FIA Boca, I thought I’d share some of the highlights from my experience.

The week was filled with interesting speakers and discussions on the relevant futures industry issues. Regulation, risk, globalization and the evolving FCM business models were hot topics across the panels and on the minds of the industry leadership.

I personally enjoyed the Global Exchange Leader panel. This was hosted by Bloomberg TV’s Betty Liu. What a great opportunity to see all the CEOs of the major global exchange operators together on stage. @Trading_Tech even got a retweet from Betty on one of our posts!

Blu Putnam, the CME’s Chief Economist, gave his outlook for 2015 by providing reflections and trends across the range of markets. It was like going back to college and attending econ class–very thought-provoking…but with very few answers.

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