CurveGlobal launched in 2016 with lofty goals: to drive competition, reduce costs and fuel execution innovation in the interest rates futures markets. The exchange, a joint venture founded by the London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG) in partnership with several large banks and Cboe, recorded its first notable volume surge in 2019 after the introduction of MiFID II. Now with the market transitioning from LIBOR to SONIA, results are again setting new records. Volume and open interest hit peak levels in Q1 and although Q2 results aren’t available yet, the exchange reported “upward trends are expected to continue.”
As the investing world talks about an emerging supercycle, we’re bringing forward a commodity expert to discuss his outlook on the commodity markets. Tim Pickering is Founder, President and CIO of Auspice, a quantitative investment strategy specialist firm based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Auspice, which leverages both TT screens and APIs, employs a scientific research process to create rules-based investment strategies that put the volatility created by human behavior to good use. Tim talked with us about his career, Auspice’s unique market position and how the firm utilizes the TT platform to capitalize on market inefficiencies. You can find Tim on Twitter at @AuspiceTim.
One of TT’s key differentiators is the ease with which we can connect new markets to the platform. In fact, we have added more than 10 exchanges to TT over the last 18 months. The most recent addition to our expanding portfolio of market connectivity offerings is the Athens Stock Exchange, or ATHEX, which is the national exchange of Greece. On the heels of announcing the availability of ATHEX Derivatives Market on TT, we invited Michael Andreadis, Chief Markets Operation and Business Development Officer of ATHEX, to tell us more about the exchange and share his perspectives on some of the issues facing that region. We hope you enjoy this conversation with Michael. For more information, please visit the ATHEX website.
We first spoke with Anthony Crudele here on Trade Talk nearly five years ago, in June of 2016. Anthony has interviewed hundreds of traders since that time, and we’re taking this opportunity to better understand what other traders have been telling him and where he’s seen true innovation and growth in the futures industry.
Bill Baruch is a frequent contributor to CNBC, Bloomberg and The Wall Street Journal. He recently elected to use the TT platform as part of his CTA offering, and we’re taking this opportunity to learn more about how Bill got to where he is today.