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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. 

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Harel Jacobson is a quantitative portfolio manager at Oporto Delta in Tel Aviv, Israel. His work involves managing a volatility and systematic trading portfolio across all asset classes. Harel relies on trade automation that he created with ADL® in the TT® platform. In this interview, he shares why he turned to ADL for his trading needs and how he learned to develop trading models on TT. 

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We recently announced that Applied Derivatives PTY LTD in Cape Town has become the first broker to distribute the TT platform from South Africa. The firm, which is celebrating its 20-year anniversary this month, provides our mutual clients with access to a broad range of futures and options listed on the region’s largest trading venue, the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE). We talked with the company’s Founder and Director, Evan Feldman, to learn more about Applied Derivatives, economic trends in South Africa and the derivatives trading opportunities that exist on JSE.

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For nearly 15 years, Trading Technologies has offered clients the ability to trade Australian derivatives. In fact the first market we connected to in the APAC region was the Sydney Futures Exchange (SFE), which has since merged with the Australian Stock Exchange to form the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX). Although ASX is based halfway around the world from our headquarters in Chicago, they’ve had a team of employees in Chicago for several years to better serve their international client base. We recently talked with Chicago-based Maurice Farhart, who serves as the exchange’s Head of International Sales, to learn about the latest developments at ASX and find out what the exchange has in store for the new fiscal year that began on July 1. You can learn more about the exchange by following them on Twitter at @ASX.

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