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I like writing profiles. Here's one of Larry Thompson, DTCC's legal eagle, who was awarded a "LIfetime Achievement Award" from an industry conference group. Mr. Thompson waxes on on some interesting developments at DTCC during his long tenure at what would become the largest post-trade processor of trades in the world.
This was a panel that updated CFTC collateral management rules for the derivatives market after the financial crisis. It's a good update and covers a complex area of the financial industry. It came out clear and without too much jargon or financial mumbo jumbo.
In 2006, I wrote the first story on electronic market making. This topic would become a national story after MIchael Lewis' "Flash Boys" was published and CBS' 60 Minutes picked up on the story. Markets Media no longer allows access to stories before it purchased Traders Magazine. This is its so-called "Flashback Friday," where seminal stories about trading are repurposed for content.
Colombia is swimming in avocados. But exporting this abundant product to the U.S. is still in its infancy. This story looks at where Colombia was in its plan to ship avocados worldwide in 2013. This was my personal blog at the time.
I wrote a book review of Mark Gasperino's "King of the Club." I added some additional research to this piece and showed how Mr Grasso was on the board of what would become one of the biggest electronic market making shops in the world, Virtu Financial.
In Colombia, there are many street performers. Most are pretty good, but none approached this man who juggled three machetes blindfolded on a unicycle while balancing a soccer ball on his head and a basketball on his foot. A story worth reading!