As the Sales Specialist for TT’s surveillance software TT® Score, I am frequently asked by customers and prospects what the “hot topics” are in the compliance world and what the regulators will be focused on next. While I am always happy to provide my opinions on such matters, we at TT thought that it would also be valuable to provide a periodic blog series that includes insights and perspectives about legal and compliance topics from several different industry experts.

For our first installment, we’re featuring commentary from K&L Gates partners Cliff Histed and Steve Humenik about the criminal spoofing case…

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.

Anthony is a career futures trader and the host of Futures Radio. He migrated out the S&P 500 pit as an early adopter to its electronic version, the E-mini. Anthony saw the value provided by our trade execution tools and has been a Trading Technologies customer…

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.

Bill started his career as an investment banking analyst, then moved into commodities when he joined Lind Waldock at the Chicago Board of Trade. He went on to build three businesses in the futures space: Blue Line Futures, a futures and commodities brokerage, Blue Line Capital, an investment advisor operation, and Blue Creek Capital, a…

As a pioneer of electronic trading, we at Trading Technologies value our industry’s rich history. We recognize the need to preserve our legacies and lessons to broadly educate and inspire those to come. This is what John Lothian News (JLN) is doing through the Open Outcry Traders History Project, The Path to Electronic Trading series and MarketsWiki.

JLN established a GoFundMe campaign during the pandemic to support this work. So far, it has generated $32,626 of the $300,000 goal.

To encourage broader giving, we are stepping up and announcing that we will match the next $20,000 in donations to this…

We recently bolstered our Advanced Options offering with the addition of Eurodollar options and Calendar Spread Options (CSOs) to the TT platform. This means that our customers can now access volatility surfaces and theoretical pricing for both Eurodollar options and CSOs through an unequaled platform thanks to TT’s SaaS delivery model, unrivaled technology and seamless global infrastructure.

Even if you’re not trading Eurodollar options, you’re probably already familiar with this product. Eurodollar options are the most heavily traded options instruments in the world, with open interest that dwarfs any other options product. But what about Calendar Spread Options (CSOs)?

The appeal of Calendar Spread Options


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.

In his spare time, you can find Harel at the gym advancing his amatuer boxing career and coaching other boxers. Follow Harel on Twitter at @VolQuant and learn about his quantitative approach to trading.

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.

Tell us about Applied Derivatives. How did the company get…

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…

Since its inception as a stockbroker in 1975, long-time TT partner PhillipCapital has grown into an integrated Asian financial house with a global presence that offers a full range of services to retail and high-net-worth individuals, family offices, and corporate and institutional customers. While the company brought the PhillipCapital brand to London some time back, PhillipCapital UK (PCUK) became a separate entity only 12 months ago. We sat down with Jon Regan, CEO of the UK operation, to learn more about the company’s offerings, differentiators and goals.

Tell us about PhillipCapital. What are your core offerings and differentiators?

Lee Taylor began his career on the floor of the New York Mercantile Exchange (NYMEX) before moving on to start an electricity broking desk for Exco/RJM. In 2012, Lee and James McManus started Cornerstone Futures. They focus on providing a unique, best-in-class brokerage to their customers and leverage the industry-leading tools available on the TT® platform for execution. Through their use of TT Order Types, Autospreader® and the third-party algo providers available on TT, they have successfully built a thriving brokerage. Follow Lee on Twitter at @Bosox1105 and learn about his market calls in gas spreads and other energy products.

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