Category Archives: “Connections”

China Food Futures

What China’s Appetite for Food Companies Means for Futures

China’s huge appetite means it is almost always a factor in setting the price on a range of commodities. Now we…

David Harding Pinnacle

Photos: The Managed Futures Pinnacle Awards

  The Managed Futures industry  wrapped up another round of awards June 17 at the 3rd Annual Managed Futures Pinnacle…

Managed Futures Pinnacle Awards

Back to the (Managed) Futures

The Managed Futures Pinnacle Awards were held June 18 in Chicago. Every investment advisor says it. “You need to diversify.”…


Michael Milken on America’s Competitiveness

  Last week concluded the Milken Institute Global Conference, which each year invites thought leaders from every industry to share…


Remembering Gary Becker (1930-2014)

  Gary Becker, the influential University of Chicago economist who won the Nobel Prize in Economics in 1992, died this…

Robert Pickel ISDA

ISDA’s Robert Pickel Talks Systemic Risk

  Later this year, Robert Pickel, CEO of the International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA), will step down after 17…

CME Europe

CME Group’s European Story

CME Group first established its presence in Europe in the late 1970s, in order to be close to European-based clients….

India Interest Rate Futures

Is India Ready For Interest Rate Futures?

Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Raghuram Rajan has sought to make inflation targeting front and center in India’s monetary…

Trading Challenge Winner 2014

Meet the Winners of the 2014 CME Group Trading Challenge

As market research goes, the student traders from Polytechnic University of Catalonia in Spain (UPC) are about as thorough as…

Omani Crude ADV Record

Today’s Number: The Growth of Omani Crude

  After a 36 percent rise in average daily trading volume (ADV) from 2012 to 2013, Omani Crude has seen…

China Farming

How China’s Reforms Have Altered The Agricultural Landscape

To date, most of the focus on China’s financial market liberalization has been on freeing up interest rates and the…

On the place in front of the European Central Bank (ECB) in Frankfurt thousands of people are forming the logo of the Euro.

The Eurozone’s Imperfect Banking Union

In her first interview since becoming the head of the new Single Supervisory Mechanism (SSM) in Europe, Danièle Nouy talked…