This is the first in a three-part video series on innovation, where influential voices from finance and economics tell us their ideas on financial innovation, its importance to industry growth and where the next big ideas are coming from.
Before most people had ever heard of algorithmic trading, and long before the term FinTech, Don Wilson’s DRW Trading Group was carving paths in both of those areas. Founded over 20 years ago in Chicago, the firm has grown to a global level with over 600 employees. The company has long been focused on employing top talent to, according to its website, “capture trading opportunities in the global markets by leveraging and integrating technology, risk management and quantitative research.”
When we asked Wilson about innovation during an interview, he talked about how the approach to those principles at his firm and others is changing with the global regulatory landscape. “The mandate to clear things, and to trade things electronically is forcing people to change the way that they have historically done things,” he says.
Watch the video above for our edited conversation.