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FIA Speaks

Sep 30, 2021

In this episode, FIA’s Will Acworth talks with Linda Coffman, the CEO of the SmartStream Reference Data Utility. Linda shares her insights on how technology and regulation are changing the data landscape, focusing in particular on reference data – the type of data that is used to classify futures and options as they...


Sep 14, 2021

In this episode, FIA President and CEO Walt Lukken talks with Greenwood Project founders Elois and Bevon Joseph, two impressive individuals who both worked on the floors of exchanges and now dedicate their lives to helping black and Latinx students get trained and placed for internships at financial companies...


Aug 27, 2021

In this episode,  we feature one of the most distinguished individuals in the futures industry, Leo Melamed. Leo is a giant in this industry having served as Chairman of the CME during a time when the Merc moved from an agriculture-based futures exchange to the global powerhouse it is today.  Leo’s story is one for...


Jun 24, 2021

In this episode, FIA President and CEO Walt Lukken talks with three distinguished economists to discuss the economics of rulemaking and current issues before the SEC and CFTC. Jeffrey H. Harris served as Chief Economist and Director of the Division of Economic and Risk Analysis at the SEC (2017-18) and was the...


Jun 11, 2021

In this podcast, this is the third installment of our Hall of Fame series, where we feature two of our eight 2021 inductees. These distinguished individuals were honored at our annual Boca conference and we thank them for their contributions to our industry.

This podcast features industry veteran Doug Harris and...