Interview

Richard Sandor, the CEO of the American Financial Exchange (AFX) sees a more diverse outcome for the interest rate benchmark used to set trillions in global interest rates on everything from mortgages to credit cards. The “father of financial futures” sees a world in which a variety of interest rate benchmarks operate. AFX exchange created a LIBOR alternative, AMERIBOR, which he says better represents US interest rates for regional and community banks and will trade on the CBOE Futures Exchange (CFE).
M Science, is a pioneer and leader in providing alternative data solutions to supplement core data in investment research for buy-side investment firms and hedge funds.
Data can become overwhelming in raw form. Some firms are providing web data for traders so they can stick to trading.
Satellite data has become democratized with more data available at affordable prices and traders are finding unique ways to exploit it.
Scott Adams is the creator of Dilbert, a daily comic syndicated in more than 2,000 publications that takes a satirical look at work office culture. He has just dropped his latest book, “Win Bigly: Persuasion in a World Where Facts Don’t Matter,” which highlights the strategies of persuasion Donald Trump used in his upset victory in the 2016 presidential election.
Mark Cuban has never been shy with offering up his opinion, particularly in the world of investments. But when it was reported that he was making investments in an initial coin offering after calling bitcoin “a bubble,” we wanted to ask why.
Last year’s hedge fund issue featured our Bid & Ask interview with Skybridge Capital founder Anthony Scaramucci.
After we sought out famed former Internet analyst Henry Blodget for his take on the upcoming Snapchat IPO, we asked him a few more questions.

Tom Ricketts may have seemed destined for the world of high finance and management, but it actually was a series of unplanned moves that allowed him to create innovative securities underwriting fir

What are you reading now?

“Hall of Mirrors” by Barry Eichengreen and “Kissinger” by Niall Ferguson.