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FIA Speaks

FIA Speaks is a podcast at the center of the futures, options and derivatives markets. Through interviews with the top executives, regulators and visionaries, FIA Speaks explores the major topics and upcoming trends in this dynamic industry that are influencing the global economy in significant ways. FIA’s mission is to support open, transparent and competitive markets, protect the integrity of the financial system and promote high standards of professional conduct.  For more information about FIA Speaks, contact us at fiaspeaks@fia.org.
 

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In this episode of FIA Speaks, FIA President and CEO Walt Lukken interviews a long-term FIA staff member and entrepreneur Mary Ann Burns.  Mary Ann worked at FIA for 23 years helping build it from a small operation to a global presence and rising to COO of the organization.  She left FIA to start a craft brewery called Old Ox Brewery with her son and husband in Northern Virginia.  Walt and Mary Ann talk about getting started in the futures industry, building FIA, and what it’s like to start a small business with family and build it into a regional presence. 


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In this episode of FIA Speaks, FIA President and CEO Walt Lukken interviews futures industry fixture and R.J. O’Brien Chairman and CEO Gerry Corcoran and his son, Pat Corcoran, business manager for Chance the Rapper, on their respective paths to success in business. Gerry Corcoran is a successful executive of one of the largest futures trading firms in Chicago. Pat Corcoran is the business manager for Chance the Rapper, who has been credited with reimagining the music industry. This podcast, recorded before a live audience at FIA’s Expo 2019, features a lively discussion on the health of the futures industry, the difficulty of making it in the music industry, their respective views on entrepreneurship, family dynamics of career choices and what Chicago, the birthplace of the futures industry, has to offer to many different businesses.


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CME Group's Terry Duffy talks to FIA President and CEO Walt Lukken about how he got to the top spot at the CME Group, growth prospects for CME Group and the industry and the role reputation plays in the marketplace.


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ESMA Chair Steven Maijoor talks with FIA President and CEO Walt Lukken about setting up ESMA, European derivatives regulation, ESA review and EMIR 2.2 among other topics in this wide-ranging interview. Mr. Maijoor is currently the Chair of ESMA since its inception in 2011, and before that he was a managing director the Dutch financial regulatory body, AFM, and the Dean of the School of Business and Economics at Maastricht University.


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In this episode, FIA President and CEO Walt Lukken talks with former Member of the European Parliament Dr. Kay Swinburne. With the recent elections in Europe and the ongoing Brexit drama in the U.K., Dr Swinburne provides a direct view in to the inner workings and can help us understand what it all means. Dr. Swinburne is originally from Wales, earned science degrees and a PhD in medical research and an MBA. She started her career in international healthcare and investment banking having worked at Deutsche Bank. Active in Welsh politics, she has been a member of the European Parliament since 2009. This episode was recorded at FIA’s flagship International Derivatives Expo Conference in London.


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Osaka Exchange President and CEO Hiromi Yamaji sits down with FIA President and CEO Walt Lukken to discuss the view from Asia, the Osaka and JPX exchanges, the merger with Tokyo Commodity Exchange and the emergence of China as a market player.


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The "father of financial futures" and Futures Hall of Fame member Richard "Doc" Sandor talks about a lifetime in the futures industry, how markets can address climate change and the rise of China with FIA President and CEO Walt Lukken.


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Chairman Chris Giancarlo talks with FIA President and CEO Walt Lukken and reflects on his accomplishments in five years in Washington, and what the future holds for the CFTC, derivatives reform, and international cooperation.


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