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Boxes and Lines
34 minutes | Nov 14, 2022
What’s historical data anyway? with Paul Humphrey and Dr. Elliot Banks of BMLL
It’s a new episode featuring guests from across the pond and bad impressions of their accents, guvnah! Ronan and JR sit down with Paul Humphrey and Dr. Elliot Banks of the UK-based historical data firm BMLL to find out what historical data really is, and how it helps us understand the behavior of markets in game-changing new ways. They also discuss BMLL’s unique access to insights, and the academic need for better financial data to help educate the next generation of quant talent. Recorded November 3, 2022.
39 minutes | Oct 31, 2022
Launching a New Institutional Equities Broker with Dan Aisen and Allison Bishop of Proof Trading
On this episode of Boxes and Lines, Ronan and JR chat with Daniel Aisen and Allison Bishop, founders of Proof Trading, a new institutional equities execution platform launched in 2021. They are also former IEXers! They talk about algorithmic trading, hot topics in market structure, and Proof’s unique approach to radical transparency. Recorded September 20, 2022.
35 minutes | Oct 17, 2022
Let’s Talk Clearance and Settlement, with Ann Shuman of the DTCC
On this episode of Boxes and Lines, Ronan and JR talk to Ann Shuman, General Counsel of the DTCC (Depository Trust and Clearing Corporation) who previously served as the Deputy General Counsel of CME Group, the world's largest and most diverse derivatives marketplace. They talk about why the DTCC is critical and what its functions are, as well as different risks, settlements, and new rules in treasury clearing put forth by the SEC. Recorded on September 15, 2022.
36 minutes | Oct 3, 2022
Banking in a Crypto Future with Laurence Latimer of Dinara
Laurence Latimer joins Ronan and JR on this episode of Boxes + Lines as a former member of IEX the now CEO and Co-Founder of Dinara, an enterprise banking services solution that reimagines commercial banking services for the crypto economy. They discuss Dinara's core customer base and emphasis on customer experience. In addition, they cover the need for efficient exchange mechanisms during volatile times, the positives of crypto regulation and thoughts on the growth of stablecoins. Recorded August 9, 2022.
26 minutes | Sep 19, 2022
Exclusive Episode with Special Guest… Nobody!
This week, Ronan and JR are going solo (duo?) for our 68th episode. They’re in fine form, going back through the genesis of Boxes and Lines, the trials and tribulations of sound quality, and some of our most memorable guests and moment. Tune in for some classic JR and Ronan banter and then dig into the archives for more. Recorded September 8, 2022.
38 minutes | Aug 22, 2022
Navigating Investor Relations in 2022 with John Nunziati of Q4
On this episode of Boxes and Lines, Ronan and JR speak with IEX alum John Nunziati, who is now an Investor Relations Partner at Q4. They touch on the move toward the standardization of ESG reporting, existing SEC disclosure requirements, and the importance of planning for crisis scenarios. They also discuss how companies are thinking about expressing more controversial political or social stances in the current environment. Recorded July 18, 2022.
29 minutes | Aug 1, 2022
Hedging Commodities with Rich Counsell of Stable
On this episode of Boxes and Lines, Ronan and JR chat with Eric ... er ... Rich Counsell, Founder and CEO of Stable and a former farm kid who didn't actually find his passion for agriculture until starting his finance career in commodities. Rich shares his insight on the commodities space and how his platform is tackling risk management for farmers and other businesses that are subject to volatile commodity prices. They also discuss the importance of timing in commodities risk management, the regulatory structure around Stable’s business, and communicating with customers on their own terms. Recorded June 30, 2022.
40 minutes | Jul 11, 2022
Market Structure North of the 49th with Doug Clark (TMX) and Peter Haynes (TD Securities)
On this episode of Boxes and Lines, Ronan and JR speak with Doug Clark, Managing Director at TMX, and Peter Haynes, Managing Director at TD Securities – Canadians and friends since working together at TD in the early ’90s. Needless to say, they're experts on the Canadian market. They share their insight on Canadian market structure, how it compares to the U.S., and why you maybe shouldn't compare the two. They also have advice for anyone looking to grow in the industry and tell classic tales of trading floor pranks. Recorded June 27, 2022. Listen to more Boxes and Lines episodes on https://exchange.iex.io/podcast/
37 minutes | Jun 27, 2022
Launching a Stock Exchange with Paul Bauccio of IEX
On this episode of Boxes and Lines, Ronan and JR talk to IEX's Paul Bauccio, who has been with the company for nearly a decade. Paul joined the team after previously working at the New York Stock Exchange to help transition the company from an ATS to a national securities exchange. They discuss the new opportunities and responsibilities that came along with becoming an exchange, their experiences on Wall Street during 9/11, and shifting to a remote workforce during the pandemic. Listen to more Boxes and Lines episodes and learn more at https://exchange.iex.io/podcast/
31 minutes | Jun 6, 2022
Trading the (Crypto) Future with Boris Ilyevsky of Coinbase
On this episode of Boxes and Lines, hosts John Ramsay and Ronan Ryan are joined by Boris Ilyevsky, former Head of Market Development at IEX Exchange who is now the Director of Derivatives Product at Coinbase. They discuss his thoughts on futures trading for retail investors, crypto futures and regulation, and the evolution of fintech over the past decade. Listen to more Boxes and Lines episodes on https://exchange.iex.io/podcast/
33 minutes | May 23, 2022
An Industry Divided with Shane Swanson of Coalition Greenwich
On this episode of Boxes and Lines, JR and Ronan chat with Coalition Greenwich Senior Analyst Shane Swanson about the results of a recent survey of sellside market participants that Coalition Greenwich conducted in partnership with IEX Exchange. The survey uncovered interesting insights about perspectives on market structure topics such as the rise of retail trading, exchange rebate tiers, and SEC priorities, as well as questions around how firms are assessing the blockchain and digital asset space. Recorded April 19, 2022. Listen to more Boxes and Lines episodes and learn more at https://exchange.iex.io/podcast/
35 minutes | May 9, 2022
Weird Alliances, Competition, and Token Regulation with J.W. Verret of the Antonin Scalia Law School
On this episode of Boxes and Lines, hosts Ronan Ryan and John Ramsay are joined by J.W. Verret, Associate Professor at the Antonin Scalia Law School and an expert on the SEC and fintech space. They discuss the history of disagreements between market participants and the SEC, governing the Web3 ecosystem, and using crypto for social good. Recorded March 8, 2022. Listen to more Boxes and Lines episodes at iexexchange.io/podcast.
39 minutes | Apr 25, 2022
From Bogle to Bitcoin (ETFs) with Eric Balchunas of Bloomberg Intelligence
On the latest episode of Boxes and Lines, Eric Balchunas, Senior ETF Analyst at Bloomberg Intelligence and co-host of Bloomberg’s “Trillions” podcast, joins Ronan and JR to tell us about larger-than-life Vanguard founder Jack Bogle, who reshaped the way millions of people invest their money. Bogel is the subject of Eric’s new book “The Bogle Effect,” out on April 26. They also chat about the history and prospects for Bitcoin ETFs, as well as Russia ETFs. Recorded April 7, 2022.
33 minutes | Apr 11, 2022
Experiments, Tiers, and Calculated Risks with Eric Stockland of BMO Capital Markets
On this episode of Boxes and Lines, hosts John Ramsay and Ronan Ryan are joined by Eric Stockland, Managing Director, Global Markets at BMO Capital Markets and former Chief Strategy Officer at IEX, for a down-to-the-nitty-gritty trading discussion! They discuss the impact of tiny increments of speed in today’s market, maximizing outcomes for clients through experimentation, the importance of taking calculated risks, rebate tiers, and prioritizing people over algorithms. Recorded March 24, 2022.
32 minutes | Mar 14, 2022
VC and Web3 with Matt Harris of Bain Capital Ventures
On this episode of Boxes and Lines, hosts John Ramsay and Ronan Ryan are joined by Matt Harris, Partner at Bain Capital Ventures and an investor in IEX! With over two decades of experience investing in fintech, Matt shares his insights on the evolution of the space, the challenges of going public, the emerging Web3 ecosystem, and running a company post-pandemic. Recorded on February 24, 2022. If you enjoyed Boxes and Lines, don't forget to subscribe, review and share! Learn more about IEX Exchange at https://iexexchange.io Continue the conversation on Twitter.
36 minutes | Feb 14, 2022
The Stock Market’s Morning Routine with Ramon Gonzalez of IEX Exchange
While you were still sleeping, the stock market was busy getting ready for the day. Ramon “Ray” Gonzalez, Head of Technology Operations for IEX Exchange, joins Ronan and JR to walk us through the checklist his team goes through every day – starting at 4 am – to get the market ready for smooth sailing. Plus, they delve into “bare metal” infrastructure, data centers, and the potential for exchanges to move into the cloud. Recorded January 31, 2022.
48 minutes | Jan 24, 2022
The FYI on ESG with Paul Bodnar and Eric Van Nostrand of BlackRock
It may be a cliché to say that younger generations care more about “purpose,” but when over 70% of U.S. investors are expressing interest in sustainable investing, there’s obviously money on the line. Paul Bodnar and Eric Van Nostrand of BlackRock joined us during the fall edition of #BoxesAndLinesLIVE for an on-the-ground discussion of sustainable and social impact investing and the end retail investor. Recorded October 11, 2021.
39 minutes | Jan 10, 2022
Fact, Fiction, and Finance: Hamilton and Burr
Think you know the story of Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr? Think again. Andy Kaplan, former partner at Greenlight Capital and Partner at Freedom’s Edge Cider in Maine joins guest host and IEX colleague Jayme Abrahamsen to tell us what gets missed in one of America’s founding myths – and why we should care. Recorded December 7, 2021.
49 minutes | Dec 20, 2021
Are you there Instagram? It’s us, Wall Street with Ri Sharma (Founder, Wall Street Confessions) and Brian Hanly (CEO, Bullish Studio)
As part of our #BoxesAndLinesLIVE event in October, Ronan and JR were joined by Ri Sharma, the voice behind Instagram’s @wallstreetconfessions, and Brian Hanly, the CEO of media company Bullish Studio, to discuss the social media and finance culture. Tune in for a no-holds-barred conversation about how Wall Street is changing for better or worse, how financial professionals are getting their news and information today, and how the online and social media conversation has evolved. Recorded October 13, 2021.
38 minutes | Dec 6, 2021
DeFi and Blockchain Finance with Dave Olsen of Jump Trading Group
Dave Olsen, President and CIO of Jump Trading Group, joins Ronan and JR to discuss smart contracts, DeFi, the Solana blockchain, and how the Pyth Network is bringing financial data into this ecosystem. Recorded October 27, 2021.
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