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March 2nd,2020
Why Financial-Market Pioneer Richard Sandor Is Building “the Most Boring Benchmark in America”

When you talk to Richard Sandor about his history as a serial entrepreneur in financial markets, it cannot be a short conversation. Over the past half century, Sandor has been prescient and present at key moments in the creation and evolution of financial futures contracts, catastrophe insurance, and a climate exchange. Most recently, he has developed
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January 13th,2020
Lessons in SHIFTing gears from bootstrapped startup founder Jim Downs

Jim Downs, CEO of Chicago-based custom trading software company Connamara Systems, has had a fascinating career path. Once an avionics engineer, an Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles (ICBM) telemetry expert with the CIA, and market maker at the CBOT and CBOE, he founded Connamara in 1998. On today’s episode, he shares some of the lessons he has
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January 2nd,2020
2020 Outlook: Dan Curry, Connamara Systems

Markets Media Dan Curry is Head of Business Development at Connamara Systems. What was the key theme for your business in 2019? Dan Curry, Connamara The key theme for our business in 2019 was efficiency, demonstrated mainly by our EP3 technology solution. EP3, launched in March, is a ground-up rebuild of our matching engine technology,
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November 22nd,2019
Exchanges Powered by the Cloud: Connamara Systems’ Jim Downs at FIA Expo 2019

JLN FIA EXPO 2019 Jim Downs, the founder and CEO of Connamara Systems, talked with JLN at FIA Expo 2019 about the launch of their new platform EP3, which is designed to ease clients’ launch of new exchanges and asset classes, and the launch of their first client, MaterialsXchange.  He said the company wanted to
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