In today's equity markets, the devil’s in the details. This is a podcast for traders, asset managers, and anyone who wants to understand the machinations, politics, and incentive structures underpinning our shared markets. With irreverence and insight, IEX’s Ronan Ryan and John “JR” Ramsay hold court on market structure and best execution with Wall Street’s most savvy market practitioners, sharing their insiders’ view on how Wall Street really works. You'll never trade the same way again.
Weird Alliances, Competition, and Token Regulation with J.W. Verret of the Antonin Scalia Law School
35:07On 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.
From Bogle to Bitcoin (ETFs) with Eric Balchunas of Bloomberg Intelligence
38:49On 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.
Experiments, Tiers, and Calculated Risks with Eric Stockland of BMO Capital Markets
32:43On 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.
VC and Web3 with Matt Harris of Bain Capital Ventures
31:33On 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.ioContinue the conversation on Twitter.
The Stock Market’s Morning Routine with Ramon Gonzalez of IEX Exchange
36:01While 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.
The FYI on ESG with Paul Bodnar and Eric Van Nostrand of BlackRock
47:36It 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.
Fact, Fiction, and Finance: Hamilton and Burr
38:43Think 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.
Are you there Instagram? It’s us, Wall Street with Ri Sharma (Founder, Wall Street Confessions) and Brian Hanly (CEO, Bullish Studio)
48:50As 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.
DeFi and Blockchain Finance with Dave Olsen of Jump Trading Group
38:23Dave 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.
Shareholder Stewardship with Amy Borrus of the Council of Institutional Investors
41:03“Asset managers have stepped up.” So says Amy Borrus, the Executive Director of the Council of Institutional Investors, in her conversation with Ronan and JR. In this episode, we dive into how say-on-pay changed the game, dual-class share structures, and how today’s workforce is demanding value-based change. Recorded October 20, 2021