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Thom Thompson

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{{Infobox Person
|employer = John Lothian News
|job = Contributing Editor
|loc = Chicago, IL
|name = Thom Thompson
Thom Thompson is a derivatives specialist who is currently an editor with John Lothian News. Thompson has worked in product design, business development and regulatory roles for the [[CFTC]], the [[Chicago Board of Trade]], [[The Clearing Corporation]], [[Swiss Exchange]], [[Eurex]] and [[Eurex Clearing]].<ref>{{cite web|url=|name=Time To Revive Financial Innovation|org=John Lothian News|date=April 24, 2018}}</ref><ref>{{cite web|url=|name=Architects of Electronic Trading: Technology Leaders Who Are Shaping Today's|org=Google Books|date=April 24, 2018}}</ref>
He has also worked for and advised commodity market start-ups looking to trade, among other things, options on petrochemicals, cannabis (industrial hemp) swaps and bitcoin futures.<ref>{{cite web|url=|name=Thom Thompson|org=The OTC Space|date=April 24, 2018}}</ref>
== Background ==
Thom Thompson has spent the bulk of his career in business development roles with [[Deutsche Börse]]. In 1995, after 10 years as senior financial economist at the CBOT, he joined Deutsche Terminbörse (DTB) in their headquarters in Frankfurt where he worked in international business development. While there, he advised management on competition and regulatory issues preparatory to DTB’s expansion into the UK and the US. He also launched a marketing initiative to license the DTB trading system to emerging exchanges in Hong Kong, Malaysia and Korea.
For several years Deutsche Börse sent Thompson to advise the new stock, currency and derivatives markets in Eastern Europe. In Russia, he was an advisor to the Moscow Interbank Currency Exchange as it developed a trading, clearing and settlements for FX futures. He also advised the Bratislava Stock Exchange and the Ukrainian Interbank Currency Exchange on developing electronic trading and settlement processing.
Thompson began his financial services career as an industry economist at the CFTC in Washington, DC., where he worked on natural resource based futures regulation and the implementation of the CFTC’s option pilot program.
Thompson joined john Lothian News in March of 2018 as a contributing editor for the project. He was promoted to editor in September of 2019.
== Education ==
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