Conversations with Leaders, Entrepreneurs, and Visionaries
Inside the ICE House, a podcast produced by Intercontinental Exchange, takes listeners behind the historic façade of the New York Stock Exchange and inside the global financial marketplace. The episodes, recorded in the Library of the NYSE, features conversations with leaders, entrepreneurs and visionaries who walk through our doors with a dream of building businesses and changing the world. Their stories have made the NYSE, now part of ICE’s ecosystem of markets, clearing houses, data providers, and listings services, an indispensable institution for over 225 years.
EY Partner Jamila Abston and ICE Data Services Head of Product Strategy & Innovation Rob Haddad hold a lively discussion on the tools companies use to power decision making, create value models, and stay compliant in an increasingly complex regulatory environment. Jamila and Rob guide us through the issues and solutions that are transforming how companies calculate risk and build systems to comply with the SEC’s new Liquidity Rule.
Juan Esteban Orduz, President of Colombian Coffee Federation North America, visits the ICE House to lead us through the history and future of Columbia’s marquee product. While he may be miles away from the mountains of Colombia, Juan Esteban is responsible for ensuring that Colombian coffee remains among finest in the world and is 100% sustainable by 2027 while remaining competitive on the global commodities markets.
Jason McCann, co-founder and CEO of Varidesk, became the first guest of Inside the ICE House to record his episode standing on two feet, as did his host. Varidesk units can now be found in the offices of 97% of Fortune 500 companies, including at Intercontinental Exchange. Jason shares with listeners the lessons learned over a career of serial entrepreneurship and how he’s putting his experience to use building Varidesk from a small coterie of stalwart fans to its status as a leading global provider of workplace solutions.
As we always say, you never know who'll walk into the door of the NYSE on any day of the week. A special session Inside the ICE House with former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, now leading the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change. Mr. Blair and Josh take a quick trip around the world, reviewing recent events now rattling global politics. Twenty years since his first visit to the NYSE, Mr. Blair remains a firmly centrist, committed to strengthening democracy through global partnerships and bringing, as he says, "an enlightened view of self-interest" to allied nations.
Kevin O'Leary, Chairman of O'Shares Investments, is best known as a brutally honest shark on ABC's Shark Tank, but that's only his dorsal fin. In this episode, we dive beneath the surface to hear Kevin's thoughts on a range of topics from Trump to regulation to his mother's investment strategy. Midway through the episode, Connor O'Brien, Kevin's partner and CEO of O'Shares, joined to share his expertise about the ETF space and O'Shares Global Internet Giants (NYSEARCA:OGIG).
Our guests Inside the ICE House, Mister E and King Saladeen, stopped by the New York Stock Exchange to check out examples of their artwork which now hangs on our walls, a contrast to the centuries-old portraits and artifacts that grace other parts of our building. The young artists have made names for themselves by juxtaposing the business of art and the art of money. Both men followed their passion and honed their craft over years of work while, at the same time, building a market for their creations.
French Hill, since 2015 the U.S. Representative for Arkansas's 2nd District, has worked since age 13, a career that took him from Little Rock to Washington to the former Soviet satellite states after the end of the Cold War. Today he sits on the House Committee on Financial Services and joined us in the ICE House on a visit to New York to reflect on his public career helping to shape economic policy at home and abroad. Rep. Hill joins Josh to discuss the state of the capital markets and why, after several decades in the private sector, he returned to Washington with his 2014 successful campaign to Congress.
Steve Lipin, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of Gladstone Place Partners joined the podcast for a live episode in front of the Exchange's Listed Company Advisor Board. Since leaving the M&A beat at the Wall Street Journal in 2001, Steve has become the go-to-guy for the high-stakes crises, M&A, and activist defense assignments that confront publicly-traded companies every day. He shares some of his lessons from inside the trenches on some of the crises, old and new, that companies face in the court of public opinion.
A special episode of Inside the ICE House today, hosted by CNBC's Sara Eisen and recorded live with Michael Novogratz, at the NYSE Equity Leaders Summit. The billionaire former Fortress Investments Group hedge fund manager now runs Galaxy Digital, a crypto-asset merchant bank, that he believes just might revolutionize finance as we know it.
Not many ballplayers use a day off of the 162-game schedule to geek out at the New York Stock Exchange, but not many MLB pitchers are like Ross Stripling, a licensed stock broker. Stripling sat down with us in the ICE house to break down his investment strategies and his 1.99 ERA in 10 starts with the Dodgers. While in the minor leagues, he hedged on his baseball career by working at an investment firm. Ross's 2018 season is off to an All-Star caliber start, but he is still finding time to invest in the seasons to come.
Chairman and CEO Bradley Feldmann of Cubic Corporation visited the ICE House to train our sights on his company efforts to decrease urban congestion, help in disaster relief, and prepare the military for the battlefield of tomorrow. Our conversation stretches from improving subway riding experiences across the globe to Cubic's United States Navy Strike Fighter Tactics Instructor program, made famous by Tom Cruise in 1986's Top Gun. With Top Gun 2 now filming, movie fans will have to wait to see if Cubic will be a co-star in the sequel.
Where else would you rather find Budweiser than Inside the ICE House? Derek Mauk, a Senior Brand Director with Anheuser-Busch InBev, (NYSE:BUD) stopped by to break down the newest addition to the company's Reserve Collection, Freedom Reserve Red Lager. The beer, inspired by George Washington's own recipe, is being brewed in support of veterans with $1 of each case going to Folds of Honor. Learn more here.
Today we welcome Inside the ICE House Stacey Cunningham, the 67th President and first woman to lead the NYSE Group. She started on the Trading Floor, and most recently was the Exchange's COO, where she led the strategy for its equities, equity derivatives and exchange-traded funds businesses. She also spearheaded the roll-out of NYSE's state-of-the-art trading platform NYSE Pillar, one of the most ambitious technology programs ever by a global exchange.
Nearly 40% of US workers, from Uber drivers to skilled freelancers, now make up the gig economy. David Ossip, Chairman & CEO of Ceridian HCM Holding, is on a mission to make work life better for his employees and clients. Coming off a successful IPO in April, David returned to the Exchange to discuss how Ceridian's cloud based platform, Dayforce, allows companies to optimize human capital and employees find work to fit their life.
David Rubenstein, Co-Executive Chairman of The Carlyle Group, served in the Carter Administration before cofounding Carlyle. He joins the podcast to share his plan to sprint to the finish, his thoughts on social mobility, and where he will disperse his wealth. A proponent of Patriotic Philanthropy, Rubenstein is heavily invested in the preservation of the country’s history as Chairman of the Smithsonian and through his personal charitable efforts.
Roger Ibbotson, Chairman and CIO of Zebra Capital Management, visits to talk how his research into behavioral finance reveals the stock market has hot and cold securities. He believes that identifying those cool stocks will provides better returns over the long-term. His firm has partnered with the NYSE to create the NYSE Zebra Edge Index to employ his strategy and help people plan a financial future to not outlive their money.
Vince Birley, CEO of Vident Financial, cofounded Vident to implement his Principled Reasoning Investment Philosophy. He has put that theory to work developing rules-based smart indexes to create an investment method to account for a company’s values in its valuation.
Jessica Lappin, President of the Alliance for Downtown New York, just released a report hot off the presses envisioning how to revitalize the Stock Exchange District, the historic birthplace of the global capitalism. Since 9/11, when security priorities closed the streets, the crossroads lost some of its soul, but the future is bright if Lappin can build on the support she’s galvanized to revitalize the area.
Tim Byun, the Chief Regulatory Officer of OKCOIN, stepped Inside the ICE House to offer his thoughts on where crypto is headed and forecast the regulatory and compliance hurdles arising as the market grows. Today, there are nearly 200 cryptocoin exchanges located around the world and over 4,500 types of cryptocoin. Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) are seeing a dramatic hike: over $2 billion in new ICOs, in March 2018, compared to just $19.5 million in March 2017, according to CoinDesk. Tim Byun helps us understand where the trends are headed.
LIBOR, the London Interbank Offered Rate, has been called “the world’s most important number.” Tim Bowler, President of ICE Benchmark Administration, is responsible for managing ICE LIBOR, along with a slew of other benchmarks including ICE Swap Rate, and the London Bullion Market Association Gold and Silver Prices. Widely used across the globe, LIBOR’s rates underpin between $200-$300 trillion of financial products and serve as a gauge of market expectation regarding central bank interest rates. How LIBOR will evolve in the months ahead is a focus of daily headlines these days, and Tim tells us why.
Smartsheet’s CFO Jennifer Ceran and SVP of Product Gene Farrell, visited the ICE House just minutes after the company started trading on the NYSE to share their IPO journey and what it takes for a company to transition into the public markets. Built on a rock solid culture, Smartsheet has deployed a cloud-based platform that encourages the same type of innovative collaboration for its clients through planning and project management workflows.
Michael Schlein, President and CEO of Accion, visits the ICE House to discussing how fintech, microlending, and seed investment is opening up access to capital and lifting millions across the globe out of poverty. Accion’s mission for the last fifty years has been to give people the financial tools they need to improve their lives and Michael sees fintech as the pathway to an inclusive financial system of the future.
Dr. Adam Back, the co-founder and CEO of Blockstream and the inventor of hashcash, visits the ICE House to discuss his career and the future of the block chain and financial cryptography. Over the last year, we've seen steep run-ups in the price of cryptocurrencies, often followed by precipitous falls. In spite of this extreme volatility, the crypto markets continues to grow and some estimate it could reach a valuation as high as $1 trillion in 2018.
John Doerr, the legendary Kleiner Perkins venture capitalist, has penned what he calls his “love letter to the future.” It’s called “Measure What Matters” and chronicles how everyone from Bill Gates and Bono to the entrepreneurs of a new pizza startup can accelerate their ambitions through “OKRs” or “Objectives and Key Results.” John weaves the stories from his fabled career into practical mentoring of how we can all achieve the best outcomes at work or in life.
Cervantes once said, “Truth will rise above falsehood as oil above water,” and few speak the truth about oil with as much life experience as Ed Morse, Global Head of Commodities Research at Citigroup. With over 45 years of experience in energy markets and international affairs, Ed joins the ICE House to bring us on a journey of how oil moves markets. The price of crude oil and the fundamentals that drive the global oil market are critically important to businesses and consumers around the world, and Ed explains it in a way that we can all understand.
Mark Penn, author of Microtrends Squared, The New Small Forces Driving the Big Disruptions Today, joins the podcast to breakdown the trends that are driving the modern world. Microtrends and countertrends often make up only one percent of the American public, but create massive social movements capable of changing the commercial, political and social landscapes.
Entrepreneurs have a vision for the future. They have the ability to create a movement that radically changes business models and consumer behavior. In this episode, we invite the NYSE’s Jose Cobos back into the ICE House with Tyler Sloat, CFO of our newest tech listing, Zuora, a company that is driving the subscription economy. Coming off a rigorous road show and a successful IPO, Tyler discusses this once in a lifetime experience, including how to prepare for an IPO and grow as a business, while maintaining a strong corporate culture.
Navigating the evolution from being a private company to a public one is never easy. Tech companies from Silicon Valley have their own set of challenges. A trusted guide through the minefield is Jose Cobos, the NYSE’s West Coast-based Head of Technology Capital Markets. A former Navy SEAL and investment banker, Jose leads the Exchange’s efforts to help the next generation of innovators raise capital so they can bring their innovative ideas to the world.
More than one out of every five dollars under professional management in the United States is now being invested according to a sustainable, responsible, and impact investing or SRI strategy. Our guest today, Richard Cea, is leading UBS’s first foray in the U.S. ETF market with a couple ETFs aimed at SRI investors with the launch of InsightShares Patriotic Employers ETF and InsightShares LGBT Employment ETF.
Big Show visited earlier this week to ring the Opening Bell and sat down Inside the ICE House to talk about his efforts to return to the ring in time for WrestleMania 34. Now a Giant with Abs, we talk about the lifestyle changes he made to make sure he will entertain us for years to come. Show talks about his reaction to Bill Simmon’s documentary ‘Andre the Giant’ by HBO Sports, WWE, JMH Films and Ringer Films.
There were a lot of eyes watching as the New York Stock Exchange listed Spotify, the eagerly anticipated introduction of the music platform to the public markets, using a new mechanism called the NYSE Direct Floor Listing. Here with us today on the ICE House is the NYSE&s Global Head of Listings John Tuttle, to break down the Spotify’s direct listing experience and how it all came together.
In the early 2000s, Intercontinental Exchange Chairman and CEO Jeff Sprecher introduced electrification and transparency to the trading of energy commodities. In quick succession, he took on the futures, credit, and equities markets, building ICE from a little known exchange that he paid a dollar for to a global Fortune 500 Company. He joins the podcast to talk about how he did it, and the future of data as the life blood of trading.
Tonight at Citi Field in Queens, it’s Opening Day of the 2018 Season, the 57th for the New York Mets against the St. Louis Cardinals. Building a major league team, season after season, bears striking similarities to trading stocks on the floor of the NYSE, a mix of analytics and human judgement to make the right moves at the right time. The team’s architect, Sandy Alderson comes Inside the ICE House to enlighten us on how he balances the Sabermetrics behind performance and health with real-world chemistry.
A true conversation around the water cooler. Doug Brown, founder & CEO of AquaVenture Holding (NYSE: WAAS), joins the podcast on World Water Day to geek out on all things H2O, from crises facing California, Cape Town and Flint, to new purification technologies that could render the five gallon jug obsolete and allow us to reuse all of the water that flows through our tap. For more information: worldwaterday.org. AquaVenture through its subsidiaries, Seven Seas and Quench, is taking a two prong approach to meet the water challenges of today and the future.
John Lothian, one of the legendary chroniclers of the futures markets as founder and chairman of John Lothian News, joins the podcast from the International Futures Industry Conference to talk the business of futures and commodities. He describes his newest project, CryptoMarketsWiki , that he announced at FIA Boca. John also reflects on the evolution of trading from open outcry to the blockchain and reveals what were the biggest stories he ever broke.
Michael Casey, co-author of The Truth Machine: The Blockchain and the Future of Everything, joins ICE Founder, Chairman and CEO Jeff Sprecher for a conversation recorded at the International Futures Industry Conference. A former Wall Street Journal journalist covering global economics and finance, Casey’s written five books and is now a special advisor at the MIT Media Lab, where he works on applications of the decentralizing technology behind bitcoin and other digital currencies.
Walt Lukken, CEO of the Futures Industry Association, joins the podcast to talk about the future of futures, cryptocurrency, and blockchain from the annual International Futures Industry Conference. FIA brings financial leaders and innovators together to exchange ideas to craft the global derivatives marketplace that underpins the world’s financial activity. Walt also discusses his experience guiding the CFTC through the 2007-2008 Financial Crisis as its Acting Chairman.
Bruce Bond, Co-founder and CEO of Innovator Capital Management, first made his mark in the early 2000s with PowerShares and now he is back in the game. One of the genuine pioneers of the ETF industry joins the podcast to explain why he thinks that “there is so much more that can be done” in ETFs and how he is going to do it.
Jon Steinberg, Founder and CEO of Cheddar, Inc., founded a media company with its anchor studio on the NYSE Trading Floor just two years ago to reach a new generation of business and technology savvy viewers. Now a Fast Company’s Most Innovative Company for two years running, Jon explains how he has broken the classic media mold to reach millions of viewers and what the future is for digital content.
Nancy Mellard, Executive VP and General Counsel for CBIZ’s Benefits & Insurance Services Division, joins the podcast to share her lessons learned, future goals as National Leader of CBIZ’s Women Advantage, and the importance for companies to become change agents. In 2007, the Chairman of CBIZ charged Nancy with starting CBIZ Women’s Advantage, a program to recruit, retain, and develop female talent within CBIZ and support the women employed by the company and across the country.
Carl Quintanilla, anchor of CNBC’s Squawk on the Street, sits down Inside the ICE House to recount his week at the PyongChang Olympics, the debut of new Fed Chair Jay Powell, and Comcast’s aggressive bid for Sky Sports. Marking the sixth anniversary of broadcasting his show from Post 9 at the New York Stock Exchange, Carl traces the arc of his career, tells tales the last five Olympics he’s covered, and shares the only way he knows to beat Jim Cramer to breaking business news in the early morning hours.
Kenny Polcari, Managing Director for O’Neill Securities, ventures Inside the ICE House to give listeners a behind-the-scenes look at how the capital markets function from his unique perch on the NYSE Trading Floor. Over four decades, Kenny has had a front row seat for the transformation of the NYSE, from paper slips to today’s hi-speed trading, and a life’s worth of memorable moments both high and low. Kenny also talks about Headstrong, the charitable organization that he and his wife, Evelyn, a former broker herself, help lead to support veterans suffering from the hidden wounds of war.
Austin Dillon, driver of the #3 Dow Chevrolet for Richard Childress Racing (RCR), steps Inside the ICE House to break down his recent triumph at the Daytona 500 and the next chapter for the storied legacy #3, written 20 years after Dale Earnhardt won the Great American Race in the same ride. Host Josh King and Austin talk about the business of NASCAR and its unique link between fans, sponsors, and drivers.
Joe Plumeri, former Chairman and CEO of Willis Group and currently Vice Chairman of First Data Corp. (NYSE:FDC), and the bestselling author of The Power of Being Yourself, got his start at a small Wall Street brokerage that grew into what is today Citigroup, beginning a career in financial services now well into its fifth decade. Now, Joe is facing what may be his biggest challenge as Executive Chairman of CASA, the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse where he’s taking on the nation’s crippling opioid epidemic. Joe joins us Inside the ICE House to share the journey that brought him from the Bell Podium of the New York Stock Exchange to the visionary purpose that drives him today.
Anyone who has watched The New York Stock Exchange’s Opening Bell has seen NYSE President Tom Farley standing on the Bell Podium next to a jubilant CEO. Tom joins the premiere episode of the ICE House podcast to open a window into the Exchange’s history, and what happens on the famous floor between the opening and closing bells. In this episode, Tom talks about becoming the second youngest person in history to head the Exchange and shares his thoughts on the future of the capital markets.
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