Douglas Ashburn is vice president and editor-at-large at John Lothian News. He also serves as a lead project manager for MarketsReformWiki, the regulatory website launched by John J. Lothian & Company, Inc. in February 2011.
MarketsReformWiki is specifically dedicated to tracking and archiving of all information related to regulatory reform in the U.S., Europe and Asia. The site  features a comprehensive aggregation of financial regulatory rulemakings, video content, commentary and insight, comment letters, hearings and testimony.
Ashburn, a 20-plus year veteran of the Chicago financial markets, provides editorial support for the JLN Managed Futures Newsletter and other John Lothian News properties.
In 2012 and 2013, he served as editor of Intelligent Risk, a quarterly publication of PRMIA, the Professional Risk Managers' International Association.
Ashburn has been a foreign exchange options and futures trader at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange since the early 1990s. He has traded for an international banking institution, has been a partner in small- and mid-tier trading groups, and has traded as an independent forex market maker. In 2006, he earned the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst designation from the CAIA Association. He is also a member of the Professional Risk Managers' International Association (PRMIA).
Douglas A. Ashburn - NFA ID 0231023
MarketsWiki Education The Financial Industry, a Novel Idea - World Of Opportunity - Chicago 2013
“There’s plenty of room to grow from here; there are lots of opportunities for people to actually still write these rules and also people who can innovate. We need innovators..”~Doug Ashburn
It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. For the financial industry, the implementation of Dodd-Frank would become a game changer. Doug Ashburn of John J. Lothian & Company gives an abridged history of the financial industry and touches on how regulation has impacted the global markets. Ashburn gives insight on the effects new regulation may have on the upcoming generation of business professionals, and encourages students that the industry is not just for those with business or finance degrees. Keeping with his literary theme, Ashburn concludes by saying that there are still many chapters left to be written, and there is plenty of room for more voices.
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Ashburn can be reached via e-mail at email@example.com.
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