Laura Oatney is a financial services professional and freelance journalist. She is a veteran futures market compliance, educator, marketing and communication specialist. She was a member of the MarketsWiki Development Team from 2007 to 2010, and returned to the John Lothian News team in 2021 as a contributing editor.
Oatney joined the MarketsWiki development team early in the project. She came to the team from the CME Group, where she was responsible for delivering Web cast programming.
While at NFA, she participated in discussions at the White House that resulted in the formation of an alliance of organizations formed to combat telemarketing fraud.
While at Lind-Waldock, Oatney edited the book "The Complete Guide to Futures Trading: What You Need to Know About the Risks and Rewards" and wrote the chapter "The Business of Futures, Who Does What."
Oatney has an undergraduate degree in Spanish and a master of library science degree from Indiana University. She also has a master of science in communications from Northwestern University and she is a graduate of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's Institute for organization management, a four-year non-profit leadership training program delivered at the University of Notre Dame.
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