Don Wilson shared his perspective this week as guest editor of the John Lothian News daily newsletter. As a trader, industry leader, sailor and philanthropist, he had a lot to cover.
Monday, February 29: Protecting Market Principles
Don Wilson calls upon the industry to stay true to the principles of transparency and integrity in the markets and elaborates on how these principles sustain well-functioning markets.
Tuesday, March 1: Getting My Start
When Don started in the industry, he traded in the pits of the CME during the day and wrote risk software at night in his Chicago studio apartment, learning all he could. But his greatest lesson happened on day when he took a big hit.
Wednesday, March 2: Risk vs Reward - In the Markets and On the Water Did you know Don Wilson is a competitive sailor? He founded the Chicago Match Race, and was the force behind bringing the Louis Vuitton America's Cup World Series to Chicago. Don Wilson sees a clear parallel between sailing and trading in risk versus reward.
Thursday, March 3: The Power of an Education In 2012, DRW partnered with the Noble Network of Charter Schools to open DRW College Prep. Don Wilson recognizes these inspiring students who engage in rigorous academics, act with integrity and "chase down" college.
Friday, March 4: Looking Ahead In the final installment, Don Wilson takes on the unintended consequences of regulation in the markets and the ways the industry is innovating in response to challenges.