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Monthly Archives: November 2011

Interview: Pat Read, Head of Derivatives at ITG Standard

Pat Read joined ITG in 2007, when ITG acquired Red Sky, where he was managing director and co-head of business development. He recently sat down with JLN Options editor Sarah Rudolph to discuss what’s new with ITG and how the company has integrated Red Sky into its operations. Q: Can you talk a bit about what technology services ITG provides? A: ITG has been a leader in the agency-only brokerage space since its inception in 1987, when it rolled out the POSIT crossing network. It has continued to push forward primarily in the institutional equities space. It began its life…

CME Group Waives Transfer Fees for November Standard

On November 30, the CME Group sent the following notice to clearing member firms: In consideration of the extraordinary volume of account transfers related to the MF Global Inc. bankruptcy, CME Group is waiving all transfer fees for the month of November. This waiver is not limited to the initial MF Global bulk transfers only. […]

MF Global News (11/30/11 AM) Standard

The latest news on the MF Global bankruptcy and fallout, published in the John Lothian Newsletter (subscribe here) the morning of November 30, 2011. In the wake of the MF Global bankruptcy, John Lothian Newsletter has created a special section on JohnLothianNewsletter.com devoted to news, information and commentary. The section features archived news stories featured in the John Lothian […]

Statement from the Office of the Trustee for the Liquidation of MF Global Inc. Standard

On November 29, the Office of the Trustee for the Liquidation of MF Global Inc. released the following statement: New York, New York – James W. Giddens, the Trustee for the liquidation of MF Global Inc., today filed an expedited motion with the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York seeking approval of a […]

MF Global News (11/29/11 AM) Standard

The latest news on the MF Global bankruptcy and fallout, published in the John Lothian Newsletter (subscribe here) the morning of November 29, 2011. In the wake of the MF Global bankruptcy, John Lothian Newsletter has created a special section on JohnLothianNewsletter.com devoted to news, information and commentary. The section features archived news stories featured in the John Lothian […]

MF Global News (11/28/11 AM) Standard

The latest news on the MF Global bankruptcy and fallout, published in the John Lothian Newsletter (subscribe here) the morning of November 28, 2011. In the wake of the MF Global bankruptcy, John Lothian Newsletter has created a special section on JohnLothianNewsletter.com devoted to news, information and commentary. The section features archived news stories featured in the John Lothian […]

MF Global News (11/25/11 AM) Standard

The latest news on the MF Global bankruptcy and fallout, published in the John Lothian Newsletter (subscribe here) the morning of November 25, 2011. In the wake of the MF Global bankruptcy, John Lothian Newsletter has created a special section on JohnLothianNewsletter.com devoted to news, information and commentary. The section features archived news stories featured in the John Lothian […]

Interview: Daniel Friel, Chief Information Officer of ISE Standard

The International Securities Exchange (ISE) launched its new options trading system on Deutsche Börse Group‘s Optimise trading architecture on April 11, 2011. The rollout of the new system concluded on July 25. At the beginning of November, ISE completed the most recent upgrade to its new trading system based on the Optimise trading architecture. Technology Release 1.6 is the second major enhancement to the system since the completion of its initial rollout in July 2011. JLN Options editor Sarah Rudolph spoke with Daniel Friel, ISE’s Chief Information Officer, about the implementation and upgrade of Optimise and how it has helped…

Jim Falvey – Derivatives Attorney Standard

Jim Falvey

Jim Falvey has been an attorney in the exchange and FCM space for over 15 years. He has served as general counsel of Eurex US and IntercontinentalExchange, as assistant general counsel for CME Group and, most recently, as general counsel and corporate secretary of R.J. O’Brien & Associates. He also sits on the advisory board of CMDirect, a web-based commodity trading platform. John Lothian News editor-at-large Doug Ashburn spoke with Falvey about the MF Global bankruptcy, the Volcker Rule, protection of segregated funds, conflicts of interest, and other compliance issues related to the Dodd-Frank Act.

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