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Revamping Nasdaq’s Tech Approach – Lars Ottersgård, Nasdaq Standard

After Adena Friedman became Nasdaq’s CEO at the end of 2016, the exchange group’s management team evaluated where would be best to invest moving forward. One decision out of that process was to shift to becoming more of a fully integrated, cloud-enabled managed services provider. The plan came together in 2017. 2018 is the year for execution. In this video from JLN’s annual series with industry leaders, Nasdaq’s EVP and Head of Market Technology Lars Ottersgård talks about machine learning, data governance, parimutuel technology and cloud computing. Produced by Mike Forrester Interview by Spencer Doar

The Spread – Week of 4/16 to 4/20 Standard

The options industry just got a new jewel – MIAX announced it would launch MIAX Emerald last week. For more on that and other stories from last week, check out this new edition of The Spread. Below are stories referenced in this week’s episode:  CityLab – Study: People Take More Risks at Lofty Building Heights MIAX – Miami International Holdings to Launch  New Options Exchange, MIAX Emerald Bloomberg – VIX Rigging Talk Erupts on Wall Street After Another Wild Swing Reuters – Manipulation of Europe’s stocks volatility gauge ‘very unlikely’ OIC – OIC Homepage Produced by Mike Forrester

Cybersecurity and Technology Upgrades – John Davidson, OCC Standard

The OCC is in the process of making what is a big decision for a systemically important financial market utility (SIFMU) – how to best upgrade a tech stack responsible for clearing millions of options and futures contracts daily. In this video from JLN’s annual series with industry leaders, OCC President and Chief Operating Officer John Davidson talks about how the OCC is weighing its cloud vendor options, addressing cybersecurity concerns and the regulatory initiatives on the road ahead.   Produced by Mike Forrester Interview by Spencer Doar

“What’s New is Old and What’s Old is New” – Fred Grede, Bcause Standard

Bcause aims to be a full cryptocurrency ecosystem – mining, spot trading and derivatives trading  all in one place. In this video from JLN’s annual series with industry leaders, Bcause President and CEO Fred Grede talks about setting up operations, customer demand and the parallels between cryptocurrency infrastructure and the development of the futures industry.   Produced by Mike Forrester Interview by Spencer Doar

Cross-Border Concerns – Jonathan Jachym, LSEG Standard

When Jonathan Jachym started at the London Stock Exchange Group stateside about three years ago, there were some 250 employees, most based in new York. Now, the group’s head of North American regulatory strategy and government relations has some 700 U.S.-based coworkers in six different locations. The personnel growth was matched in 2017 with revenue up across all core businesses, with its FTSE Russell and LCH arms doing particularly well. In this video from JLN’s annual series with industry leaders, Jachym talks about compression becoming a natural part of a swap’s trading life cycle, how the group benefits from passive…

Fracking, Ags and Africa – Julie Lerner, PanXchange Standard

After a pilot and proof of concept in agricultural products, PanXchange, a platform for OTC physical commodities, believes it has found a differentiating product – frac sand. The frac sand, or proppant, platform launched in October 2017. In this video from JLN’s annual series with industry leaders, PanXchange CEO Julie Lerner talks about other niche markets the exchange has its eyes on and the challenges of disrupting the status quo. Produced by Mike Forrester Interview by Spencer Doar

Leveling the Clearing Field – Patrick Tessier, Minium Standard

Why can’t banks and brokers use the same sort of technology that clearinghouses have access to? Minium, the new client clearing focused subsidiary of Cinnober, is looking to address that very question. In this video from JLN’s annual series with industry leaders, Patrick Tessier, Minium’s chief operating officer, talks about its early growth, bringing better clearing capabilities to the sell side and the decision to go with a cloud solution.   Produced by Mike Forrester Interview by Spencer Doar

The Spread – Week of 4/9 to 4/13 and 4/16 Standard

Don’t be confused! The plaintiff in the Cboe VIX manipulation suit is named Spencer, but has nothing to do with the host of “The Spread.” That, and more, gets cleared up in this week’s options news recap.  The following are stories referenced this week:  Crain’s Chicago Business – How the wrong bet on market volatility annihilated this mutual fund Class Action Complaint, Northern District of Illinois – Bueno vs. Cboe Financial Times – How a volatility virus infected Wall Street PRNewswire – MIAX Options and T3 Index to Launch SPIKES Volatility Index; Proprietary Products to Follow on MIAX Exchanges Business Insider –…

Revitalizing the IPO – Romnesh Lamba, HKEX Standard

Hong Kong, usually a leader in the IPO space, had a bit of an off year in 2017. Romnesh Lamba, HKEX’s co-head of market development, thinks 2018 will be an evolutionary year for HKEX as it plans to loosen its listing rules.   In this video from JLN’s annual series with industry leaders, Lamba talks about China policy, Alibaba and the exchange’s stock and bond connect programs. Produced by Mike Forrester Interview by Spencer Doar