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Korea Exchange’s Jae-Joon Lim Discusses OTC Clearing and Kospi Contracts Standard

Jae-Joon Lim

Jae-Joon Lim is director, business development at Korea Exchange, home of the most traded contract in the world, the Kospi futures and options. At the 2012 Emerging Manager Forum in London, Lim discussed the Kospi, as well as OTC clearing of Korean yun denominated interest rate swaps, due to launch this fall. Interview by John Lothian News editor-in-chief Jim Kharouf.

Cinnober CEO Javier Tordable Discusses the Company’s Recent Partnerships Standard

Javier Tordable

Javier Tordable, who took the CEO post at Cinnober in March, has inked notable trading platform, clearing and surveillance technology deals with the Dubai Gold & Commodities Exchange (DGCX) and The Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET). This week, the firm announced a deal to provide clearing technology for the London Metal Exchange (LME). In our recent interview during the FIA-FOA International Derivatives Expo in London, Tordable talks about the DGCX deal, the acquisition of Nomura’s Swedish technology development center in Umeå, Sweden, as well as where technology is heading. Interview by John Lothian News editor-in-chief Jim Kharouf.

John Lothian Discusses Business Ethics on Chicago Tonight Standard

From Chicago Tonight: A spate of financial scandals has created a crisis of confidence among many investors. We delve into the murky world of business ethics on Chicago Tonight at 7:00 pm. Check out the “Business Scandals of the 21st Century” interactive timeline feature on the Chicago Tonight website.

Kevin Cook of Autumn Capital Partners Discusses Common Pitfalls for Emerging Managers Standard

Kevin Cook

Kevin Cook, partner at Autumn Capital Partners, a UK-based consulting firm for hedge funds and CTAs, discusses common pitfalls for emerging managers and the outlook for the managed futures space at the Emerging Manager Forum in London. Cook presented “The Top 10 Reasons Emerging Managers Fail” at the conference. Interview by John Lothian News editor-in-chief Jim Kharouf. **Special thanks to Bucky Isaacson and Frank Pusateri for their help and to the May Fair Hotel, for use of their facilities

Charlotte Crosswell Talks About The New NASDAQ OMX NLX Standard

The interest rate market will get some more competition at the end of the year with the launch of the NASDAQ OMX NLX futures exchange. JLN editor-in-chief Jim Kharouf spoke with exchange CEO Charlotte Crosswell, at IDX 2012 in London, about the new exchange’s move into euro and sterling-based short-term interest rate and long-term interest rate contracts, the trading and clearing platform and who will be participating in the new market.

James Gellert of Rapid Ratings International Discusses MF Global & Credit Ratings Regulation Standard

James Gellert

James Gellert is Chairman and CEO of Rapid Ratings International, a financial services company that uses a proprietary quantitative system to rate the financial health of corporations and financial institutions. The company’s user-based compensation model offers an alternative to the “company pays” model used by NRSROs such as Standard & Poor’s, Moody’s and Fitch. Gellert spoke with John Lothian News Editor-at-Large Doug Ashburn about Rapid Ratings’ “user-pays” model, its early warning on MF Global, and credit ratings regulation under Dodd-Frank.

Phil Flynn of The Price Futures Group Discusses the Outlook for Natural Gas & Carbon Markets Standard

Phil Flynn

Phil Flynn has followed the energy markets for more than two decades and recently joined The Price Futures Group as a senior market analyst. He spoke with JLN Environmental/Energy editor Jim Kharouf about the outlook for natural gas, shale gas and Canada’s oil sands. Flynn also gave his thoughts on the future of the carbon market and the US energy mix.

NYSE Liffe U.S. Takes on Fed Funds & LIBOR Standard

GCF Repo Index

With interest rates hovering around zero, with no lift in sight, the overnight rates market has been looking for new instruments that better reflect the market. NYSE Liffe U.S. is trying to fill that demand with its new General Collateral Finance or GCF Repo Index futures contract. The new contract, which will compete with the Fed Funds futures and LIBOR, is designed by DTCC for NYSE Liffe U.S. and is set to launch on July 16th. JLN editor-in-chief Jim Kharouf reports on NYSE Liffe U.S.’s recent introduction of the new contract in Chicago.

Per Sjöberg of TriOptima Discusses the Changing Regulatory Environment & Portfolio Reconciliation & Compression Standard

Per Sjoberg

The ongoing regulatory overhaul is forcing more firms to find ways to reduce risk and improve capital efficiencies. TriOptima has been working with firms on both issues using its triResolve service for portfolio reconciliation and triReduce services, for portfolio compression. The firm’s services have helped terminate over $110 trillion total notional volume in interest rate swaps since 2008. Per Sjöberg, group chief executive officer of TriOptima, spoke recently with JLN’s Jim Kharouf about the changing landscape.