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Anthony Lazzara – Lido Isle Advisors Standard

Anthony Lazzara is co-founder and principal of Lido Isle Advisors, LLC., responsible for selecting and allocating to commodity trading advisors on behalf of the company’s clients. He spoke with JLN Managed Futures editor Jim Kharouf about what he looks for in CTAs today, which sectors of CTAs are doing well in this environment and what the CTA space needs to do to expand. Disclaimer: Futures and options trading involve risk. Past results are no indication of future performance.

Lauren Teigland-Hunt – Teigland-Hunt LLP Standard

Lauren Teigland-Hunt is managing director of Teigland-Hunt LLP, a law firm based in New York which focuses on U.S. commodities law and regulation. She advises financial institutions and buy side firms on regulatory issues related to derivative transactions and acts as counsel to several ISDA drafting committees. John Lothian News Editor-in-Chief Jim Kharouf spoke with Teigland-Hunt about documentation standards for cleared swap transactions (Section 731 of the Dodd-Frank Act), the FCM “agency model” imposed by sections 723 and 724 of the Dodd-Frank Act, and the first iteration of a standard execution agreement for cleared swaps, released by FIA and ISDA in June 2011.

Alice Botis – Fidessa Standard

Alice Botis

Alice Botis‘ experience spans from being the first female NASDAQ market maker to heading up Latin American business development for Fidessa. She sat down with John Lothian News editor Jessica Titlebaum to discuss the high frequency trading environment in Latin America, how the MILA initiative (otherwise known as the Integrated Latin American Market) is impacting growth in the region and how the industry has changed for women in this global marketplace.

Allan Horwich – Schiff Hardin LLP Standard

Allan Horwich

Allan Horwich, partner at Schiff Hardin LLP and senior lecturer at the Northwestern University School of Law, talked to John Lothian News (JLN) web content editor Nicole V. Rohr about SEC enforcement provisions that passed with the signing of the Dodd-Frank financial reform bill. Horwich explains the SEC’s expanded rights and responsibilities, and how budgetary constraints are affecting the Commission’s ability to bring cases. On September 30, 2011, the Wall Street Journal published an article concerning securities violation suits filed by the SEC, and overall changes to the SEC’s enforcement strategy.

Jay Feuerstein – 2100 Xenon Standard

Jay Feuerstein

Jay Feuerstein is chief executive officer and chief investment officer of 2100 Xenon, the managed futures affiliate of Old Mutual Asset Management. From January through August 2011, its managed futures program was up 13.83 percent, while its Global Long/Short Fixed Income program rose 8 percent, outpacing the BarclayHedge CTA Index, down 0.51 percent through August. JLN Managed Futures editor Jim Kharouf spoke with Feuerstein about 2100 Xenon, market volatility, challenges in the CTA space and where his firm got its name. Disclaimer: Futures and options trading involve risk. Past results are no indication of future performance.

Gary Delany – Options Industry Council (OIC) Standard

Gary Delany

JLN Options editor Sarah Rudolph sat down with Gary Delany, Director of European Marketing and Education for the Options Industry Council (OIC), to discuss some of the findings of the study, “European Demand for U.S. Listed Equity Options,” including identifying the biggest users of US options and the barriers to trading. The OIC commissioned study conducted by the TABB Group found strong European demand for US listed options. The study included interviews with 29 participants from a cross section of US and European firms active in the US listed options industry, including broker-dealers, market makers, data providers, hedge funds, and…

FIA Panel: Perspectives on High-Frequency Trading and its Overall Impact on the Market (Part 1/3) Standard

FIA HFT Panel

Part one of the FIA’s Perspectives on High-Frequency Trading and its Overall Impact on the Market. [Part 2]  [Part 3] September 1, 2011 – The Union League Club – Chicago Event Description: Since the introduction of faster speeds, smarter algorithms and real-time data, the financial markets have emerged with increased opportunities and innovative challenges. While some believe the high barriers to entry decrease diversity, others say high-frequency trading increases liquidity, narrows spreads and enhances market efficiency. With a panel of industry experts, the FIA IT Division sets out to reveal the overall impact of high-frequency trading, explore common misconceptions and…

FIA Panel: Perspectives on High-Frequency Trading and its Overall Impact on the Market (Part 2/3) Standard

FIA HFT Panel

Part two of the FIA’s Perspectives on High-Frequency Trading and its Overall Impact on the Market. [Part 1]  [Part 3] September 1, 2011 – The Union League Club – Chicago Event Description: Since the introduction of faster speeds, smarter algorithms and real-time data, the financial markets have emerged with increased opportunities and innovative challenges. While some believe the high barriers to entry decrease diversity, others say high-frequency trading increases liquidity, narrows spreads and enhances market efficiency. With a panel of industry experts, the FIA IT Division sets out to reveal the overall impact of high-frequency trading, explore common misconceptions and…