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John Lothian Newsletter: CFTC Proposes Measure to Keep Futures and Swaps User Collateral Safer; Regulators say bitcoin poses ‘financial stability risks’; 7 major financial institutions join forces to develop blockchain infrastructure for SME post-trade John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read Bits & PiecesJLN Staff We are a day away from the big U.K. referendum to decide whether or not Britain should remain in the European Union. Have you participated in any of the numerous pre-vote polls out there? Well, here’s your chance, compliments of our friends at Trading Technologies. Click HERE to play. In the demographic survey we conducted earlier this year, one of the questions asked participants whether they would be interested in joining a focus group to help advise us on some elements of our newsletters and sites. Later today we are asking the focus group…

John Lothian Newsletter: National Stock Exchange relaunches, aims to shake up U.S. industry; ASX eyes ‘blockchain’ for risk management of market trades; OPEC Sees Demand for Its Crude Oil Falling for Rest of Decade John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read MF Global Advocate Koutoulas At Center Of Controversy Again By Mark Melin – Value Walk Until recently, the derivatives industry was most often ignored, overlooked and dismissed as too complex or arcane to warrant attention in the mainstream. For many who worked deep in the industry, this was just fine. They didn’t seek the limelight or public acclaim. But scandals such as the $1.6 billion disappearance of funds in the MF Global case and a stunning if oddball fraud and suicide attempt at Peregrine Financial Group (PFG) put the industry and its regulators into the limelight. Now that…

John Lothian Newsletter: Australian exchange launches technology overhaul; CFTC Reviews Retail Forex-Trading Rules Following FXCM Debacle; Global Oil Layoffs Exceed 100,000 John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read Bubble Talk: Jose Scheinkman and the CME Group-MSRI Innovation Award Seminar JohnLothianNews.com On Monday morning, February 9, 2015, the CME Group-MSRI Prize in Innovative Quantitative Applications was awarded to Jose Scheinkman, economics professor at Columbia and Princeton Universities and one of the world’s leading experts on financial modeling. Since much of his recent work is centered on friction in the financial markets, Monday’s award ceremony was preceded by a seminar titled “Bubbles in the Markets: Why Do They Form, When Do They Burst?” At the conclusion of the ceremony, Prof. Scheinkman sat down with John Lothian News editor-at-large…

John Lothian Newsletter: Germany, France seek to revive transaction tax plan; CME Group and ASX in talks over clearing link; EU lawmakers delay money market, benchmark rules John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read Brand New: Craig Donohue takes the reins at OCC JohnLothianNews.com In January, Craig Donohue returned to the financial industry as the new executive chairman of the OCC, the world’s largest clearing house. Donohue, who stepped away from the financial markets after 25 years and the CEO post at the CME Group, spoke with Jim Kharouf, editor-in- chief of John Lothian News about why he took the job, governance issues at the organization as well as where the OCC may be heading next. Watch the video » ++++ In Case You Missed It – JLN Managed Futures John Lothian…

John Lothian Newsletter: Australia exchange to tap SE Asia market; SIP Up for Bid; U.S. securities watchdog to monitor off-exchange stock trading John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read Open for Business: Tech Drives the Transition to SEFs JohnLothianNews.com The Swap Execution Facility was given life by the Dodd-Frank Act. After three years of meetings, rule proposals comments, and more meetings, the final SEF rules were published by the CFTC in mid-2013 and trading has commenced on 18 registered SEFs. John Lothian News attended SEFCON IV and interviewed a dozen of the leading SEF operators, regulators and other participants to bring you this three part series on SEF regulation, the changing market structure and the new technology required to make it all happen. Part three of the…

John Lothian Newsletter: Banks Consider New Corporate-Bond Trading Network; CME Group hears complaints, may tweak planned fee hikes; ASX System Error Forces Chi-X to Delay Start of Auction Product John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read Timothy Lothian Takes a Stand as an Eagle Scout Yesterday my Boy Scout Troop and family held an Eagle Court of Honor for my son Tim. It was was quite an affair of family, friends, scouts, scouters and lots of memories. It was just like holding a wedding, but without the other side. Part of the tradition in our Troop, when a Scout is so honored at an Eagle Court of Honor, is for the Eagle Scout to give a gift to the troop. In our troop, each Scout gives a flag to the troop which has significant…

JLN Options: Stock-Market Volatility Bets at Record Amid Fed Concern: Options Newsletter,Options

Commentary & Insight Justin Llewellyn-Jones of Fidessa Talks ISVs, Regulation & TechnologyMarketsWiki.tv Justin Llewellyn-Jones, chief operating officer of Fidessa, thinks globally and well, acts globally too. Llewellyn-Jones spoke with JLN editor-in-chief Jim Kharouf about how Fidessa is adapting to the new global marketplace and the demand for multi-asset class platforms and networks. Watch the video » Lead Stories Stock-Market Volatility Bets at Record Amid Fed Concern: OptionsCecile Vannucci & Nikolaj Gammeltoft, BloombergWidening swings in U.S. shares have prompted options (VXX) traders to make unprecedented bets on equity volatility, pushing bullish and bearish contracts to records amid concern the Federal Reserve…

John Lothian Newsletter: ASX plans rights issue to meet new capital rules; NYSE Euronext appoints Eric Forest as Chairman and CEO of EnterNext; European swaps reporting deadline facing further delays John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

Australia’s stock exchange goes on a capital-raising mission. NYSE Euronext picks a CEO for their new EnterNext venture. Regulatory reform in Europe is said to have hit a roadblock as underfunded regulators and industry opposition takes its toll.

John Lothian Newsletter: German Cabinet To Agree Tougher Rules On HFT; Ukraine, CME In Talks On Maize, Barley And Sunseed Futures; Nasdaq Product Head Departs For Start-Up John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

Germany reveals cabinet plans to approve a draft law today that tightens up controls for high-frequency trading.  Ukraine and CME Group discuss the possibility of launching new agricultural products for trading. Nasdaq OMX’s European head of product management has elected to step down and start a new consulting firm. In First Read today, take a look at the details for Rocktoberfest New York & Chicago, a charity event that features hot music to help people gain mobility.  Also, you’ve got one more chance to take a look at JLN’s three most recent interviews: Steven Crutchfield of NYSE Euronext; Ryan McElvogue…