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A Former Top Wall Street Regulator Turns to the Blockchain John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read Hits & Takes JLN Staff JLN Readers interested in the Crypto Evolved event in New York on June 27 from Viable Markets may receive a 10% discount when they register using THIS LINK  before April 30th. Limit of 50 tickets at that price.~JJL The SEC tracks the number of cyber actions it has taken since 2012. To date, it has opened 15 digital currency/ICO cases, 13 trading suspension cases, 4 hacking/insider trading cases, 4 market manipulation cases, 3 account intrusion cases and 2 customer information safeguard cases.~JK Business Insider reported “Being outside can improve memory, fight depression, and…

“What’s New is Old and What’s Old is New” – Fred Grede, Bcause Feature,Mwiki,Video,video

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

LSE Hires Goldman’s Schwimmer as CEO, Ending Long Search John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

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First Read Hits & Takes JLN Staff The London Stock Exchange Group has appointed the American Goldman Sachs banker David Schwimmer as chief executive officer.~JJL The World Federation of Exchanges’ IOMA Conference 2018 in Chicago is the organization’s 35th such event, with exchanges, clearinghouses and market participants from around the world attending. OCC is the event host. Yesterday’s sessions included a panel hosted by JLN’s Jim Kharouf on Brexit, which featured Judith Hardt, from the Swiss Finance Council, Stephen Fischer from Blackrock and Erik Müller of Eurex Clearing. Erik seemed the most happy about Brexit. Judith was neutral.~JK OCC CEO…

Big bank tech arms race; South Korea Detains Crypto Execs; Rival Fidessa acquisition bidders ION and SS&C John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read Hits & Takes JLN Staff Euronext celebrated the 40th anniversary of its options exchange in Amsterdam yesterday. In conjunction, they also celebrated Drumming Day, a centuries old tradition commemorating the bravery of an orphaned boy who saved Amsterdam’s stock exchange from the Spanish during the Eighty Years’ War.~JJL It’s not surprising that once volatility returns, the media starts to cover options markets more. As such, yesterday’s JLN Options newsletter was chock full of content, including background on the Greek general Thucydides, an IP spat, convexity, unprepared traders and a dig at David Einhorn’s confusion over why his fund…

Ready to Follow Through – Chris Concannon, Cboe Feature,Mwiki,Video,video

CBOE and Bats officially became Cboe Global Markets in 2017, which meant much of the year was spent laying the foundations for further integration. Of course, there was also the under-the-radar launch of a crypto futures product, too. In this video from JLN’s annual series with industry leaders, Chris Concannon, Cboe’s President and COO, talks about complex order book functionality, the future of a crypto ecosystem at Cboe, how Cboe prepared for more technology migrations on its exchanges and more.

What the World’s Governments Are Saying About Cryptocurrencies John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read Hits & Takes JLN Staff A young man from my church is going to graduate from college in May and is looking to embark on the beginning of his career in finance. He eventually wants to work in the hedge fund area. I told him there are many paths to get there. He is an outstanding young man, an Eagle Scout from a good family and already dresses like he could be a London banker. He is the founder and president of his college’s investment club and finance director for a consulting company and his college fraternity. If…

2017’s Low Volatility Was Not a Problem – Julie Winkler, CME Feature,Mwiki,Video,video

The industry will remember 2017 for the lack of volatility in markets despite global geopolitical uncertainty. But as the CME Group’s many new volume records show, that low vol regime didn’t seem to hurt the demand for risk mitigation on its platforms. In this second video of JLN’s annual series with industry leaders, CME Chief Commercial Officer Julie Winkler talks about the successful return of the Russell 2000 suite of products (CME’s largest sales campaign to date), the launch of bitcoin futures, the upcoming launch of the exchange’s Secured Overnight Financing Rate (SOFR) futures and the continuing issues with the…

Bank of America ‘systematically’ misled clients about stock trades John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read Hits & Takes JLN Staff Robby Lothian is home from the hospital and doing well. Thank you for the notes and prayers.~JJL My three nephews collaborated on a music video in support of the March For Our Lives movement. Here is Andrew Lothian’s “Good Guy with a Gun” music video.~JJL Our first video from the FIA International Conference in Boca Raton, FL is with Garry Jones, the former CEO of NYSE LIFFE and the LME. Jones is now done with his garden leave and looking for his next challenges. We picked his brain about Brexit, bitcoin and China….

Brexit, Bitcoin and Benchmarks – Garry Jones Commentary,Feature,Mwiki,Video,video

Former Liffe and LME CEO Garry Jones kicks off JLN’s annual series of interviews with industry leaders at FIA Boca. In this year’s series of some 20 videos, executives from exchanges, fintech companies and service providers give their outlook on the coming year and state of the industry.  Jones, no longer under his LME non-compete, talks about the challenge of Brexit, the hurdles facing cryptocurrency trading in Europe and the potential effects of new Chinese product launches on global benchmarks.  Produced by Mike Forrester Interview by John Lothian