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John Lothian Newsletter: Chicago jury convicts trader in widely watched ‘spoofing’ case; Probe Widens Into Treasury Debt Auctions; Everything in the market is more dangerous than it used to be Newsletter,Regulation

First Read ++++ FIA Expo 2015 is underway! Doug Ashburn – JLN The derivatives world has once again descended upon Chicago for the 31st Annual FIA Expo. As you can see from the above photo (taken last night at SunGard’s afterparty at Moe’s Cantina), we can expect a full house. The three-day event, November 3-5, will be held once again at the Hilton Chicago, 720 S. Michigan Ave. Today’s highlights include the ever-popular exchange leaders panel, a keynote luncheon featuring bestselling author and innovative thinker Steven Johnson, and a dozen panels covering global regulation, commodities, technology and more. Be sure…

John Lothian Newsletter: Hillary Clinton to Propose High-Frequency Trading Tax, Volcker Rule Changes; Regulatory delays weigh on CME’s European clearing house; ICE selected to operate ISDA margin utility John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read Fitch Learning Appoints Diane Saucier as Client Relationship Manager in Chicago Press Release Fitch Learning is pleased to announce the appointment of Diane Saucier as Client Relationship Manager, based in Chicago. jlne.ws/1Omu5ET ***** WILD president and John J. Lothian & Company, Inc. advisory committee member opens up a new role for Fitch Learning. ++++ Citadel’s Ken Griffin Settles Divorce Case By ROB COPELAND, WSJ Billionaire hedge-fund manager Kenneth Griffin settled his closely-watched divorce case, shortly before his wife was expected to testify publicly. jlne.ws/1GxSUWA ****** Thank goodness this is over and Ken can go back to buying overpriced…

John Lothian Newsletter: Asset Managers Team Up to Develop Standards for Dark Pools; INTL FCStone president to step down; No Escape for China Hedge Funds Overwhelmed by Stocks Crash John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read Bits & Pieces By John J. Lothian Our condolences to McGladrey partner John Hague on the passing of his wife, Carrie Pruchnik Hague. Mrs. Hague passed away over the weekend. Visitation details are here Our friends at Phillip Capital are looking for a vice president of risk management. I can send you the job description if you are interested, just email me. Kristen Wiberg is now a sales manager with Algomi, an information matching service for the fixed income market. She can be reached at kristen.wiberg@algomi.com Advantage Futures quarterly magazine, InsideAdvantage is available here Did I mention that…

John Edge, RRVIG – Timing is Everything Financials,Interview,Options,Special Report,Tech / HFT,Video

“If you rang up a bank and said, ‘Look, I really understand blockchain, I understand bitcoin, I’ve been to these talks and I think it’s very interesting for OTC markets, because OTC markets don’t have a register of securities’ — there aren’t enough people doing this. There are more banks that want people and less people doing it.” To John Edge, managing partner at RRVIG, the current technological climate represents a chance for young people to jump into financial markets if they can demonstrate mastery of digital innovations, specifically blockchain, “which no one understands in any sense.” As the industry…

John Lothian Newsletter: One of the Few Outspoken Speed Traders Says He’s Leaving IMC; LSE sale of Russell asset manager stalled; ICE nears Singapore launch as profit tops views John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read ++++ MarketsWiki Summer Intern Series, Chicago 2015 – Day Two Sarah Rudolph – John Lothian News Technology was the focus on the second day of our MarketsWiki Intern Education Series at IIT. Joseph Niciforo, managing member, HC Technologies, kicked off the program talking about how, as “time frames in trading have compressed to sub microseconds and we approach the speed of light, perhaps there may be room for a different type of trader.” Niciforo started out in the industry under the tutelage of Paul Tudor Jones, who taught him to be disciplined and trade slowly, building his account….

John Lothian Newsletter: Here’s What We Learned From the Official Report on the ‘Flash Crash’ in U.S. Treasuries; College Kid’s Secret Stock Trade Shows China’s Moral Hazard; Wall Street’s Top Cop Takes Harder Line John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read Bits & Pieces By John J. Lothian We are off to New York this morning for our Summer Intern Education Series at the New York Stock Exchange on Wednesday, July 15. We now have 90 people signed up for the New York events. Thank you to all who helped us get the word out and to those who have signed up for the series. We hope it exceeds your expectations. There is a lot going on July 15. Our friends at Markets Media are also holding an event in NYC on Wednesday, but this one is aimed at…

John Lothian Newsletter: CFTC Proposes Narrowing Wall Street’s Foreign Swaps Loophole; Deutsche Börse and Irish Stock Exchange expand their partnership; Nasdaq’s Battle With Energy Market Giants Begins on July 24 John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read Climbing For Kids Miriam Condon has been training for the last six months for the “Three Peaks Challenge- threepeakschallenge.uk” to raise money for Futures for Kids. This coming Saturday, alongside her teammates from the futures industry, she will be climbing Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon, which are the three highest peaks in England, Wales and Scotland, all in under 24 hours. (Hopefully with some fast driving in between.) Your support for this amazing feat and amazing cause would be much appreciated. Please donate whatever you can and help children globally. Miriam has already raised £724.73 toward her…

John Lothian News Special Report: Unchained: How Blockchain And Bitcoin Are Going Mainstream Special Report

Adam Honoré, CEO of the fintech consulting firm MarketsTech, keeps a stock certificate on his wall of a dot com bust called Broadvision. While it’s a painful reminder that he is a much better technologist than stock picker, that certificate is now emblematic of a new technology – blockchain – that could ultimately change the structure and infrastructure of financial markets. Blockchain technology, defined as a ledger of all Bitcoin transactions that have been executed, both threatens and offers a unique opportunity for the financial markets. Because blockchain technology is able to hold critical information on the ownership of a…