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The Fed Unwinds; BTS Launches BTS Spark John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read Hits & Takes By JLN Staff The Giving Tree This is a different type of giving tree, so hang with me. There are a number of announcements to be made today. If you had not seen the information about the visitation for Les Rosenthal, here it is: Chicago Jewish Funerals, 8851 Skokie Blvd. Skokie IL 60077, today, September 19, between 1:00 p.m to 4:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to a charity of your choice. There are a number of charities listed. In recent days prior to the sad news, JLN…

US companies transformed into 800lb gorilla in bond market; Voice Brokers Beware: New MiFID Rules… John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read Hits & Takes Markets Media Group is pleased to present its 3rd Annual Markets Choice Awards: Women in Finance event, which will kick off Markets Media Week on Tuesday, November 7, 2017. Women in Finance Are Back!. ~JK Chicago Tech Rocks returns September 28, 2017 at the Metro Chicago, 3730 N. Clark Street. Started in 2016, CTR is unique rock & roll fundraiser. Its sole aim is to DRIVE AWARENESS and RAISE MONEY in support of select non-profit schools and project-based learning programs that are helping prepare a new and diverse generation of technology talent. ~JJL If you…

LedgerX gets U.S. approval for derivatives on digital currencies; Wall Street’s Grip on Bond Trading Means a 1% Gain Takes 3 Years; Deutsche Bank Weighs Moving $350 Billion From U.K. to Frankfurt John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read Hits & Takes We’ve heard the education, education, education mantra for many years now. Today’s JLN brings you some of the firms living up to that refrain – Magnetar, Divento, John Lothian News and Boy Scouts. How we teach the next generation of youngsters will define our industry in the coming years. ~JK One of the many cool things about JLN’s MarketsWiki Education World of Opportunity summer education series is you never know exactly what any given person is going to talk about. Sometimes, the talks are so widely relevant and informative, it doesn’t matter if the audience…

Mystery Bond Trader Nets $10 Million on Treasury Strangle Gamble; Mystery trader’s massive bet on stock market going crazy by October; 2017 is a Record-Breaking Year for Both SKEW-Over-145 and VIX-Under-10 Values Newsletter,Options

Observations & Insight Is Canada’s ETF growth sustainable? Wealth Professional – Joe Rosengarten Canada’s ETF industry continues to break records. In June, Canadian ETFs attracted more than $3 billion in new money for the second straight month, but can that growth be sustained and what are some of the key drivers behind the record-breaking adoption in exchange traded funds? jlne.ws/2vSLuOW ****SD: On July 20, TSX announced it had hit 500 ETFs listed — 58 of those have options on MX. ADV in ETF options has been in the 40k-50k range for 2016/17. From 2009 to 2014 ADV was stuck under…

Fixing FX: The Currency Trader’s New Guide to Ethical Behavior; BIS Releases New Set of Standards for Currency Trading; Post-crisis regulations have had ‘adverse impact’ on bond activity John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read CME’s CEO Is Expected to Make Full Recovery After Lung Collapse by Brian Louis – Bloomberg Company sees Duffy returning in ‘next couple of weeks’; Illness was disclosed at CME’s annual shareholders meeting CME Group Inc. Chief Executive Officer and Chairman Terry Duffy is recovering at home from a collapsed lung, according to the company, operator of the world’s largest futures exchange. /goo.gl/5ra8ll **** We all wish Terry Duffy a speedy recovery! ++++ Talent Battle: Hedge Funds vs. Silicon Valley BY LAURENCE FLETCHER AND SARAH E. NEEDLEMAN – WSJ The battle for quantitative talent has turned some of…

Hedge Fund Managers Don’t Always Beat the Market, but They Still Make Billions; EU-managed control of euro clearing is not viable; AllianceBernstein Is Selling Bond-Trading Software John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read The Event Of The Summer: JLN & FOW Present Trading Chicago For the first time in John J. Lothian & Co.’s history, we are partnering with FOW (Global Investor Group) to host our first Trading Chicago event on June 28th. This one-day event is aimed largely at the end-users of the markets: commodity trading advisors, asset managers, hedge funds and proprietary traders. The conference will cover the issues that impact those firms directly – regulation, technology and market structure, with an underlying thread of trading in an age of uncertainty. Of course, there is always uncertainty and this…

Corporate bond trading at MarketAxess reaches record high; ICE says being asked to shift operations from London to continent; SEC working ‘diligently’ on plan to test lower exchange fees John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read Did you know? Jim Kharouf & Spencer Doar – JLN Moscow, OneChicago, MexDer, Fear Gauge and Trump Street with an Irish twist. No, they are not connected. One of the interesting things about updating annual volume figures on our MarketsWiki site is the snapshot of how a particular exchange has been doing over a number of years. The FIA Annual Volume Survey shows a couple of unusual suspects in the top 5 in 2016 with the National Stock Exchange of India coming in second and the Moscow Exchange at number four in terms of derivatives volumes. At the…

Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales launches Wikitribune; European Banks Seen Losing More Share Amid Bond Trading Upturn; LME launches discussion paper on market structure John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read Lack of Understanding around Disruptive Technologies Presents Opportunity for Risk Professionals Business Wire Risk professionals have an opportunity to close the gap when it comes to understanding and managing rapidly advancing disruptive technology risks, according to a new report published jointly today by Marsh, a leading insurance broker and risk advisor, and RIMS, the risk management society. Doing so, will increasingly require risk managers to play a leading role as their organizations address complex challenges and opportunities in this environment. /goo.gl/z0UAn5 ****** Managing this risk means more than just saying “no”. ++++ Want high-quality journalism? Try paying for…

Traders Pile On Long Positions As Nifty Hits Lifetime High; China to Allow Onshore Bond Buying via Hong Kong This Year; Oil at $40 No Problem as U.S. Drillers Snub OPEC With Hedges Newsletter,Options

Lead Stories Traders Pile On Long Positions As Nifty Hits Lifetime High Agam Vakil – Bloomberg The Nifty 50 index advanced 1.7 percent on Tuesday hitting a new lifetime high of 9,122 on an intraday basis and even managed to close above the 9,000-mark for the first time on record. The index, which was trading in a tight range for the last couple of weeks, soared to record highs after Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s party secured an impressive mandate in the country’s largest state. bit.ly/2n0dFu6 China to Allow Onshore Bond Buying via Hong Kong This Year Bloomberg China will allow…