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John Lothian Newsletter: Deutsche Börse suggests dual holding company after LSE merger; German stock market sold Market News International; London’s financial district urges fast action on EU trade terms John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read Bits & PiecesBy John J. Lothian First things first. Have you signed up your interns yet for our Chicago or New York MarketsWiki Education World of Opportunity series? Today is the day. Go here to sign them up. We have added John Rapa, chief executive officer at Tellefsen and Company, as a speaker for our MarketsWiki Education World of Opportunity New York events. He joins Nasdaq president and COO Adena Friedman, veteran equity strategist and CNBC personality Kenny Polcari, Gary DeWaal, arguably the most entertaining derivatives lawyer on the planet, and an additional half dozen financial luminaries in…

John Lothian Newsletter: London Stock Exchange wins shareholder support for Deutsche Boerse deal; Costly data battle heats up between traders and equity exchanges; Battle lines drawn over London’s role in euro clearing John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read Seeking a win-win outcome after Brexit for financial services; Brexit does not end the UK’s dominance of trading and efforts to dismantle it may hurt Europe moreSteve Grob of Fidessa in FTSo, the stark reality of Brexit is setting in much like the feeling you get upon awakening after a long night out. “What just happened?” and “what do I do next?” seem to be dominating most people’s thinking right now./goo.gl/o0fDbu ***** We need the Steve Grobs of the world now more than ever. Thought leader, consensus builder, raconteur. ++++ Top Wall Street Regulator’s Salary Approaches $3 Million;…

John Lothian Newsletter: British business sectors braced for Brexit impact; Potential rival to LME would be costly; tie-up an option; NY Fed may do ‘enhanced monitoring’ of SWIFT money transfers: Yellen John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read Inside Trump’s Most Valuable Tower: Felons, Dictators and Girl ScoutsBy Zeke Faux and Max Abelson – BloombergA hedge-fund manager on the 28th floor who pretended to be dead when investors asked for their money reported to prison in January. A few weeks later, an investment adviser on the 17th floor was accused of running a Ponzi-like scheme. Thirteen floors up, a lawyer pleaded guilty this month to stealing millions of dollars from clients. It was all happening at 40 Wall St., across from the New York Stock Exchange, behind golden capital letters proclaiming that this is THE TRUMP…

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: Deutsche Börse to create dedicated fintech venture fund; Drop the U.K. Panic Talk and Protect Global Markets; Hedge Funds Still Can’t Figure Out a Way to Avoid a $25 Billion Tax Bill John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read MFA Has Come to Town, or So We HearDoug Ashburn, JLN The Managed Funds Association has tiptoed into Chicago today to host Forum 2016, its flagship event that brings together asset allocators and CTAs and hedge fund managers for education and networking. I say “tiptoed” because, well, the MFA has become increasingly tight-lipped about its conferences and, in our opinion, paranoid about the myriad rules surrounding marketing, messaging and other restrictions. They are closed to outside media, yet still have six “media partners” who are treated to this warning: “The Forum 2016 Conference is a press-free event. MFA…

John Lothian Newsletter: Deutsche Börse to create dedicated fintech venture fund; Drop the U.K. Panic Talk and Protect Global Markets; Hedge Funds Still Can’t Figure Out a Way to Avoid a $25 Billion Tax Bill John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read MFA Has Come to Town, or So We HearDoug Ashburn, JLN The Managed Funds Association has tiptoed into Chicago today to host Forum 2016, its flagship event that brings together asset allocators and CTAs and hedge fund managers for education and networking. I say “tiptoed” because, well, the MFA has become increasingly tight-lipped about its conferences and, in our opinion, paranoid about the myriad rules surrounding marketing, messaging and other restrictions. They are closed to outside media, yet still have six “media partners” who are treated to this warning: “The Forum 2016 Conference is a press-free event. MFA…

John Lothian Newsletter: IEX trading venue wins battle to become an exchange; Humans Strike Back Against Stock Market Robots; Citadel Kicks Off New Role on NYSE Floor With Promptness Push John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read Billy Assimos, the Face of CeresSarah Rudolph – John Lothian News Along with the hand signals and colorful jackets, Ceres Cafe, the bar/restaurant housed in the Chicago Board of Trade Building, has long been a tradition in the Chicago trading world, and it has changed along with that world. For many traders and others who work in and around the building, Ceres has been like a second home – or second office – where they could go to catch up with other traders and brag or commiserate about the day’s trading action, gossip, eat, and enjoy the generous…

John Lothian Newsletter: IEX trading venue wins battle to become an exchange; Humans Strike Back Against Stock Market Robots; Citadel Kicks Off New Role on NYSE Floor With Promptness Push John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read Billy Assimos, the Face of CeresSarah Rudolph – John Lothian News Along with the hand signals and colorful jackets, Ceres Cafe, the bar/restaurant housed in the Chicago Board of Trade Building, has long been a tradition in the Chicago trading world, and it has changed along with that world. For many traders and others who work in and around the building, Ceres has been like a second home – or second office – where they could go to catch up with other traders and brag or commiserate about the day’s trading action, gossip, eat, and enjoy the generous…

John Lothian Newsletter: Euronext In Exclusive Talks To Acquire 20% Of EuroCCP; Exchange Merger Architect Under Fire; Federal Reserve is too ‘white and male’, say Democrats Blog

First Read Double Miles?: CBOE’s Frequent Trader Program Looks to Reward Traders and Provide a Window into Traders’ WorldsJim Kharouf – JLN – Reporting from the Options Industry ConferenceSo how many miles you got? For frequent fliers, piling up miles trip after a trip has its payoff. CBOE adopted just that approach for its end-user community, a group which has been somewhat of a mystery to the exchange. Last month, CBOE launched its Frequent Trader program, which gives rebates to traders who reach certain monthly trading thresholds. The program is designed to do two things – encourage individual traders to…