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CBOE Holdings Becomes Cboe Global Markets; Clearing Stress Tests; SGX Chicago Office John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read Hits & Takes Welcome to Deep Dive, our new show that features in depth conversations with key professionals in the industry. Our first two shows include key professionals from Trading Technologies. Today, Brian Mehta, chief marketing officer, is joined by Doug Moneison, partner in Hyde Park Angels, along with Jim Kharouf, who hosts the show. The first episode delves into the topic of where the industry is going to get the next generation of talent, what we have to offer and the rise of new firms that aim to attract new traders. You can watch the show in…

Bill Gross of Janus blames Fed for ‘fake markets’; Speed Traders Race for Autism Research John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read Hits & Takes By JLN Staff The Financial Times has a special section today, which we have highlighted below Exchange News, titled “Exchanges, Trading and Clearing.” The subheadline is “In this edition: experts are unsure how changes to EU rules governing financial services will work; London’s role as global hub faces Brexit threat; algorithms take grip in US commodities trading.”~JJL |T4Youth, Chicago’s charity ping pong tournament for the tech and finance communities, is back for its fourth year! Join us at SPiN Chicago on November 15 to compete with industry peers such as DRW, Citadel, Belvedere Trading, Trading…

Moves to seize HFT code “dead”; Complex Math Could Make Blockchain Work for Wall Street; SEC’s CAT John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read Hits & Takes Over the last quarter Eris Exchange hit an all-time high of 200,000 contracts ($20bn) of open interest (OI) in their IRS swap futures contracts cleared by CME Group.~JJL On November 3, 2017, Chicago-Kent College of Law will host the 9th Annual Conference on Futures and Derivatives. This is a full day program covering important topics for compliance officers, in house counsel, regulators, accountants and attorneys who work within the Futures industry. Register HERE.~JJL Rosenblatt Securities in their Trading Talk Market Structure Analysis reported year-to-date equities average daily volume is down 11.57 percent y/y and off…

Dark Trading Could Triple in Europe; SEC Defends CAT Plan After Hack; Regulatory ‘false choice; John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read Hits & Takes A KISS Goodbye In case, you missed it, (and we did), the deadline for Project KISS from the CFTC ended on September 30th. If you want to see who said what about whatever can be improved on Dodd-Frank, all comment letters can be found here.. Among the names included on the KISSing contest were CME Group, which had a number of proposed rules it found problematic, including the Reg AT and position limits rule, not to mention liquidity resources which somehow do not count US Treasuries. Good reading, and only 37 pages for Christopher Kirkpatrick,…

SEC Data Center Had Security Flaws; Hedge Funds Ain’t Dead Yet; Nex warns on key division’s profitability John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read Hits & Takes By JLN Staff Today we have part 2 of our interview with the CFTC’s Chief Innovation Officer Daniel Gorfine and head of the agency’s new LabCFTC initiative.~JJL Two weeks from today is our MarketsWiki Education Recruiting event at the CBOE. College students are encouraged to sign up and/or submit their resumes for consideration at our www.marketswikieducation.com website.~JJL We are still accepting sponsors for the recruiting event, event if you can’t be there. If you want access to the database of student resumes, please contact us at johnlothian@johnlothian.com.~JJL Spread Networks LLC’s new lines from Brazil to…

The CFTC and Fintech Innovation, Part 2 – First Steps for LabCFTC Feature,Video,video

“It’s certainly been an incredibly powerful tool for us to utilize in just the last few months.  We’ve met with nearly 100 different organizations and entities in that time and we’re beginning to wrap our head around some of the innovations taking place within our markets.” In Part 2 of JLN’s interview with Daniel Gorfine, the CFTC’s chief innovation officer and head of the agency’s new LabCFTC initiative, he talks about how LabCFTC will be beneficial for the industry and breaks down GuidePoint, the component of LabCFTC through which fintech companies will give feedback and engage with the agency.

The CFTC and Fintech Innovation, Part 1 – Goals of LabCFTC Feature,Video

“Our chairman has articulated very clearly that you can’t be an analog regulator in an increasingly digital world.  So, our focus is on facilitating market enhancing innovation while ensuring market integrity.” On May 17, the CFTC announced the launch of its new fintech initiative, LabCFTC. The CFTC hired Daniel Gorfine, a lawyer with a background in financial policy who previously worked for a fintech company, to lead the initiative and become the CFTC’s Chief Innovation Officer on July 10.  Gorfine sat down with JLN to discuss how the CFTC plans to become a 21st century regulator.  

Hong Kong eyes derivatives in wake of MiFID; Volatility risk premium Newsletter,Options

Observations & Insight 2017 FIA Expo Preview with Walt Lukken JohnLothianNews.com JLN sat down with Walt Lukken, President and CEO of the FIA, to discuss this year’s EXPO event in Chicago. Innovation is the theme this year at EXPO and Lukken is looking for the next generation of ideas. At the innovators pavilion, 20 new and exciting start-ups showcase their brand in front of a panel of judges. With 5,000 industry professionals in attendance, EXPO is a great way to connect with industry leaders, identify trends and staying informed about the latest developments in technology and regulation. Speakers include Craig…

VIX ETP concerns; Correlation issues; Market catalysts Newsletter,Options

Observations & Insight The FT warns advertisers after discovering high levels of domain spoofing Jessica Davies – Digiday The Financial Times has investigated the scale of domain spoofing occurring against its site, and has been shocked by the results. The publisher has found display ads against inventory masquerading as FT.com on 10 separate ad exchanges and video ads on 15 exchanges, even though the FT doesn’t even sell video ads programmatically, with 300 accounts selling inventory purporting to be the FT’s. The scale of the fraud uncovered is vast — the equivalent of one month’s supply of bona fide FT.com…