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Automation in FX markets; Giancarlo warns EU to stay off clearing turf; Rolet’s awkward departure John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read ABN AMRO Loves Fidessa By John Lothian – JLN The romance between ABN AMRO Clearing (ACC) and Fidessa is a strategic and growth-oriented one and the relationship is driven by James Fairweather. James Fairweather is the global head of execution services at ACC . He is driving this installation and rollout of Fidessa’s systems at ACC. ABN AMRO Clearing is hoping to expand beyond active traders into services for corporate clients and even prime broker services, and Fairweather said Fidessa’s platform is the right fit for the job. “The breadth of technology was better with Fidessa,” Fairweather said…

SEC Delays Decision on Chinese Buyout of CHX; Former HK exchange chief charged with conspiracy John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read Hits & Takes By JLN Staff CHX got the cold shoulder on Wednesday when the SEC decided to postpone their decision on the sale of the exchange to a group that includes Chinese investors. It’s a politically driven maneuver not far off from the XL Pipeline in the last administration, but it’s also an abdication of its responsibilities as a regulatory body. Leaving companies in limbo is bad policy, not to mention it will be noticed in Beijing the next time a US company wants to make an acquisition or deal there. You can have it both ways…

PDQ’s Don Ross: Why Speed Kills Equities Markets And How Auctions Can Save Them Feature

The future of stock markets is becoming less about speed and more about trading securities in different environments, particularly auctions. Several exchanges have introduced new auction models aimed at slowing the market down in different ways for different participants, including PDQ Enterprises, which is rolling out its new on-demand auction process for stocks. CODA Markets (Centralized On-Demand Auctions), the wholly-owned broker-dealer entity which was previously named PDQ ATS, will launch the the block trading facility called CODA Block in the next several weeks. John Lothian News Editor-in-Chief Jim Kharouf spoke with Don Ross, who took over as CEO of PDQ…

Sectors Go Wild: S&P 500 Correlations Crumble; Clearinghouses Park Billions in New Fed Accounts; Yuan Options Most Bearish Since June as Traders See Sharper Drop Newsletter,Options

Observations & Insight Holiday Publishing Note Due to Thanksgiving, we will not be publishing this newsletter on Thursday or Friday. We will be back on Monday, albeit a few pounds heavier. A quick “Did you know?” about the holiday: Everybody has heard the old refrain that eating turkey makes people tired because of the amino acid tryptophan. However, turkey has pretty much the same amount of tryptophan as other meats and research shows that turkey doesn’t have any significant effect on drowsiness. In fact, simple overeating is the most common cause of post-meal lethargy. Tired or not, enjoy your Thanksgiving,…

CHX: Ownership Matters Blog,Commentary,Feature

Chicago Stock Exchange Seeks Transformation in New Owners and Trading Processes With over 50 venues in the U.S. to execute trading of shares of stock, the Chicago Stock Exchange (“CHX”) unfortunately only stands out for its being overlooked. Its management seeks to change that with an ownership overhaul, trading technology process innovations and a push back into listings that could attract Chinese companies, among others. Like a little brother who gets forgotten in a big family, CHX is fighting for attention with its plans. Many of its current owners have stakes in other trading venues that bring higher margins to…

John Lothian Newsletter: Financial PR spins a new global story; Markit acquires interest in commodities price reporting agency PRIMA; Innovation chief Bradley departs Eurex John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read The Economy Is Rigged, and Other Presidential Campaign MythsBy N. GREGORY MANKIW – NY TimesIf you want to learn about the economy, there are good and bad places to go. Probably the worst source of reliable information is the current crop of presidential candidates. Dissembling and exaggeration are no strangers to politics, but this year’s campaigns have been particularly egregious.goo.gl/4pwDNM ***** There used to be lies, damn lies and statistics. Now there are just damn lies. ++++ CHX Confirms SNAP Auction Starting DateBusiness WireThe Chicago Stock Exchange (CHX) confirmed that May 13 is the date it will introduce…

John Lothian Newsletter: EU watchdog backs more competition in derivatives clearing; Derivative investors doubt benefits of LSE-Deutsche Börse tie-up; Oystacher Says Speed Chess, Not Spoofing, Is Behind His Trades John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read Counter (party) intuitive Steven Strange, Compliance Product Manager, Fidessa Once upon a time, a good credit rating was sufficient to establish a counterparty’s fitness as a trading partner. Counterparties were managed via simple ‘do not trade’ lists delivered to traders at the start of the day, and traders honoured these by hand, or using basic software and home-grown tools. Times, of course, have changed drastically. Regulators now expect firms to aggregate their counterparty exposure across asset classes, and include a myriad of additional holdings where the counterparty is in any way affiliated. ‘Do not trade’ lists are monitored…

John Lothian Newsletter: LSE taps Morgan Stanley’s Ross to run Curve; ‘Flash Boys’ trading venue application triggers backlash; High-frequency trader warns of potential market ‘catastrophe’ John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read ICE chief calls IEX speed bump plan ‘un-American’ Gregory Meyer and Nicole Bullock in New York – FT IEX, the upstart stock-dealing venue, is taking an “un-American” approach to slowing down high-speed traders, the owner of the New York Stock Exchange has charged in comments that will further inflame debate over markets. goo.gl/743Bge ****Katsuyama is very un-American. He’s Canadian. JJL**** He is North American, it is just like American, but colder. ++++ Typhon Capital Bets Big on Biofuels By TIM PUKO – WSJ Look for drivers – but not oil – to help steer a turnaround in commodities,…

Special Report: Chicago Financial Community Readies For NATO Special Report

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On May 20-21 the NATO summit will take place in Chicago. Financial industry firms and exchanges have braced themselves for potential protests and traffic snarls, and even cyber attacks. While the vast majority of entities will conduct business as usual, off site work plans and contingency and disaster recovery maps have been put into place to ensure it’s business uninterrupted.