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Nasdaq to buy Cinnober; Nordic Power Whale Booted After $117 Million Loss John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read What does your clearinghouse DEFCON scale look like today? By Jim Kharouf Talk about timing. Ten years after the collapse of the global financial market and a decade of rebuilding it, Nasdaq reports that Nasdaq Clearing had to cover for a clearing member default of EUR114 million on Nasdaq Nordic, a default so large it took up 68 percent of the default funds from other clearing member firms. According to reports from the Financial Times and Bloomberg, a trader by the name of Einar Aas (one letter off from a joke here), defaulted on Nasdaq’s power market on…

Cinnober’s new CEO will have to consider the next move Blog,Commentary,Feature

The news that Veronica Augustsson was out as CEO of Cinnober Financial Technologies and newcomer Peter Lenardos was in was a shock. Augustsson, who had been CEO the past six years and with the firm since 2002, grew up with the company and reached a pinnacle few women ever reach. She did so with warmth and a friendly smile, but she also had a vision to diversify the company into a variety of sectors beyond its core business of real-time clearing, risk and surveillance systems for exchanges. After all, there is a limited number of exchanges with clearing houses –…

SEC votes to improve oversight of dark pools; Powell’s Crypto Comments John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read Hits & Takes JLN Staff ICE‘s Data and Listings segment generated revenues of $2.5 billion in 2017 and accounted for 54 percent of its consolidated revenue of $4.6 billion in 2017, according to its annual 10-K filing.~JK The Security Traders Association of New York, Investment Traders Association of Philadelphia and Security Traders Association of Chicago are all holding golf outings in the next month or so. Join the links – for more info.~SD EEX set a daily trading record for potato futures. The 1,239 contract record is the physical equivalent of more than 30 tonnes of taters.~SD Cheers…

Cinnober looking to tap into treasury Feature,Video,video

For Cinnober’s CEO Veronica Augustsson, 2017 was all about prepping for MiFID II, sticking to the company’s core services and diversifying. Cinnober implemented its clearing system and real time risk management technology at the Japan Exchange and another exchange in Singapore. It pushed into the post-trade clearing space and launched a new company called Minium. This year, Minium signed its first deal with Marex Spectron, with a goal of going live in 2019. The firm also sold an equity stake in its Irisium market surveillance company to risk management firm KRM22. “We have a good diversification of clients and in…

Finding Opportunity: Peter Lenardos, CFO, Cinnober Says Growth and Profitability Are Coming Blog,Exchanges, OTC & Clearing,Feature

Cinnober has built its reputation in the industry as a pioneer and an opportunistic company that looks for new ways to address market needs. So in many ways it was not surprising the firm hired Peter Lenardos as its new CFO two weeks ago. With his background in investment research at Royal Bank of Canada and elsewhere, he has watched the industry from a specific lens that focuses on the financial condition of a company, as well as its strategic positioning.  When he got the call from Cinnober’s CEO Veronica Augustsson, he was ready to bring a different approach to…

Leveling the Clearing Field – Patrick Tessier, Minium Feature,Mwiki,Video,video

Why can’t banks and brokers use the same sort of technology that clearinghouses have access to? Minium, the new client clearing focused subsidiary of Cinnober, is looking to address that very question. In this video from JLN’s annual series with industry leaders, Patrick Tessier, Minium’s chief operating officer, talks about its early growth, bringing better clearing capabilities to the sell side and the decision to go with a cloud solution.   Produced by Mike Forrester Interview by Spencer Doar

SEC charges ICO backers with fraud; Libor alternative; UK gender pay gaps John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read Hits & Takes JLN Staff Dr. Richard Sandor, chairman and CEO of AFX, will discuss his personal journey of innovation throughout the capital markets during a keynote presentation at Fintech Exchange 2018 in Chicago on April 26.~JJL Speaking of the AFX, they set a volume record in March.~JJL CME Group put out a couple of pieces about Asia recently. In case you missed it, March 22 had The Growing Influence of Asia In Derivatives Trading and on March 29 CME published Asia’s Growing Role in Energy Trading. Sensing a theme yet?~SD According to their 2017 Corporate Citizenship Report,…

New Roots, More Growth – Nils-Robert Persson, Cinnober Feature,Mwiki,Video,video

Last year was notable for Cinnober as the company pivoted from organic growth to outside investment to aid its expansion. The now 20-year-old real-time risk and clearing technology provider raised some $20 million from a directed share offering to fuel the development of Minium – a new Cinnober subsidiary focused on client clearing. In this sixth video from JLN’s annual series with industry leaders, Cinnober Executive Chairman Nils-Robert Persson details the company’s strategy for 2018 and it’s investment activities in 2017, including the acquisition of Ancoa, now rebranded Irisium.  

Volatility fallout in Hawaii; No fear, no greed?; LJM lawsuit Newsletter,Options

Observations & Insight Hawaii Pension Parts Ways With CIO Amy Whyte – Institutional Investor Chief investment officer Vijoy Chattergy is no longer employed with Hawaii’s $16 billion state pension fund, where he had served as CIO since 2012, Institutional Investor has learned. An automatic response from Chattergy’s former email account states that he is no longer with the Employees’ Retirement System of the State of Hawaii. The retirement system’s executive director Thomas Williams did not respond to multiple requests for comment by press time. bit.ly/2FkpIcG ****SD: Not the only head to roll after the volatility spike. This Hawaii CIO move…