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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 –…

Building a Compliant Crypto Consortium Mwiki,Video,video

Everyone who has a stake in cryptocurrency right now has one thing on the mind: regulation. The SEC and CFTC are scrambling to find a way to define and regulate cryptocurrencies. Whether you’re cheering them on, booing, or tapping your foot impatiently, the next zeitgeist for the global crypto markets will depend on how regulators resolve the current challenges surrounding digital asset trading. Enter OpenFinance Network (OFN): a digital asset trading platform for the next stage in the crypto market’s evolution. CEO Juan Hernandez sat down with John Lothian News to discuss how OFN is striving to fill the gaps…

Euro-denominated Clearing Outside London Feature,Mwiki,Video,video

In preparation for Brexit, Eurex is offering an alternative to euro-denominated clearing in London. In this video, Eurex Chief Strategy Officer Matthias Graulich talks about the exchange’s Brexit preparations and the new clearing endeavor.    Produced by Mike Forrester

Two big UK banks shift some euro clearing from London to Frankfurt John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read Hits & Takes JLN Staff Jim Kharouf has written a terrific piece for FIA’s MarketVoice titled “The Sun Finally Shines on Carbon Markets.”~JJL NFA has brought a complaint against Lee Stern‘s LBS Limited Partnership, an introducing broker, regarding deficiencies in their anti-money-laundering program.~JJL Women in Derivatives are holding an event in Washington, DC today from 5 to 8 PM, “Transforming Finance: The Impact of Emerging Technologies.” The keynote address is by CFTC Chairman Christopher Giancarlo.~JJL Register for the LME’s free forum in New York on 25 June and join panellists from Triland Metals Limited, Ferrometrics Partners LLC, Hartree…

SIX Turns 10: SIX’s Urs Rüegsegger Says the Vertical Model and Interoperability Works Feature,MWEd,Video,video

Ten years ago, SIX Group was formed in a merger between SWX Group, Telekurs Group and SIS Group, creating a new vertical business model. Urs Rüegsegger, chairman of SIX Swiss Exchange, helped lead that transition and growth as CEO of the exchange for nine years before stepping down last December. JLN’s Jim Kharouf sat down with Rüegsegger at the WFE’s IOMA Conference in Chicago to talk about how SIX and its clearing business has grown over the past decade. SIX Group’s exchange, clearinghouse and other business lines, including credit card transaction processing, have grown steadily over the past decade. Its…

Cybersecurity and Technology Upgrades – John Davidson, OCC Feature,Mwiki,Video,video

The OCC is in the process of making what is a big decision for a systemically important financial market utility (SIFMU) – how to best upgrade a tech stack responsible for clearing millions of options and futures contracts daily. In this video from JLN’s annual series with industry leaders, OCC President and Chief Operating Officer John Davidson talks about how the OCC is weighing its cloud vendor options, addressing cybersecurity concerns and the regulatory initiatives on the road ahead.   Produced by Mike Forrester Interview by Spencer Doar

UK regulators to fine Barclays chief; Deutsche Bank’s flub; Wells Fargo $1b fine John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read Hits & Takes JLN Staff The story of my being awarded the Silver Beaver Award by the Boy Scouts was reported in the Elmhurst Patch, posted by my friend and fellow scouter John Fabry.~JJL The Magnetar Youth Investment Academy held The Night Out for Financial Literacy fundraiser last evening in Chicago. The academy has served more than 14,000 students at 70 schools in the Chicago area. Chance The Rapper spoke with Magnetar Capital’s founder and CEO Alec Litowitz. When asked what he would have invested in when he was 17 years old, Chance replied that he didn’t have…

Cross-Border Concerns – Jonathan Jachym, LSEG Feature,MWEd,Video,video

When Jonathan Jachym started at the London Stock Exchange Group stateside about three years ago, there were some 250 employees, most based in new York. Now, the group’s head of North American regulatory strategy and government relations has some 700 U.S.-based coworkers in six different locations. The personnel growth was matched in 2017 with revenue up across all core businesses, with its FTSE Russell and LCH arms doing particularly well. In this video from JLN’s annual series with industry leaders, Jachym talks about compression becoming a natural part of a swap’s trading life cycle, how the group benefits from passive…