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Chicago’s Newest Trading Floor Will Be Staffed by Humans; NYSE on Track to Lose More ETF Listings; Big asset managers struggle to meet Mifid II deadline John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read Hits & Takes By JLN Staff BOX gets SEC approval for a trading floor, the CBOE picks the Winklevoss twins for bitcoin futures and earnings news from ICE and LSEG is among today’s top headlines. ICE and LSEG came out with earnings today. Check it out in Exchange News. ~JJL I like context. Morgan Housel has a blog – An Honest Business News Update – with a lovely reminder humanity is more than the sum of what gets the publicity. ~SD We have added a Hello Bar to the bottom of the MarketsWiki Education website] and to the…

How the Cloud is Disrupting Post-Trade Exchanges, OTC & Clearing,Fintech,Video,video

Sernova Financial, a cloud-based post trade utility, is just starting its second year and Calypso Technologies has just taken a minority stake in the company.  Sernova and Calypso already had a partnership offering cloud-based clearing services. The founders of Sernova came from the clearing divisions of top tier banks, where they found the business wasn’t necessarily cost efficient or revenue-generating. So they decided to take post trade services out of the bank and put it in the cloud as a utility. Jaki Walsh, chief product officer at Sernova, spoke with John Lothian News at the IDX Conference in London this…

Clearing Firms Simulate Lehman-Like Default During Brexit Chaos; Lawmakers urge SEC to stop Chicago Stock Exchange’s China deal; NYSE Revamp Steps Up Threat to Speed-Fighting IEX Exchange John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read Bits & Pieces By John J. Lothian We have a couple of changes to our MarketsWiki Education World of Opportunity series in New York due to some last minute scheduling conflicts. Jennifer Nayar will be replaced by Brian Cassin, head of product and strategy for North America for Vela Technologies. Also, Louis Modano will be replacing Michael O’Rourke of Nasdaq. Modano is chief information security officer at Nasdaq. Last, Anna Irrera, a fintech correspondent of Reuters will represent Thomson Reuters at the event on Wednesday. We have closed registration for the Friday event at Trading Technologies next week…

UK regulator calls for radical shake-up of £7tn investment sector; Cyber attack shows few signs of spreading to Asia; CME Obtains Regulatory Clearance to Launch OTC FX Options Clearing John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read Using A.I. to Address the Compliance Challenge JohnLothianNews.com “Historically for a lot of these artificial intelligence tools, they were very bespoke builds — and a lot of them still are. What we’re really working on is taking the concepts and building more generic tool sets that you can provide to lots of different people.” As regulatory scrutiny spreads to more asset classes, so too do the challenges for compliance teams. Tony Sio, head of exchange and regulator surveillance with Nasdaq, believes artificial intelligence is the way forward. Artificial intelligence has been around in varying forms for years, but…

Election results 2017: UK wakes up to hung Parliament; U.S. derivatives regulator concerned about swaps clearing worldwide post-Brexit; Lawsuit in U.S. accuses 12 big banks of credit default swap collusion John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read U.S. business schools embrace ‘fintech’ as students clamor for courses Anna Irrera – Reuters Leading U.S. business schools are trying to teach students how to become masters of financial technology, a subsector of Wall Street that has grown in size and prominence, but because the area is still ill-defined and relatively new it is hard to develop courses. Stanford University and Georgetown University business schools are planning to offer “fintech” courses for MBA students for the first time this fall. New York University is planning a new course for undergraduates after launching a fintech specialization in its business…

Liquidity Providers Unduly Penalized By Capital Rules: CTC’s Crutchfield Exchanges, OTC & Clearing,Interview,Options,Video,video

Financial Reform Objectives at Odds with Effects of Rules What’s a market maker to do when it can’t warehouse risk? The options industry has a problem with bank capital rules. In this JLN video, Steve Crutchfield, head of market structure with CTC, discusses the burdens placed on market makers due to rules that are out of touch with the stated goals of post-crisis reforms, as well as structural issues within options markets.    There are only three major banks with a significant footprint in clearing for options market making firms. Those banks’ ability to conduct that business is under pressure…

Hedge Fund Managers Don’t Always Beat the Market, but They Still Make Billions; EU-managed control of euro clearing is not viable; AllianceBernstein Is Selling Bond-Trading Software John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read The Event Of The Summer: JLN & FOW Present Trading Chicago For the first time in John J. Lothian & Co.’s history, we are partnering with FOW (Global Investor Group) to host our first Trading Chicago event on June 28th. This one-day event is aimed largely at the end-users of the markets: commodity trading advisors, asset managers, hedge funds and proprietary traders. The conference will cover the issues that impact those firms directly – regulation, technology and market structure, with an underlying thread of trading in an age of uncertainty. Of course, there is always uncertainty and this…

ETFs Create Stock Markets That Are Both Mindless and Too Expensive, Study Says; Equity derivatives no longer dominate derivatives trade; One Very Big Strike Against Active Management John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read Bits & Pieces By John J. Lothian Healing wishes are in order for Cinnober Executive Chairman Nils-Robert Persson, who joined the club by undergoing knee replacement surgery. No word on whether he used a Nasdaq listed company’s joint hardware for the surgery. My presentation and panel for the Chicago Civic Federation at the Federal Reserve went well yesterday, though I could have been a lot sharper. The feedback was good, but my own grading was not high for my performance. I did learn a lot about government bankruptcy and the challenges faced by the City of Chicago and…

A Difference Maker: Post-trade Clearing Tech Now a Differentiator For Firms Blog,Commentary,Feature,Tech / HFT

If today’s markets are traded in milliseconds, why can’t post-trade clearing keep up? ION is addressing that with its XTP clearing solution, a near real-time system it has quietly been rolling out since 2015. Last year the product was adopted by a handful of firms. And this year, ION is hoping to see a larger migration of customers to the new platform, which is considered a major upgrade to its Rolfe & Nolan system. It took ION four years to build the system, creating it on top of ION’s core trading technology. The low-profile firm is stepping out a bit…