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Cloudy with clearing: What the next clearing house looks like Blog,Commentary,Feature,Options

John Davidson joined OCC as president and chief operating officer in May with a firm focus on ushering in the next generation of clearing technology for the world’s largest clearing organization. Davidson is one of several recent executive team hires tasked with executing the switch from one established technology platform to something new. This is no small task for Davidson, who reports to OCC Chairman and CEO Craig Donohue and works closely with Scot Warren, OCC’s executive vice president and chief administrative officer. OCC’s ENCORE system now stands at about 20 years old, and while there have been many upgrades,…

Euronext renews deal with LSE business in clearing u-turn; CFTC Finds that The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd. Engaged in Spoofing of Treasury Futures and Eurodollar Futures; Investors Have Never Been More Short Volatility Futures John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read Hits & Takes This from Financial Executives International Daily today, “Blockchain can speed up all transaction processing, from fund transfers to proxy voting. That could save investment banks 30 percent of their infrastructure costs by 2025, according to Accenture and McLagan.” The report can be found HERE. ~JK Asia Pacific Financial News from John Lothian News for August 7, is available HERE. ~JJL Great nicknames continue. Igor Oystacher was known as “Snuggle Bear” and an options trader/s gained the moniker “50 Cent” — now we have a supposed bitcoin manipulator known as “Spoofy.” ~SD True, China built a…

Weighing the Impact of Proposed Tax Reform on Centrally Cleared Markets; Please Stop Talking About the VIX So Much; Derivatives Behind Equities Boom or Bust at Europe’s Major Banks Newsletter,Options

Lead Stories Weighing the Impact of Proposed Tax Reform on Centrally Cleared Markets FinReg|Alert – Q&A with Craig Donohue, OCC Executive Chairman and CEO Tax reform is climbing back to the top of the White House agenda, with President Donald Trump telling The Wall Street Journal last week that overhauling the tax code is his next priority following healthcare legislation. While it’s still tough to project exactly what that tax overhaul might look like, some market participants are already voicing concern about the potential for unintended consequences. bit.ly/2tWRlGg Please Stop Talking About the VIX So Much AQR If anyone reading…

Frankfurt Emerges as Biggest Banking Winner After Brexit; State Street Exits Its Dark Pool, Selling BlockCross to Instinet; U.K.’s Euro Clearing Business at Risk as ECB Requests More Powers John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read Making the Johannesburg Stock Exchange a Global Player JohnLothianNews.com “The JSE, for eight years in a row now, was rated number one, two or three in the world by the World Economic Forum for the quality of financial market regulation.” The Johannesburg Stock Exchange is in the process of adjusting much of its infrastructure. It already transitioned from T+5 settlement to T+3 settlement (with no failed trades thus far); the derivatives trading technology is being replatformed; Cinnober is supplying a new clearing system that will be live at the start of 2018; and London Stock Exchange Group’s MTS…

From Sports To Business In An International Arena – Veronica Augustsson, Cinnober MarketsWiki Education,MWEd,Video,video

“The financial ecosystem is created by business people and it will be changed by technology. It is with technology that we will make a safer world, a better world, a more efficient world that we can trust even more.” Veronica Augustsson, the CEO of Cinnober Financial Technology, has a background in both computer science and sports and believes that businesspeople can learn from sports, because business is a team sport. One of the things that translates from sports to business is feedback. In sports, when you do something, you instantly learn whether it did or didn’t work, and that’s true…

Clearinghouses Park Billions in New Fed Accounts; Shenzhen-Hong Kong stock trading link to launch Dec. 5; Nasdaq seeks speed bump in attempt to prioritise retail orders John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read Post Thanksgiving Bit(e)s and Pieces By John J. Lothian Welcome to Black Friday, or what used to be the day when we celebrated market illiquidity back in the days of open outcry. The day after the Thanksgiving holiday in the U.S. was always one of the worst days for volumes and market liquidity in the era of open outcry trading. The one benefit to the few floor traders who would traipse back into the exchange the day after overeating on Thanksgiving is that the illiquid markets meant prices would move far and wide with little volume, giving traders…

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,…

Derivatives traders forced to provide $27bn collateral post-Brexit; CFTC – ‘too-big-to-fail’ clearinghouses resilient to shocks; House Foe of Dodd-Frank Says Overhaul Will Face Test in Senate John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read Step Right Up By John J. Lothian Last Thursday I had the honor of co-chairing the LaSalle Trading Tech Awards for the Pathway to Adventure Council of Boy Scouts of America with XR Trading President Matt Haraburda. This year’s program was different. We did not have a “Committee” for the event, but a “Task Force.” Our task includes not just the event, but to put on three weeks of merit badge workshops this summer in Chicago. We want to hold five straight days in June, July and August of STEM focused merit badge workshops in the offices of…

2016 Exchange CEO Series: LSE’s David Weisbrod Talks Clearing And Openness Video

The London Stock Exchange Group has been in the headlines of late for its proposed merger with Deutsche Boerse Group, and perhaps another suitor, but until then LSEG’s David Weisbrod says there is much to do in the meantime. Weisbrod, who serves a dual role as US country head of the USA for LSEG and CEO of LCH.Clearnet US, has been focused on providing more access to customers to the London market and its clearing facility. (Weisbrod declined to speak about the pending deal with Deutsche Boerse.) “We’re a big believer in open access, which enables market participants to use…