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John Lothian Newsletter: Deutsche Bank to Face British Lawsuit Over High-Speed Trading; Welcome to the Crisis Economy, Where Tumult Reigns; Big Ideas 2016 Chicago looks to boost next-generation financial firms John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read ++++ Getting Squeezed: Introducing Brokers Numbers Waning, Growth Wanting, Future Questioned New Introducing Broker numbers hit historical low; IB Numbers Shrink 17 percent Since Financial Crisis By John J. Lothian There is a funny story about former MF Global CEO Jon Corzine, when he held his first all company conference call with employees. He said he was impressed with how many investment bankers the firm had, having no clue that the number of IBs affiliated with MF Global actually meant introducing brokers. The fate of the company was probably sealed right then and there. While investment bankers have…