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Dash CEO on Buy-Out and SEC Fee Pilot Feature,Mwiki,Video,video

In March, Dash Financial Technologies co-founders Peter Maragos and David Karat, in partnership with private equity firm Flexpoint Ford, acquired Dash in a management led buyout.  In this video, Dash CEO Maragos describes the thought process behind the buyout, the outlook for the firm’s equities and options businesses, and the issues with the SEC’s proposed fee pilot.    Produced by Mike Forrester Interview by Spencer Doar 

Dash Buyout; LJM-Wells Fargo lawsuit; Options-based funds study Newsletter,Options

Observations & Insight Bits for Weekly VIX/SPX Expiration Day Spencer Doar – JLN The Onion had a good title for Gary Cohn’s resignation – Gary Cohn Resigns In Protest Of Trump’s Bigoted Comments Towards Aluminum. If you’re wondering when this trade war could kick off – who isn’t? – Axios is reporting that Trump wants to announce tariffs tomorrow and the White House said “this week.” Cboe released an update of its white paper on options-based funds. The 105 options-based funds focused on in the study have AUM of $38.1 billion. Some $8.5 billion of that total comes from the…

Cohn leaving White House; Dash Financial Technologies buyout; Crypto a commodity – judge John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read Bitcoin and Blockchain: A WILD Opportunity Sarah Rudolph – JLN Bitcoin is not at the dizzying high it was back in December, but interest in cryptocurrencies and blockchain is still strong. The world of crypto and distributed ledger technology keeps expanding, with CME and Cboe now trading bitcoin futures, companies getting into initial coin offerings, cryptocurrency meetups forming, and the list of cryptocurrencies getting longer every week. Women In Listed Derivatives (WILD) and Morgan Lewis jointly hosted a panel on the future of blockchain and cryptocurrencies Tuesday evening to a packed house. The main takeaway on cryptocurrency from…

Options Market Plugs Away; Market Unease; Millennials & Investing Newsletter,Options

Observations & Insight Save the Date for OIC 2018 OIC Mark your calendar for next year’s Options Industry Conference, which will be held May 2-4, 2018, at the picturesque Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort, located just off the coast of Florida. / ++++++ OCC News August/September 2017 OCC In this issue: Q&A with OCC’s Chief Security Officer Mark Morrison, updates from Capitol Hill, advocacy and charitable endeavors. ++++++ Business and Friendship Went Together For Leo Melamed, Bob Wilmouth and Leslie Rosenthal John Lothian – JLN Leo Melamed lost two good friends in the last few days in Bob Wilmouth…

Rebates and Market Data: No Need to Reinvent the Wheel Feature,Video,video

At Trading Chicago presented by FOW and John Lothian News, Peter Maragos, CEO of Dash Financial Technologies, spoke to JLN about what he sees as the most pressing issues in equity and options markets: what to do about rebates and leveling the playing field when it comes to market data access.

Interactive Brokers suffers $22m market making loss; Former Harvard Money Whiz Jack Meyer Tries to Regain His Edge; Dash Financial Technologies Names Ari House Chief Financial Officer Newsletter,Options

Lead Stories Interactive Brokers suffers $22m market making loss Hayley McDowell – The Trade The market making business at Interactive Brokers made a $22 million loss in the first quarter this year, as the firm moves forward with winding down its options market making services. Interactive Brokers explained the rate of continuing losses within market making had been ‘substantially reduced’ by the decision to shutdown options market making. ****SD: In case anyone thinks this was a sudden phenomenon, and in lieu of a graph of declining profits, I’ll point readers to an AmsterdamTrader post from 2010 titled “Timber Hill…