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FINRA Sweeps BDs for VIX-Linked Products Info; Earnings Season Catalyst to Crush Volatility Again Newsletter,Options

Observations & Insight Treasury Pushing For Capital Rule and Volcker Changes Jim Kharouf – JLN The US Treasury Department is addressing capital intensive rules that have constrained market participants from capital markets to community banks under the Volcker rule. Craig Phillips, counselor to US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, speaking at the WFE IOMA conference in Chicago last Friday, said the department is looking at a variety of issues and challenges for market participants, ranging from restrictive leverage ratios and how those are calculated, to easing restrictions on banks and institutions in the capital markets to promote liquidity, to changes in…

CME Record International ADV; Martin Act Opposition; Nasdaq Completes Media/PR Sale John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read Hits & Takes JLN Staff Congratulations to the World Federation of Exchanges on its IOMA Clearing & Derivatives Conference, concluded on Friday. The event, as usual, attracted exchange, clearing and market infrastructure from several continents and was well focused on the challenges and issues facing global CCPs. Nicely done.~JK Ankur Kamalia, managing director, head of group venture portfolio management & DB1 Ventures at Deutsche Bˆrse said at the WFE IOMA conference that his group has met with 750 fintech firms over the past three years and invested in just seven. Among those is Digital Asset Holdings.~JK Interesting tidbit…

OCC Re-Elects Craig Donohue as Executive Chairman Newsletter,Options

Observations & Insight The Future of Exchanges Will Feature More Collaboration, WFE Report Says Jim Kharouf – JLN Exchanges will have to spend more, share more and collaborate more in the coming years, according to a published report from the World Federation of Exchanges (WFE) and Oliver Wyman. The report, issued on Thursday at the 35th IOMA: The WFE’s Clearing & Derivatives Conference in Chicago focused on the recent trends for the exchange, CCP and market infrastructure providers since the 2008 financial crisis. /jlne.ws/2HwdDlQ ++++++ Editor’s Notes Our next episode of The Spread will be posted Monday. According to FIA…

The Future of Exchanges Will Feature More Collaboration, WFE Report Says Feature

Exchanges will have to spend more, share more and collaborate more in the coming years, according to a published report from the World Federation of Exchanges (WFE) and Oliver Wyman. The report, issued on Thursday at the 35th IOMA: The WFE’s Clearing & Derivatives Conference in Chicago focused on the recent trends for the exchange, CCP and market infrastructure providers since the 2008 financial crisis. It points out that five key themes will emerge in the coming decade: higher standards for market integrity; surveillance and supervision as both a regulatory function and customer service; broad industry cooperation and collaboration; near…

How a volatility virus infected Wall Street Newsletter,Options

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Lead Stories How a volatility virus infected Wall Street; The collapse of a few small funds in February helped fuel a terrifying stock-market slide. Why? Robin Wigglesworth – Financial Times Music teacher Chris Pomrink was driving between two lessons outside Philadelphia, when a friend called with some distressing news: “Hey Chris, XIV is in trouble.” Pomrink, 30, checked his trading account. It was February 2 and XIV — an arcane, fiendishly complex financial security that he had sunk $2,500 into earlier that week — had indeed taken a beating. The “exchange-traded note”, or ETN, which allowed traders to bet on…

Light at the End of the Tunnel – Pat Kenny and Ryan Moroney, CQG Feature,Video,video

With MiFID II preparations in the rearview, CQG can now focus on expansion – its biggest push being into mainland China. In this special two-for-one video from JLN’s annual series with industry leaders, CQG SVP of Client Relations Pat Kenny and President of CQG Europe and the Americas Ryan Moroney discuss CQG’s international plan, getting into the algo space and adapting to the needs of traders.   Produced by Mike Forrester Interview by Jim Kharouf

Volatility Is Back. Scarred ETF Investors Aren’t Newsletter,Options

Lead Stories Volatility Is Back. Scarred ETF Investors Aren’t Asjylyn Loder – WSJ Exchange-traded products that enable investors to profit from wild price swings in stocks are enjoying big gains this year. But retail investors, who’ve been burned in the past by betting on volatility, are mostly steering clear of them. /jlne.ws/2v5pMvH Last commodities hedge funds go off beaten track Gregory Meyer – Financial Times Being a commodities hedge fund manager is an increasingly lonely pursuit. Specialists in fuels, crops and metals have been exiting and few new arrivals are taking their place. This class of traders once threw its…

Stock Market’s Soaring Volatility Mirrors 1987 Crash Newsletter,Options

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Observations & Insight The Spread – Week of 4/2 to 4/6 JohnLothianNews.com Lawsuits and volatility and a birthday – oh my! As volatility ebbs and flows in a year proving quite different from the previous one, JLN presents another episode of The Spread, our weekly options-related news recap. Watch the video and see the stories referenced here » ++++++ Developments in Trade Talks News Roundup What with tariff talk being such a driver of market-related conversation and an issue with numerous (and unknown) tentacles reaching all over the globe, we figured it apropos to include a brief roundup of some…

When a Good Plan Comes Together – Lou Eccleston, TMX Feature,Mwiki,Video,video

When Lou Eccleston became TMX Group CEO three and a half years ago, he needed to turn around declining organic revenue and profitability. Once that was achieved, eyes turned to growth. Eccleston and TMX were able to jumpstart that growth by acquiring the energy platform Trayport last year.  In this video from JLN’s annual series with industry leaders, Eccleston talks about the changing ideology at TMX Group and how the group is positioning itself for international clientele. Produced by Mike Forrester Interview by Spencer Doar