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JLN Options: Shorties Options Will Stand Tall Newsletter,Options

Lead Stories Shorties Options Will Stand TallA new, shorter options contract introduced last week will give investors more flexibility in hedging event-specific risks. Steven M. Sears, Barron’sMost people will tell you they’re long-term investors. They think they are able to ignore the distractions that make others panic and sell. They think they buck the trends, and have the equanimity to buy when others are selling and sell when others are buying.***First Weeklys, now shorties, a tool to hedge against volatility-producing market events.– SR Vix volatility index depicting bear market behaviorJeff Greenblatt, FuturesI have good news and bad news. I know…

Byron Baldwin of Eurex Discusses OTC Clearing, Portfolio Margining and Individual Segregation Interview,Regulation,Video

Byron Baldwin is senior vice president of buyside relations for Eurex. He moved to New York from Eurex’s London office to in February 2011 in order to promote the firm’s listed products, connectivity for high frequency trading firms, and to promote Eurex’s move into OTC clearing. Baldwin spoke with John Lothian News Editor-at-Large Doug Ashburn about regulatory changes across jurisdictions, mandatory clearing of OTC derivatives, margin and collateral efficiency and Eurex’s individual segregation model.

JLN Managed Futures: The Secrets of The World’s Greatest Traders; Hedge Fund ETF Weapons Turn Dangerous For Solo Investors Managed Futures,Newsletter

In this issue of JLN Managed Futures, hedge fund ETFs are apparently lethal weapons in the hands of non-savvy investors. Commodities run the risk of “de-financialization” according to Dan Kemp in a Reuters story. The illustrious David Einhorn professes his love of gold as an asset class and, at the same time, mocks Warren Buffett for his “cash is king” philosophy. Finally, Dan Hart of Cortland Fund Services discusses series trusts with JLN Managed Futures editor Jim Kharouf.

Mary McHenry of the National Futures Association Discusses the NFA’s CTA Marketing Policies Interview,Managed Futures,Video

Mary McHenry is senior manager of compliance at the National Futures Association (NFA). Among the NFA’s oversight responsibilities is the monitoring of the marketing and promotional activities by commodity trading advisors (CTAs).  John Lothian News Editor-in-Chief Jim Kharouf spoke with McHenry about CTA promotional materials, some common mistakes made by CTAs with regard to the use of performance statistics, appropriate use of social media, and the NFA’s pre-review program.

William Birdthistle of IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law Discusses Dodd-Frank, Say-On-Pay & Corporate Governance Interview,Regulation,Video

William Birdthistle

William Birdthistle is an associate professor of law at the IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law, where he specializes in investment funds, corporate governance and executive compensation. Birdthistle sat down with JLN editor/producer Nicole V. Rohr and discussed the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) timeline for Dodd-Frank, how issues like corporate organizational structure and say-on-pay rules will progress in 2012, and how MF Global changed the landscape of corporate governance.

Max Eagye – Altegris Interview,Managed Futures,Video

Max Eagye

Max Eagye is a director of Altegris Clearing Solutions, a San Diego-based introducing broker specializing segregated managed account services for institutional clients, family offices, commodity pools, hedge funds and mutual funds. John Lothian News Editor-at-Large Doug Ashburn spoke with Eagye about the Altegris family of affiliated companies,, and emerging issues and trends in the managed futures space. Disclaimer: Altegris Clearing Solutions, a registered introducing broker and CTA, and NFA member, introduces customer accounts to futures commission merchants, recommends a platform of futures trading programs and provides futures consulting services. Altegris Clearing Solutions and its affiliates (the Altegris Companies) are…

Bart Mallon – Cole-Frieman & Mallon Interview,Regulation,Video

Bart Mallon is a partner and co-founder of Cole-Frieman & Mallon, a San-Francisco-based law firm specializing in hedge fund and alternative investment legal services. His areas of specialization include setting up offshore hedge funds and separately managed structured accounts, compliance and registration issues. Mallon is also the author of the Hedge Fund Law blog. John Lothian News Editor-in-Chief Jim Kharouf spoke with Mallon about managed futures mutual funds, CFTC Regulation 4.5, the Volcker Rule and other compliance issues related to managed futures.

Interview with Anthony Neglia of Tower Trading Interview,Metals,Video

Anthony Neglia

Anthony Neglia is president of Tower Trading of New York City, an open outcry floor brokerage firm specializing in options on precious metals at the New York Mercantile Exchange (NYMEX). His commentary regularly appears on CNBC and John Lothian News editor-at-large Doug Ashburn spoke with Neglia about volatility in the metals market, position limits, the role of speculators, and the future of the metals space.