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FANG+ Puts the UMPH Back into the Markets and Exchange Competition Blog,Commentary,Exchanges, OTC & Clearing,Financials,Interview,Investing & Trading,Mwiki

Hallelujah! The magical power of innovation from exchange competition in Chicago is alive and well after a noticeable absence. The NYSE FANG+ index at ICE Futures US is the most innovative and timely new contract I have seen since the Cboe introduced the VIX. Besides the FANG+ contract, we have the expectation of the CME Group and Cboe slugging it out later this year with competing bitcoin futures offerings. Earlier this year we had the CME Group resteal the Russell index complex from ICE, returning the contracts to the CME where they were  in 2007. The FANG+ sprang from this exchange…

Jamie Farmer, Managing Director, S&P Dow Jones Indices – Indexing 101 Tech / HFT,Video

“This is a big industry…but it’s very tight, very interconnected, very close. It’s unbelievable how many people you come in contact with again.” Jamie Farmer, managing director of S&P Dow Jones Indices, gives a rundown on indices, beginning with the history of indexing and the creation of the Dow Jones industrial average. According to Farmer, the original purpose of indexing was for editorial value. Eventually, it expanded and evolved into what we know as the Dow Jones S&P Indices. Farmer also covers trends along with the growth and expansion of the financial industry. He concludes by discussing the importance of…

Five Minutes with Scot Warren Financials,Interview

Scot Warren

Scot Warren is the managing director of equity index products at CME Group. After the successful launch of a new joint venture with the Dow Jones Index Business and the recently announced licensing agreement with the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) to launch volatility products, Warren sat down with MarketsWiki’s Jessica Titlebaum to discuss what’s driving their initiatives in the equity index space. Q. What does it mean to say one of your responsibilities is to globalize the equity index products? A: It is about making it relevant. One of the highest-level strategies we have in the equity index complex…