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OCC default fund shrinks $3 billion; EU fights over prop trader rules; Iranian derivatives JLN Options Newsletter,Newsletter,Options

Observations & Insight Build or Buy? Exchanges Continue to Branch Out For Revenues Through Acquisition Jim Kharouf – JLN Exchanges are continuing to look at two areas for revenue growth – consolidation and acquisition of non-exchange service firms, according to a new report from Burton Taylor. – The report, presented at the World Federation of Exchange’s General Assembly and Annual Meeting in Athens and authored by Andy Nybo, shows that ICE topped exchanges in revenue in 2017 with $4.6 billion, followed by CME with $3.6 million, Deutsche Boerse with $2.7 billion, LSE Group with $2.5 billion and Nasdaq with $2.4…

ESMA Keeping Tight Leash On EU Trading Venues Blog,Commentary,Exchanges, OTC & Clearing,Feature,Regulation & Enforcement

Steven Maijoor, chair of the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA), said MiFID II rules launched in January are indeed living up to expectations of pushing more trading onto exchanges, but more work may be required. In remarks before the World Federation of Exchanges annual meeting in Athens, Maijoor said less trading volume is flowing to dark pools and onto exchanges and so-called systematic internalisers (SIs), used by banks and algorithmic trading firms to fill customer orders. The use of ongoing periodic auctions for contracts, however, is coming under greater scrutiny, Maijoor said. These millisecond auctions may not being adhering…

Deutsche Bank ousts John Cryan and names Christian Sewing as chief John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read Hits & Takes JLN Staff JLN Contributing Global Markets Editor Jim Kharouf will be in Washington, DC representing us at the IFM “Smart Financial Regulation Roundtable: Implications of Cryptocurrencies” event on April 11. Later in the week, Kharouf and other members of the JLN team will be at the “IOMA – The WFE’s Clearing & Derivatives Conference” in Chicago.~JJL The CME Group’s market cap on Friday was $53.8 billion. NEX Group’s was $3.7 billion. ICE came in at $41 billion.~JK Don’t forget you have a week (well, eight days) to get in your taxes, which are due April…

Finance chiefs warn on Big Tech; Trading venues buzzing; China to stamp out cryptocurrency trading John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read Hits & Takes JLN Staff Richard Sandor has a new book coming out, “Electronic Trading & Blockchain: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow.” The book tells the story of his experience leading the first project to design and establish an electronic trading platform and for-profit exchange when he taught at Berkeley in the late 1960s. Included in the book are chapters from leaders in digital assets, including Don Wilson and Don Tapscott. Doc Sandor gives Jim Kharouf and I a tip of the hat in the book as we are mentioned as leading figures in the financial press covering the…

VIX bets surging; LCH begins credit options clearing; Fast moving stocks Newsletter,Options

Lead Stories Stock market volatility, VIX bets are surging Joe Ciolli – Business Insider Traders are betting more and more that the stock market will soon snap out of its prolonged slumber. This can be seen through a measure called skew, which looks at bullish CBOE Volatility Index, or VIX, options contracts compared with bearish ones. It’s at its highest level in two years, having risen swiftly in recent weeks, indicating an expected volatility spike. jlne.ws/2D347UR ****SD: Mentions 50 Cent – in 2018, I hope we get more hip-hop themed volatility traders. LCH begins credit options clearing Helen Bartholomew –…

The low vol feedback loop; EU shuts door on electronic access providers; More exchange consolidation? Newsletter,Options

Observations & Insight Ed Tilly – Staying Ahead of the Technology Curve MarketsWikiEducation.com In this video from MarketsWiki Education’s Intern Recruiting Event event in Chicago, Ed Tilly, chairman and CEO of Cboe Global Markets, discusses how changes in technology force you to adapt to stay ahead of the curve. Tilly breaks down what’s going on in the exchange space and how the Cboe has changed over the years. With the explosion of screen trading and the end of open outcry trading, exchanges have had to roll with the punches and make sure customers are happy. Tilly’s goal is to bring…

Strong October Options Volumes; American Options Calibration Issues; Betting Against Bitcoin Newsletter,Options

Observations & Insight ESMA Consults On Calculation Of Derivative Positions Mondovisione The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has today published for public consultation future guidelines on the calculation of derivative positions by trade repositories (TRs) authorised in the European Union under the European Market Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR). jlne.ws/2hIw0Mb ****SD: In the link to future guidelines that is provided, there is this – “In contrast to the approach required under MiFID II/R to calculate position limits, position calculations with regards to options are not based on delta-adjusted notional values. Rather, the relevant gross notional values that are reported under EMIR…

Bitcoin Exchange Gets $100 Million Investment; VIX Options and Futures Set New Daily Volume Records John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read Russell Suite Competition Ambiguity Raises Some Questions; Exclusive. Non-exclusive. Exclusive. CME. ICE. CME again. By John Lothian The story of the Russell Index futures complex licensing over the years is a study in ambiguity, changing strategies and partners. We know the CME Group will win this round as they currently hold the long term license for the products. But what will happen in the short term is ambiguous as these two global exchange giants square off and try to maintain control or pry loose the open interest in the Russell futures products. After ICE took over an exclusive…

European watchdogs to clamp down on risky retail trading; China’s high-frequency traders in retreat after court verdict; Wealth Management Industry Hit by Lower Fees, Fewer New Clients John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read Living With Uncertainty Again By Jim Kharouf, JLN Yesterday’s Trading Chicago event, co-hosted by FOW and John Lothian News, brought together more than 30 speakers and about 210 participants who addressed pressing issues for our industry – ranging from US and EU regulations to technology to markets. As was outlined by keynote speaker Craig Pirrong from the University of Houston, the industry is dealing with the ripple-on effects of the Dodd-Frank Act, or as he likes to call it, “Franken-Dodd.” His relentless critique of the act and subsequent rulemaking by US regulators ended with some resignation that the…