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Revamping Nasdaq’s Tech Approach – Lars Ottersgård, Nasdaq Feature,Mwiki,Video,video

After Adena Friedman became Nasdaq’s CEO at the end of 2016, the exchange group’s management team evaluated where would be best to invest moving forward. One decision out of that process was to shift to becoming more of a fully integrated, cloud-enabled managed services provider. The plan came together in 2017. 2018 is the year for execution. In this video from JLN’s annual series with industry leaders, Nasdaq’s EVP and Head of Market Technology Lars Ottersgård talks about machine learning, data governance, parimutuel technology and cloud computing. Produced by Mike Forrester Interview by Spencer Doar

Cybersecurity and Technology Upgrades – John Davidson, OCC Feature,Mwiki,Video,video

The OCC is in the process of making what is a big decision for a systemically important financial market utility (SIFMU) – how to best upgrade a tech stack responsible for clearing millions of options and futures contracts daily. In this video from JLN’s annual series with industry leaders, OCC President and Chief Operating Officer John Davidson talks about how the OCC is weighing its cloud vendor options, addressing cybersecurity concerns and the regulatory initiatives on the road ahead.   Produced by Mike Forrester Interview by Spencer Doar

Leveling the Clearing Field – Patrick Tessier, Minium Feature,Mwiki,Video,video

Why can’t banks and brokers use the same sort of technology that clearinghouses have access to? Minium, the new client clearing focused subsidiary of Cinnober, is looking to address that very question. In this video from JLN’s annual series with industry leaders, Patrick Tessier, Minium’s chief operating officer, talks about its early growth, bringing better clearing capabilities to the sell side and the decision to go with a cloud solution.   Produced by Mike Forrester Interview by Spencer Doar

Treasury Pushing For Capital Rule and Volcker Changes Blog,Feature

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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 the Volcker Rule. The Senate recently passed the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief and Consumer Protection…

Establishing a Presence – Travis Schwab, Eventus Systems Feature,Mwiki,Video,video

Travis Schwab, CEO of Eventus Systems, thinks firms that participated in the mad rush to build out their compliance and surveillance technologies are likely at a reevaluation phase. That presents an opportunity for Eventus, a three-year-old compliance and surveillance technology firm. In this video from JLN’s annual series with industry leaders, Schwab talks about issues with data integration, machine learning applications and entering the multi-billion dollar compliance technology industry.   Produced by Mike Forrester Interview by Jim Kharouf

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…

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

Uncertainty Still Looming – Thomas Book, Eurex Feature,Video,video

Europe can breathe only a bit easier with MiFID II preparation out of the way – there’s still much geopolitical uncertainty on the horizon with Brexit barrelling towards markets.   In this video from JLN’s annual series with industry leaders, Eurex CEO Thomas Book talks about shifting investor behavior, the growth of MSCI products, distributed ledger technology and more.   Produced by Mike Forrester Interview by Jim Kharouf

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