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John Lothian Newsletter: Regulators Point to Risks From Rapid-Fire Trading, Clearing; UBS to Pay Over $500 Million in Fines for Manipulating Currencies and Libor; CME sees more contracts after June power launch John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

On the mend John Lothian reported in yesterday. He had a rough night before last, which happens when you pull out the IVs that pipe in the pain medicine. So he thought he would stay another day in the hospital, watch some more “Live with Kelly and Michael,” eat some more hospital food and ponder what else surgeons might work on next. ++++ Under New Management: Alan Campbell Looks To Expand Interest In Bloomberg Commodity Index Jim Kharouf – JLN Sometimes you just need a change of scenery. The Bloomberg Commodity Index, or BCOM, was taken on by Bloomberg in…

“Gimme Some Money”: Money Market Gets Another Regulatory Look Commentary,Regulation

Doug Ashburn

Editor’s note: On Wednesday, July 23, the SEC approved final money market reform rules, which have introduced a floating NAV and retention gates during times of market stress.   VIEW SEC PRESS RELEASE

SEC Tables Money Market Fund Regulation: Michael Markowitz Analysis Interview,Regulation,Video

Michael Markowitz

Michael Markowitz is chief investment officer at Horizon Cash Management LLC, an investment advisory firm specializing in the managing of cash portfolios for hedge funds, managed futures funds, family offices and institutional investors. Markowitz spoke with John Lothian News Editor-at-Large Doug Ashburn about the SEC‘s decision in August 2012 to table proposed changes to money market fund regulations.

George Bollenbacher of Kinetix Trading Solutions & Kim Olson of Deloitte & Touche Discuss the Volcker Rule Regulation,Video

Kim Olson and George Bollenbacher

Section 619 of the Dodd-Frank Act, the so-called “Volcker Rule,” would prohibit banking entities from engaging in proprietary trading of  and limit the ownership or sponsorship of hedge funds and other private funds, subject to certain narrow exceptions. The statutory effective date is July 21, 2012, followed by a two-year conformance period. There has been much discussion recently on the potential impact of the Volcker Rule and the timing of the statutory effective date. George Bollenbacher of Kinetix Trading Solutions and Deloitte & Touche’s Kim Olson discussed the regulatory response to the 17,000 Volcker Rule comment letters, the key challenges…