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No-Deal Brexit Could Cause Finance Chaos; ADM makes takeover approach to Bunge; Louis Dreyfus turns to blockchain John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read Hits & Takes JLN Staff In case you missed it, the government shut down. The Senate has a noontime vote scheduled to reopen with three more weeks of funding. If you’re curious which states get hit the hardest by a federal shutdown, checkout the 2018 Government Shutdown Report. ~SD The CFTC’s Technology Advisory Committee Meeting set for Tuesday has been postponed due to the government shutdown. No new date has been determined. This shutdown my plans to attend the meeting in Washington, DC.~JJL Yes, some deals still use fax machines. The FT story today said the use of…

SEC’s Edgar System Hacked; Neuberger Berman acquires Breton Hill; S&P Cuts China’s Credit Rating John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read Hits & Takes By JLN Staff The LME Metals Seminar is fast approaching, and it’s set to be one of the best yet. What’s in store for the flagship event of LME Week? You can see the full agenda HERE. Or you can register, HERE.~JJL Exchange Analytics is offering a new Anti-Money Laundering training course. You can see a preview video HERE.~JJL A Leg To Stand On is extending its buy three get one free deal for its Chicago Rocktoberfest event on October 5 at City Winery. Just enter the name Lothian in the promo code for your…

NYSE Wants Delay on End-of-Day Co. Announcements; T+2 Settlement; Banks join forces to create digital currency John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read Hits & Takes Today’s featured speaker from the MarketsWiki Education World of Opportunity series in Chicago is Michael Patak of TopstepTrader.~JJL The very last page of Deutsche Boerse‘s 425th anniversary pamphlet covering its chronology from 1585-2010 simply says “Part 2 of this booklet will be published in the year 2435.” Who says the Germans don’t have a sense of humor? ~SD Did you know that Megan Morgan of Eurex created a charity named “One Refugee Child” to help give out strollers to refugees on their migration?~JJL If you would like to see a man hold a Starbucks coffee…

Building a Foundation – JB Mackenzie Feature,MarketsWiki Education,MWEd,Video,video

“Ask yourself if you’d be interested in an operations or compliance job. Because that gives you a foundation to help you excel.” In this video from MarketsWiki Education’s World of Opportunity event in Chicago, JB Mackenzie, director of futures and forex at TD Ameritrade, talks about the importance of understanding every detail about the technology influencing your industry of choice and how it can be a useful springboard for a successful career.   Mackenzie went to college in hopes of becoming a doctor, but after taking organic chemistry, he realized it wasn’t for him. He went into consulting in New…

Frankfurt Is the Big Winner in Battle for Brexit Bankers; Robotic Hogwash! Artificial Intelligence Will Not Take Over Wall Street; Wall Street Profits by Putting Investors in the Slow Lane John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read Hits & Takes By JLN Staff Yesterday was a success for the MarketsWiki Education World of Opportunity at the Stuart School of Business at Illinois Tech in Chicago. We had six strong speakers who were appreciated by the audience of industry interns. Rick Cooper, a professor at IIT’s Stuart School of Business, talked about the importance of the markets for funding companies and ensuring fair prices, and how participants help the economy in general by driving out market inefficiencies. Tom Sexton, NFA CEO, said that without regulation from bodies such as his (and FINRA, and the CFTC, etc.)…

Fixing FX: The Currency Trader’s New Guide to Ethical Behavior; BIS Releases New Set of Standards for Currency Trading; Post-crisis regulations have had ‘adverse impact’ on bond activity John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read CME’s CEO Is Expected to Make Full Recovery After Lung Collapse by Brian Louis – Bloomberg Company sees Duffy returning in ‘next couple of weeks’; Illness was disclosed at CME’s annual shareholders meeting CME Group Inc. Chief Executive Officer and Chairman Terry Duffy is recovering at home from a collapsed lung, according to the company, operator of the world’s largest futures exchange. /goo.gl/5ra8ll **** We all wish Terry Duffy a speedy recovery! ++++ Talent Battle: Hedge Funds vs. Silicon Valley BY LAURENCE FLETCHER AND SARAH E. NEEDLEMAN – WSJ The battle for quantitative talent has turned some of…

JLN Exchange Leader Series 2017: SGX’s Syn Says Trade Barriers Mean Opportunities for Offshore Exchanges Feature,Video,video

Singapore Exchange’s Michael Syn says that when economic barriers to trade come down, offshore jurisdictions like SGX can benefit by showing their worth for hedging exposure. The “big three” Asian markets – India, Japan and China – taken together account for about 25 percent of world GDP and 40 percent of world population. But each is regulated very differently and therefore the elements of risk in those countries will not be proxies for each other, Syn said. Each will behave in a distinct way. This makes it difficult for investors to hedge risk among them, which is where SGX comes…

Scott Feldman, ICAP Infinity – The Fintech Evolution Fintech,MWEd,Mwiki,Video,video

“That ability to communicate well and play [the role of] Google Translate is a differentiating factor for someone in the fintech space. You’ve got to marry the technology with the finance, and a lot of times they don’t speak the same language.”   That ability to communicate is one of the soft skills that people hiring in the fintech space seek in candidates. But the industry looks for many more traits in prospective entrants because fintech is a developing corner of the market and, as such, there is no one template for a dream resume or candidate. According to Scott…

Can’t Stop the Signal: FX Traders in the Era of Big Data Blog,Financials

By James Cochrane The foreign exchange markets are at an important crossroads. While these markets have benefitted enormously from technology developed over the last two decades, there remains a struggle around the best and most efficient ways to leverage continued technology innovations going forward. The era of big data has already altered FX. Instantaneous, aggregated trading information makes it possible to see markets all over the world at once and in real time. All of this new available trading information has been great for currency traders, who can run up as many trading connections as they can reasonably afford and…