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John Lothian Newsletter: CFTC Proposes Measure to Keep Futures and Swaps User Collateral Safer; Regulators say bitcoin poses ‘financial stability risks’; 7 major financial institutions join forces to develop blockchain infrastructure for SME post-trade John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read Bits & PiecesJLN Staff We are a day away from the big U.K. referendum to decide whether or not Britain should remain in the European Union. Have you participated in any of the numerous pre-vote polls out there? Well, here’s your chance, compliments of our friends at Trading Technologies. Click HERE to play. In the demographic survey we conducted earlier this year, one of the questions asked participants whether they would be interested in joining a focus group to help advise us on some elements of our newsletters and sites. Later today we are asking the focus group…

JLN Financials: Doubts raised over global forex platform; Look Out for Volcker in Illiquid Market Already Feeling Squeezed; UK To Be First Non-China State To Issue Renminbi Bond Financials,Newsletter

First Impressions Thank You for Playing Today’s JLN Financials newsletter is topped by three stories with a common theme. Can you spot it? Let’s play. Six years after the global financial crisis and four years after the passage of Dodd-Frank, and the story from market participants is one of failure – or at least of having fallen short of initial goals. Summary of the Dodd-Frank Act => Behind door number one we have a foreign exchange market that simply cannot come together under one roof, despite the best intentions. Thus, regulations have failed the first test, which is increased…

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

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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.

Republicans Will Rule in House and Senate, But Have Trouble Revising Dodd-Frank, Says John Damgard Blog,Regulation

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In what he said was his last speech as president of the Futures Industry Association, John Damgard was optimistic that Republicans would dominate both the Senate and the House in the next election, but not that they would be able to undo any of the provisions of the Dodd-Frank legislation to which they object. Damgard told the Union League Club of Chicago that he expects the House to remain Republican and even gain a few more seats, and that the Senate will likely pick up four to six Republican seats.  “The recent redistricting has guaranteed Republicans control of the House for the next 10 years,”…