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Futures industry walks to work to support Futures for Kids charity Blog,Giving News

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Industry executives from Washington and Chicago also join their London counterparts Today is the Futures for Kids (FFK) 6th Annual “Walk to Work” , which will see some 70 futures industry executives trek around London before heading to the Finish Line at the Anchor Bankside pub on the South Bank. Many will be travelling the full distance of over 35 miles starting at 8 AM in the morning while others will be taking an afternoon stroll from one of four starting points at Greenwich Park, Clapham Common, Regent’s Park or Victoria Park. This year, walkers in London will be joined…

A Most Interesting Charity Challenge Without Cold Water Blog,Commentary,Giving News

I have a challenge for the readers of the John Lothian Newsletter that does not involve cold water, but does include a donation to the Futures For Kids charity. The week before the FIA Boca Raton International Conference news broke that Dos Equis spokesman Jonathan Goldsmith, known as “The Most Interesting Man in the World” was being replaced by the beer maker with a younger replacement. In fact, Goldsmiths character is being sent to Mars. You could be the next MIMITW. Here is the plan. You need to shoot and share with us an audition video for the part. You…

John Lothian Newsletter: Intercontinental Exchange Announces Senior Management Promotions; Tech Startup Funding Frenzy Prompts SEC Scrutiny of Brokers; CalPERS renews participation in OCC repurchase facility John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read Bits&Pieces Jim Kharouf – JLN ICE news comes in threes today. Congratulations on three official promotions there: Ben Jackson has been named ICE’s chief commercial officer; Lynn Martin, president and COO of ICE Data Services, has added Interactive Data to her responsibilities; and Trabue Bland has been named president of ICE Futures U.S. All three are talented professionals with great market knowledge. Well deserved. Speaking of ICE (and snow), the Futures Industry Association’s Walt Lukken and the FIA board will ring the closing bell today at the New York Stock Exchange. For full details, see the NYSE Bell…

John Lothian Newsletter: Corzine, others settle MF Global lawsuit for $64.5 mln; JPMorgan to pay over $125 million to settle U.S. credit card debt probes; CFTC stays ICE’s plan to raise position limits in power contracts John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read Bits & Pieces by JLN Staff MarketsWiki just passed the 65 million page view mark. A big thanks to all of our users. We have added John Kerin, the CEO of the Chicago Stock Exchange, to our list of speakers for the Chicago Summer Intern Education Series. We hope to add another tall speaker who will be spot on. In case you missed it, we added James Gellert of Rapid Ratings and technology entrepreneur John Edge to our list of speakers for the New York events. Here is the line up for New York. At 1 PM, we…

Kilting for Quid; Kilting for Kids Blog,Giving News

Simon Puleston Jones, CEO of FIA Europe – In Pursuit of Happiness JohnLothianNews.com “Try to find someone who does things right that you really aspire to be over the course of your career.” Simon Puleston Jones, CEO of FIA Europe, gives advice for balancing personal life with career life. Jones begins his presentation with an acronym for “DREAM”, discussing how happiness and achieving your goals is related to Diligence and drive, Relationships and recruitment, Education and ethics, Adjustments and appreciation, and Mistakes and mentors. He stresses that your career should be something you truly enjoying waking up for and how…

John Lothian Newsletter: LME takes steps to broaden access to electronic trading; HKEx Soars With Brokers on Optimism About Influx of China Cash; First trader to face trial in Libor case heads to court John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read Simon Puleston Jones, CEO of FIA Europe – In Pursuit of Happiness JohnLothianNews.com “Try to find someone who does things right that you really aspire to be over the course of your career.” Simon Puleston Jones, CEO of FIA Europe, gives advice for balancing personal life with career life. Jones begins his presentation with an acronym for “DREAM”, discussing how happiness and achieving your goals is related to Diligence and drive, Relationships and recruitment, Education and ethics, Adjustments and appreciation, and Mistakes and mentors. He stresses that your career should be something you truly enjoying waking up for…

John Lothian Newsletter: Intercontinental Exchange Threatens to List New Cotton Contract Outside U.S.; US ‘superior’ to Europe on futures margin; CFTC’s Massad: agency directed CME to beef up “spoofing” enforcement John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read Long run: Jack Schwager talks traders, old and new JohnLothianNews.com Jack Schwager’s career runs from pre-financial futures markets to author of the Markets Wizard books to an online start-up today. As the recipient of the CTA Expo’s 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award in New York in April, he spoke with Jim Kharouf, editor-in-chief of John Lothian News about what he knows about about top traders and his new venture, Fundseeder, an online platform for the next generation of market wizards. For Schwager, top traders don’t just post profits, but have great risk management as well. “It doesn’t have to…

John Lothian Newsletter: China’s stock index futures unseat S&P to become world’s most traded; A Bitcoin Technology Gets Nasdaq Test; Big Sugar Order Gives Prices a Jolt John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read Keeping Tabbs on the Options Industry Sarah Rudolph – John Lothian News The outlook for the options industry is a lot less sunny than the skies in Miami Beach, if you listen to the Tabb Group’s Andy Nybo. The industry faces major challenges right now, including a lessening of liquidity, widening bid-ask spreads, and market fragmentation, Nybo told the audience Thursday morning at the Options Industry Conference in Miami Beach. A recent Tabb study found that these are particular problems for institutional traders, he said. Overall spreads have widened, but the tiering of liquidity has created a bifurcated…

John Lothian Newsletter: The OCC looks to a bright confident day; Navinder Singh Sarao And The Flash Crash: Why Financial Market ‘Spoofing’ Is So Hard To Catch –And Even Harder To Prosecute; Centralised risk raises systemic worries over derivatives John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read The Out of Options Motorcycle Club to Ride to Miami to Options Industry Conference John Lothian News (JLN) by John Lothian The Out of Options Motorcycle Club comes together to raise money by doing a charity motorcycle ride to the options conference. The group is riding for this year is the Babies Heart Fund, which supports the pediatric cardiology division at Columbia where ISE’s Molly McGregor’s son is a patient. She credits them with saving Nathan’s life and says the research they are doing now is simply amazing. The group is also riding for cancer research at St….