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CME Group Seals Deal to Buy U.K.’s NEX for $5.4 Billion John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read Hits & Takes JLN Staff The MarketsWiki Education World of Opportunity series dates are set for Chicago and New York. This is the 6th year of the series that began in 2013 in Chicago. The New York events will again be held at Nasdaq at the Marketsite in Times Square. Nasdaq will again be an event sponsor. The Chicago series will be held on July 30, 31 and August 2. The first two days will be at the Stuart School of Business at Illinois Tech. The last day will be in the offices of Trading Technologies. Both IT…

Stability Down Under – Peter Hiom, ASX Feature,Mwiki,Video,video

While Peter Hiom, deputy CEO of ASX, describes his markets and the region in general as relatively stable, that does not mean that ASX has been idle.   In this fourth video of JLN’s annual series with industry leaders, Hiom talks about ASX’s successful launch of its new futures trading platform, the slowing winds of regulatory change, the hope for a real yield curve, and the exchange’s progress in developing a blockchain reconciliation platform to ease the administrative burdens on clients.   Produced by Mike Forrester Interview by Jim Kharouf

Intercontinental Exchange Announces Marketing and Communications Leadership as Kelly Loeffler Prepares to Depart John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

ICE

First Read Hits & Takes JLN Staff Chris White and Viable Markets have invited me to participate in their Crypto Evolved – The Innovator’s Conference. The conference will look at “As Wall Street Meets Silicon Valley, Who Will Dominate the New Crypto Currency Frontier?” The conference will be held on June 27 at the New York Athletic Club.~JJL Kelly Loeffler is leaving her role as head of communications for ICE – did you know she is co-owner of Atlanta’s WNBA team, the Dream? ~SD A big thank you to Kelly Loeffler for her service to ICE and the industry. I…

What the World’s Governments Are Saying About Cryptocurrencies John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read Hits & Takes JLN Staff A young man from my church is going to graduate from college in May and is looking to embark on the beginning of his career in finance. He eventually wants to work in the hedge fund area. I told him there are many paths to get there. He is an outstanding young man, an Eagle Scout from a good family and already dresses like he could be a London banker. He is the founder and president of his college’s investment club and finance director for a consulting company and his college fraternity. If…

2017’s Low Volatility Was Not a Problem – Julie Winkler, CME Feature,Mwiki,Video,video

The industry will remember 2017 for the lack of volatility in markets despite global geopolitical uncertainty. But as the CME Group’s many new volume records show, that low vol regime didn’t seem to hurt the demand for risk mitigation on its platforms. In this second video of JLN’s annual series with industry leaders, CME Chief Commercial Officer Julie Winkler talks about the successful return of the Russell 2000 suite of products (CME’s largest sales campaign to date), the launch of bitcoin futures, the upcoming launch of the exchange’s Secured Overnight Financing Rate (SOFR) futures and the continuing issues with the…

Bank of America ‘systematically’ misled clients about stock trades John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read Hits & Takes JLN Staff Robby Lothian is home from the hospital and doing well. Thank you for the notes and prayers.~JJL My three nephews collaborated on a music video in support of the March For Our Lives movement. Here is Andrew Lothian’s “Good Guy with a Gun” music video.~JJL Our first video from the FIA International Conference in Boca Raton, FL is with Garry Jones, the former CEO of NYSE LIFFE and the LME. Jones is now done with his garden leave and looking for his next challenges. We picked his brain about Brexit, bitcoin and China….

Congressional CFTC Budget Decision Lacks Vision and Reason Commentary,Feature

A reasonable person could see that the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission needs an increase in its budget to address the growing responsibility it has acquired over US markets in recent years and the dramatic development and investment in fintech and cryptomarkets. A reasonable person, Democrat or Republican, would vote for the modest increase the CFTC requested unless they suffer from a chronic case of market myopia. But alas, the budget passed by the U.S. House of Representatives cuts the CFTC’s funding by $1 million to $249 million, and reason was not what ruled the day. The adjective that comes…

More Questions Than Answers For A Potential CryptoMarketsWiki ICO Blog,Commentary,CryptoMarkets,Fintech,Mwiki

In the announcement of CryptoMarketsWiki last week, I mentioned that the project would explore the initial coin offering process from an editorial and strategic perspective. If our due diligence works out, we may go ahead and conduct an ICO and use the token in our business operations. But there are lots of questions to answer before we get there. In fact, there are lots of questions we don’t even know yet, let alone know the answers. However, if we are going to build the central knowledge base for the cryptomarkets world, having real life experience with the product would be…

CME Considers Bidding for Michael Spencer’s NEX Group John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

NEX

First Read Hits & Takes JLN Staff Wednesday night I was about to head home when I ran into a friend outside the Bar Luna at the Boca Raton Resort and Club. He told me about a rumor the CME was going to buy NEX and some other details about potential counter-bids or the sale of parts of NEX that CME may not want. That news caused me to stay at the bar until 1 PM in search of other sources, but I found none. I did find sources yesterday who confirmed the CME was having an emergency board meeting,…