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Guest Commentary: Futurization or Swapification: The Winner Is? Commentary,Regulation

Jim Falvey

Guest commentary by Jim Falvey. Jim Falvey, general counsel for Green Key Markets, has been an attorney in the derivatives space for over 15 years. He has served as general counsel of Eurex US and IntercontinentalExchange, as assistant general counsel for CME Group and, more recently, as general counsel and corporate secretary of R.J. O’Brien & Associates, a Chicago-based futures commission merchant. He also sits on the advisory board of CMDirect, a web-based commodity trading platform. His regulatory column appears weekly in Green Key Markets’ ethanol research newsletter. To subscribe to the newsletter click HERE. Since the passage of the…

FIA Boca Preview: Walt Lukken on the Impact of Regulation on the Futures Industry (Part 2) Interview,Regulation,Video

Walt Lukken FIA Boca

Walt Lukken knows regulation. As a former Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) acting chairman and commissioner, he has seen the Dodd-Frank rulemaking process first hand. Now, after completing his first 12 months as president and CEO of the FIA, he’s trying to ensure that all those regulations make sense and work for industry participants. With FIA Boca set to start on March 12, Lukken spoke with JLN editor-in-chief Jim Kharouf about where we are in the Dodd-Frank rulemaking process, costs associated with the new rules, and his thoughts on some of the most controversial moves by regulators and exchanges. In advance…

Five Minutes with Sanela Hodzic Interview,Regulation


Today’s markets are focused on regulatory change and adapting to the new over-the-counter market and futures framework. Sanela Hodzic, managing director at Calypso Technology, spoke with JLN editor-in-chief Jim Kharouf about how Calypso has transformed itself, how clearinghouses are changing and why FCMs need to look ahead if they are to compete in the new derivatives arena. Q: We’ve seen a lot of regulation coming down the pike. How is Calypso fitting into the new market structure? A: We come from an OTC heritage and rode the credit wave in providing technology to firms looking for credit trading and risk…