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CME’s Duffy will get big pay raise as CEO; Speediest Traders Are Becoming Less Welcome in Currency Markets; Why Goldman Sachs Could Again Rule Wall Street John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read Bits & Pieces of Carpet By John J. Lothian I hope you are all recovered from weekend holiday parties so that you can enjoy more work holiday parties this week. We will be taking a break from holiday parties to take apart our office and prepare for the construction and rehab of our space. Employees of John Lothian News will be working from home starting next Monday, through to January 9th when the offices are scheduled to be done. It is best to just reach us by email if you need us. We had input from the whole…

The Voice: Green Key Technologies Is Turning Your Brokerage Voice Into Valuable Data; CEO Christensen Says Voice Brokerage Is Far From Dead, And The Conversations Gleaned Could Be Transformational For Firms Exchanges, OTC & Clearing,Feature,Interview,Mwiki,ReformWiki,Regulation,Regulation & Enforcement,Tech / HFT,Video

In today’s financial markets, the conversation is most often about electronic trading, high frequency trading, complex orders via algorithms and so forth. Yet, for the $492 trillion global OTC derivatives markets as well as block and listed markets, firms still conduct business over the phone, person-to-person, a practice which is now availing itself to new technology in compelling ways. Paul Christensen, who started as CEO of Green Key Technologies in March, told John Lothian News that phone transactions for certain markets is “a much higher quality way of communicating.” As such, technology firms are seeking ways to harness the value…

Foreign exchange trading; “Same as it ever was”. A market ripe for disruption Blog,Commentary,Financials

Ray McKenzie

When I first began trading FX in the age when dinosaurs roamed the earth, spot was traded through brokers and once in a while on the Reuters dealing system or via Telex. And of course direct over the phone. It took much prodding, begging and pleading to convince the brokers and the banks to allow Morgan Stanley (where I traded) to be allowed to use the broker market. Our argument was that we really were a customer and not a competitor because we were hedging client flow that the banks wouldn’t see anyway. To some extent that was true, but…

Revved Up: CME Europe’s Knottenbelt Says Currencies Just The Beginning Interview,Regulation,Video

CME Europe launched in March with an eye on currencies. William Knottenbelt, head of European business operations for CME Group and the CEO of CME Europe, says that the exchange has a core group of seven clearing members with more on the way and its currency products are positioned well for the market. And that, he says, is just the beginning for the European exchange. “We’re starting now to see the volume beginning to come into the market,” Knottenbelt told JLN at the IDX conference in London. “As we get more and more clearing members and execution members coming on…