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John Lothian Newsletter: Deutsche Börse reconsiders vote threshold on LSE deal; Black Hole of Negative Rates Is Dragging Down Yields Everywhere; London Stock Exchange Group Launches Online Private Placement John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read Knowledge Is Power: A MarketsWiki Education JourneyDoug Ashburn, JLN“There is a lot of competition out there, but that is what our markets are all about. It is the essence of what we do. We innovate because of competition.” With those words, CME Group Chairman Emeritus Leo Melamed kicked off the inaugural MarketsWiki Education event in 2013. We have come a long way since then; the event has expanded its reach each year and in 2016 will visit five cities, beginning in Chicago July 12-15. For more information on the Chicago event, or to register, click HEREThe goal of…

John Lothian Newsletter: VCs Hunt for the Next Unicorn on Snapchat; Citadel’s Ken Griffin: Hedge fund talent is there to snag; Germany’s School for Central Bankers Draws Risk-Averse Crowd John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read Half Full: Trade Alert’s Schwartz Says Options Industry Has Growth OpportunitiesJim Kharouf, JLNToday’s options market is a mixed bag of some strong products gaining traction but, in general, the industry has slowed dramatically over the past decade. Henry Schwartz, president of Trade Alert, speaking at the 34th Annual Options Industry Conference in Palos Verdes, California on Wednesday, told the audience that options industry volume growth has slowed from 14.7 percent over the past 20 years, to 8.5 percent over the past 10 years, to just 2 percent in the past 2-year period. Schwartz attributed the slowdown over the…