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Shipbuilding: RJ O’Brien Building Business in Tough Times Blog,Commentary,Special Report

Gerry Corcoran has seen plenty of ups and downs in almost 30 years at RJ O’Brien & Associates. The key is to be a bit of a contrarian – which means building when others are tearing business units down.   The firm, which holds $3.7 billion in segregated customer funds and is among the largest non-bank FCMs in the industry, has held its own in recent years. Low to negative interest rates globally haven’t helped, but the firm has steadily embarked on expanding geographically as well as adding new business lines for the firm. “We’ve circled the wagons around our…

Shipbuilding: RJ O’Brien Building Business in Tough Times Blog,Commentary,Special Report

Gerry Corcoran has seen plenty of ups and downs in almost 30 years at RJ O’Brien & Associates. The key is to be a bit of a contrarian – which means building when others are tearing business units down.   The firm, which holds $3.7 billion in segregated customer funds and is among the largest non-bank FCMs in the industry, has held its own in recent years. Low to negative interest rates globally haven’t helped, but the firm has steadily embarked on expanding geographically as well as adding new business lines for the firm. “We’ve circled the wagons around our…

MarketsWiki Education World of Opportunity Series 2016 Schedule Announced Blog,MarketsWiki Education

4th Annual Education series will stop in four cities in 2016 Do you want to help the next generation? The 4th Annual MarketsWiki Education World of Opportunity series is coming to five cities in 2016, including Chicago on July 12th, 14th and 15th, New York on July 19th and London, Paris and Frankfurt in late October. Interns, new employees and anyone interested in learning more about the past, as well as present opportunities and careers in the capital and derivatives markets should attend. Registration for the Chicago and New York events is now open. The goal of the series is…

MarketsWiki Education World of Opportunity Series 2016 Schedule Announced Blog,MarketsWiki Education

4th Annual Education series will stop in four cities in 2016 Do you want to help the next generation? The 4th Annual MarketsWiki Education World of Opportunity series is coming to five cities in 2016, including Chicago on July 12th, 14th and 15th, New York on July 19th and London, Paris and Frankfurt in late October. Interns, new employees and anyone interested in learning more about the past, as well as present opportunities and careers in the capital and derivatives markets should attend. Registration for the Chicago and New York events is now open. The goal of the series is…

JLN Managed Futures: Funds: What’s hot, what’s not; Why 2014 was another ‘banner year’ for trend-following funds; Pension funds seek riskier, illiquid bets to make returns they need Managed Futures,Newsletter

Observations/Commentary Looking Up: RJO’s Gerry Corcoran Bullish On Managed Futures Jim Kharouf – JLN As CEO of one of the largest FCMs in the world, Gerry Corcoran of RJ O’Brien has diversified its services from futures execution and a clearing member firm to a host of other markets and businesses including managed futures. To him, the managed futures space has a lot of room to grow. JLN editor-in-chief Jim Kharouf sat down with Corcoran last week at the FIA Boca Conference to talk a bit about his views of the managed futures space. Q: What do you see in the…

John Lothian Newsletter: U.S. Is Seeking Felony Pleas by Big Banks in Foreign Currency Inquiry; The S.E.C.’s Hazy Approach to Crime and Punishment; HSBC leaker says files ‘tip of iceberg’ John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read My Realization: BOX and VolX Team Up to List Options on RealVol SPY Index Doug Ashburn – JLN When assessing actual exposure in the market, why does the listed world use measures of implied volatility? That is the question VolX CEO Bob Krause asks to anyone who will listen. Why, he wonders, is the listed derivatives market dominated by the VIX, a measure of 30-day volatility expectations? The standard in the OTC market, by contrast, is the variance swap – a contract where the payoff is in terms of actual movement in the underlying (“realized volatility” if you…

R.J. O’Brien & Associates, LLC Sponsors Golf Outing for Misericordia Home at Evanston Golf Club Blog,Giving News

R.J. O’Brien & Associates, LLC, the Corcoran Family Foundation and the The Clearing Corporation Charitable Foundation are sponsoring a golf outing on Thursday, September 25 at the Evanston Golf Club in support of Misericordia Home. This is the fifth year R.J. O’Brien has sponsored this golf outing in support of Misericordia, which has been providing services for persons inneed since 1921. Originally a home for unwed mothers,Misericordia opened its doors to infants and children withdevelopmental disabilities in 1954. Today, Misericordia is proud to support more than 600children and adults with a wide range of developmentaldisabilities from all racial, religious and…

The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Compilation from John Lothian News Blog,Giving News

When John Lothian was nominated by colleague Doug Ashburn to take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, he graciously accepted, then issued his challenge to the readership of the John Lothian Newsletter.  Here is an assortment of the videos we have received.

Special Report: House Agriculture Committee MF Global Hearing Regulation,Special Report

MF Global

This special report from the John Lothian Newsletter (subscribe here) includes the latest from the MF Global collapse, and the House Agriculture Committee meeting in which former MF Global CEO Jon Corzine made his first public appearance since leaving the firm several days after it filed for bankruptcy on October 31. In the wake of the MF Global bankruptcy, John Lothian Newsletter has created a special section on JohnLothianNewsletter.com devoted to news, information and commentary. The section features archived news stories featured in the John Lothian Newsletter, analysis and breaking news. Check regularly for updates. See the MF Global news section here.