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You Look Mahvelous Dahling: “Mad Men” Ready To Walk The Exchange Red Carpet With Nasdaq Blog,Feature

Fintech and regtech are firmly entrenched in the financial industry’s lexicon —  if a new exchange has its way, “adtech” will be the next addition. The New York Interactive Advertising Exchange (NYIAX) plans to offer a guaranteed contract for digital advertising space on Nasdaq’s latest blockchain-enabled technology platform in Q4. “The advertising world is … becoming more sophisticated with how it buys and sells inventory and there are a lot of challenges around trust and transparency — knowing the counterparties,” NYIAX co-founder Graham Mosley said.  “There are a bunch of issues in the advertising world that [NYIAX] could potentially solve.”…

Tim Edwards, S&P Dow Jones Indices – The Relative Importance of Skill, Conviction and Blind Luck in Beating the Market Financials,MarketsWiki Education,MWEd,Mwiki,Video,video

“I believe that the next big trend in our industry is going to be far more customized, far more bespoke, and it’s all going to be available at low cost because of technology.” When Google was readying for its IPO in 2004, employees were given educational courses in finance and investing. Then senior vice president Jonathan Rosenberg was worried that Google employees — many soon to be minted millionaires — would be taken advantage of by all manner of asset managers and brokers. During the presentations, a series of notable figures all gave the same advice to Google employees, “don’t…

FinTech Exchange Chicago: Future Is Now For Some FinTech and Right Around The Corner For Other Technology Commentary,Tech / HFT

FinTech Exchange 2016 Chicago was no wistful exercise in futurology last month. It was firmly set in the do-or-die present of technological solutions and opportunities. Chicago may not be thought of as a fintech hub among key global financial centers such as New York or London, but the homegrown talent was out in force along with a slew of imported presenters on the forefront of finding and pioneering new technology opportunities. The themes were well known — big data analytics, blockchain, machine learning and the necessity of reimagining the assumptions around how a business runs. And of course, the event’s…

Patrick Thornton-Smith: Innovation – Cars and Fintech Blog,Commentary,Tech / HFT

The recent ‘Thompson Reuters 100 Global Innovators Study’ made some interesting reading. It made me think about how innovation principles from some seemingly unrelated businesses are interrelated, such as cars and fintech. Of the 100 firms in the Survey, 10 were from the automotive industry and I considered three background themes that supported the innovation claim. The first was around patents. No real surprise there as patents can turn great ideas into commercial successes. Look at the technological advances in hybrid and full electric power cars like Tesla that, initially, dominated the patent space in the sector. The floor to…

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…

JLN Options: Volatility’s Biggest Week of 2013 Was Not Very Big Newsletter,Options

Lead Stories Volatility’s Biggest Week of 2013 Was Not Very BigBrendan Conway, Barron’sThe “fear gauge” climbed 24% last week, the most in nearly four months. But these days it takes more than a commodity selloff and weak data in China to get investors genuinely worried.http://jlne.ws/109CywD VIX Has Biggest Weekly Increase of 2013 as Stocks DropNikolaj Gammeltoft and Cecile Vannucci, BloombergBusinessweekU.S. equity volatility rose the most in almost four months last week after unexpectedly slow growth in China and a selloff in commodities triggered the biggest stock-market drop since November.http://jlne.ws/109Auoh Bloomberg lawsuit will not stem swap futuresThe TradeBloomberg’s legal action against…

JLN Environmental/Energy: May 16, 2012 Environmental/Energy,Newsletter

This edition of EMN reveals a drop in EU emissions amid the ongoing carbon-rule tussle. Cable power transport is covered in a Reuters opinion piece and two Business Green articles, one on China and one on Google. A Stanford Professor invites climate change skeptics to hang out and chat. A former Democratic Senator says President Obama will eventually greenlight Keystone. Quote of the Day: “The governors up and down the East Coast are extraordinarily interested in broadening out their energy portfolio with offshore wind. We have seen a level of engagement and interest by the governors in getting steel in…

John Lothian Newsletter: CME considers London futures platform; Tom aims to double market share; JPMorgan’s Iksil Seen Spurring Regulators to Dissect Trading John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

CME Group considers the possibility of starting a London-based futures exchange, just in case — not that it could ever happen — a transatlantic merger is not landed and completed. The Netherlands’ TOM retail exchange plans to double its market share in the coming months. The London Whale may be causing enough market waves to force regulators to evaluate the degree to which JPMorgan’s trading has been speculative rather than risk-management-ive. In the top box today, a MarketsWiki.tv interview with Rick Lane, the new CTO at Trading Technologies, about the differences between TT and Google and his new agenda for…

Rick Lane Discusses His New Role as Chief Technology Officer at Trading Technologies Interview,Tech / HFT,Video

Rick Lane

Rick Lane was recently rehired by Trading Technologies as Chief Technology Officer. Lane left Trading Technologies for Google after selling TickIt Trading Systems to them in 2010. Lane talks about the differences between Trading Technologies and Google, his agenda as CTO and how ADL (Algo Design Lab) is doing.