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Dark Trading Could Triple in Europe; SEC Defends CAT Plan After Hack; Regulatory ‘false choice; John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read Hits & Takes A KISS Goodbye In case, you missed it, (and we did), the deadline for Project KISS from the CFTC ended on September 30th. If you want to see who said what about whatever can be improved on Dodd-Frank, all comment letters can be found here.. Among the names included on the KISSing contest were CME Group, which had a number of proposed rules it found problematic, including the Reg AT and position limits rule, not to mention liquidity resources which somehow do not count US Treasuries. Good reading, and only 37 pages for Christopher Kirkpatrick,…

Cybersecurity is very, very tough: How a SIFMU’s cyber chief sees the threat Blog,Commentary,Feature,Mwiki,Options

The OCC’s new chief security officer talks about risks and prevention.  It’s alarming and getting ugly. The Equifax hack in March compromised the personal information of an estimated 40 percent of the United States population. The Bangladeshi central bank is down $81 million after the SWIFT messaging system was hacked in early 2016. The SEC recently disclosed that a 2016 hack of its EDGAR database may have resulted in trading on nonpublic information for personal gain. Then there are the cyber breaches of retailers: Target in 2013, which settled for $18.5 million, and Home Depot in 2014, which settled for…

SEC hack; Deutsche Boerse to cap executive pay; Yellen’s end of QE John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read Hits & Takes By JLN Staff 2017 Chicago Block-chain Summit, October 10, 2017, The Most Influential Gathering of Blockchain Influencers in the World. We’ve gathered 30 of the world’s leading block-chain experts from regulators at the SEC to the country’s top lawyers & technologists – Click Here To Register.~JK Uber has lost its license to operate in London, though it can appeal. That affects 40,000 drivers who have no idea where you are going without the help of Google maps.~JJL It’s Friday, a good day for a Heineken commercial song – The Asteroids Galaxy Tour.~JK RJO celebrated work…