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Hawaii, Harvard gambled on calm; Wall Street not quitting vol; More VIX rigging; HFT source code developments Newsletter,Options

Lead Stories Harvard, Hawaii Gambled on Market Calm—Then Everything Changed Gregory Zuckerman, Gunjan Banerji and Heather Gillers – WSJ A decade of low bond yields pushed some of the most stability-minded investors to dabble in risky investments that depended on markets being orderly. Now, those bets are looking problematic. In the past, pension funds, endowments and family offices pursued relatively safe investments. After interest rates collapsed on the heels of the financial crisis, they ran into challenges paying pensioners and filling university budgets, and added riskier bets on hedge funds and venture capital in the hopes of winning better returns….

Impact: Navigating Regulation and What Comes Next, Part 1 Exchanges, OTC & Clearing,Feature,Fintech,Mwiki,Regulation & Enforcement,Video,video

At FIA Expo 2016, JLN spoke with a variety of participants in today’s markets about the ongoing effects of regulation and what those mean for the future of their businesses.   In Part 1 of our three-part series, Phupinder Gill, CEO of CME Group; Drew Shields, CTO of Trading Technologies; Dave Snowdon, co-founder, director and CTO of Metamako; and Hazem Dawani, president and CEO of OptionsCity, provide their thoughts on subjects ranging from issues with MiFID II clock synchronization to the shifting clearing landscape.  

Sweet 16: The Tops for 2016 Special Report

At last fall’s FIA Expo Chicago, John Lothian News partnered with Cinnober Financial Technology to  bring you industry conversations, where we conduct short interviews with industry participants on the important topics facing the financial markets. The 2015 theme is “Sweet 16: The Tops For 2016.” What technology, regulation, exchange or macroeconomic issue or trend will be most important to our industry next year? We will take the 16 best ideas and thoughts and package them in a John Lothian News video series. Here is what our participants had to say: Part 1 – Exchanges: Exchange leaders will be dealing with…

Sweet 16: The Tops For 2016 – Technology Interview,Special Report,Tech / HFT,Video

Technology is the lifeblood of the financial markets. As we look ahead in our Sweet 16 series at 2016, here are four ideas from Matthew Rees, Hazem Dawani, Adam Honore and Matt Hughes – about where we are headed with new technology.

OptionsCity CEO Hazem Dawani Talks Technology Interview,Options

Sarah Rudolph

OptionsCity on Monday announced the release of Metro 5.0, the most recent update to its flagship trading and market-making platform. Last week OptionsCity’s president and CEO Hazem Dawani spoke with JLN’s Sarah Rudolph on the new version of Metro and what’s going on in technology in the options industry. Q: OptionsCity just rolled out a new version of its Metro trading system. Can you tell me how it has changed to accommodate the changing needs in the marketplace? A:  Version 5.0 is the result of a lot of work in the past 6-9 months. We worked on enhancing multiple areas….

ISE Polishing Up New “Topaz” Exchange Blog,Options

ISE Polishing Up New “Topaz” Exchange by Sarah Rudolph, JLN The International Securities Exchange is a few steps closer to making the already crowded field of U.S. options exchanges even more crowded.  On March 1, 2013, the Securities & Exchange Commission issued an order granting  “exemptive relief”  for ISE’s second options exchange, tentatively known as Topaz. This would bring the number of U.S. options exchanges to 12.  All four SEC commissioners have signed off on the filing and it can now be published for comments, according to an ISE spokesman. ISE now plans to launch the exchange in Q2 2013,…