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What Does Your Cloud Data Look Like? QuantHouse Is Moving Historical Data On-demand To The Cloud Blog,Feature,Fintech,Tech / HFT

The data cloud shift aims to transform how firms research, trade and evaluate their strategies It’s all about the data. The lifeblood of trading is simply that – data – how to get it, how to decipher it and how to trade off it. The good news for traders is that it is now more accessible, flexible, and researchable than ever, especially with the rapid evolution of cloud technologies. QuantHouse, a market data, algo development and trading infrastructure provider, is pushing hard to move its data to the cloud, a strategy that Pierre Feligioni, co-founder and CEO of QuantHouse, says…

Clearinghouses Push Back Against Worries Over Their Size; Two Sigma rapidly rises to top of quant hedge fund world John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read Hits & Takes By JLN Staff Bad news for Deutsche Boerse as the judge in the insider trading case against Carsten Kengeter declined to approve a settlement that was submitted by prosecutors. As reported by the FT, the case is crippling Deutsche Boerse at this time. It’s pretty hard to execute a strategy if you don’t know whether the CEO will remain. Nonetheless, Eurex has been posting some strong numbers in its interest rates complex this year. Brexit could open up more clearing opportunities for the exchange. Potential moves in other regions, say Asia, could open up some…

SEC Data Center Had Security Flaws; Hedge Funds Ain’t Dead Yet; Nex warns on key division’s profitability John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read Hits & Takes By JLN Staff Today we have part 2 of our interview with the CFTC’s Chief Innovation Officer Daniel Gorfine and head of the agency’s new LabCFTC initiative.~JJL Two weeks from today is our MarketsWiki Education Recruiting event at the CBOE. College students are encouraged to sign up and/or submit their resumes for consideration at our www.marketswikieducation.com website.~JJL We are still accepting sponsors for the recruiting event, event if you can’t be there. If you want access to the database of student resumes, please contact us at johnlothian@johnlothian.com.~JJL Spread Networks LLC’s new lines from Brazil to…

The Massive Hedge Fund Betting on AI; U.S., EU fines on banks’ misconduct to top $400 billion by 2020 John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read Hits & Takes By JLN Staff Former JLNer Doug Ashburn‘s mom, Margaret Anne “Margie” Ashburn, 72, of Creve Coeur, died Saturday, September 23, 2017 at her home. Details on services are posted here. Our sincere condolences go out to Doug and Nancy Ashburn and family. PricewaterhouseCoopers Global FinTech Report 2017, reported that 77 percent of survey respondents in financial services are expected “to adopt blockchain as part of an in production system or process by 2020.” ~JK And now a note from a great musician Matt Scharpf of Eurex. “Once again I am participating in Rocktoberfest sponsored by…

SEC chairman belatedly learned of 2016 agency hack; CurveGlobal trades 1.5 million lots since launch John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read Hits & Takes By JLN Staff NFA is conducting a survey about its BASIC database. Please click HERE to offer your input. ~JJL JLN spoke with the OCC’s Mark Morrison, the clearinghouse’s chief security officer, about cybersecurity in financial markets. Check it out below. It’s not as though there have been any big headlines drawing attention to the subject matter of late… Oh, wait, what’s that? Deloitte was hit by a hack, too? ~SD LME Week is October 31 to November 3. Look HERE for details. ~JJL Congratulations to CurveGlobal on the [https://goo.gl/WfpJsB|one year anniversary]] of their launch….

Day Trading the VIX; The Exec Securing Money With Blockchain; LME considers starting lithium contract John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read Hits & Takes By JLN Staff ICE has committed more than $1 million to relief from Hurricane Harvey. You can donate through them too.~JJL CME Group will hold a Tech Talk 6.0 event on September 14 in Chicago at the Museum of Broadcast History. Topics to be addressed include Trending FinTech, Alternative Data, Innovation in the Cloud and Analytics: From Sports to Finance.~JJL Keith Fishe of TradeForecaster Global Markets offered some feedback from his daughter about this summer’s MarketsWiki Education World of Opportunity series in Chicago. Thanks Keith!~JJL Yesterday we added pages for Thomas Laux, Manfred Matusza, Gregor…

Hedge funds and the gender imbalance; Probe into ‘maker taker’; The next quant meltdown John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read Hits & Takes NEX Group yesterday led a session of Trading Tech 300, the merit badge workshop program created to help young people connect with the financial industry in Chicago. They took a group of Scouts around the financial district in a Geocaching exercise. Thank you to Tom Scanlan and the NEX crew for their service.~JJL Michael Kraines of Trading Technologies is our video subject today from the Chicago sessions of MarketsWiki Education World of Opportunity. Brian Quintenz has been sworn in as a commissioner of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission.~JJL If you like funny infographics, check…

CFTC grants registration to LedgerX to trade options on bitcoin; Options traders bet on U.S. steel stocks ahead of tariffs decision; Riding the Wave – Speed, Algos and Consolidation Newsletter,Options

Observations & Insight Crypto-innovations Jim Kharouf – JLN One look at today’s newsletter will tell you something – the traditional Wall Street system is ripe for disruption. The JLN piece on Overstock.com’s subsidiary Round One: How Overstock.com and tzero aim to knock out Wall Street shows how that firm is focused on using blockchain and its new Alternative Trading System ATS to do everything from trading securities via a blockchain, to finding an after hours trading niche. But tzero aims to create much more than that. While it’s still early days, it is not hard to imagine using the blockchain…

TradeStream Analytics targets Equinix in antitrust litigation; Volatility Might Be Awakening From a Coma, But It’s Still Groggy; VIX corralled again Newsletter,Options

Observations & Insight Happy Fourth of July Friendly neighborhood editor here: There will not be an edition of JLN Options on Monday, July 3 or Tuesday, July 4. We will be back in action on Wednesday. For everyone stateside, have a great holiday. And for those of you who are into all things black powder, remember, safety first.   Lead Stories TradeStream Analytics targets Equinix in antitrust litigation Maria Nikolova – FinanceFeeds Equinix is accused of violations of the Sherman act (Monopolies and Combinations in Restraint of Trade), as TradeStream says Equinix misused its alleged monopoly in low latency access…