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MF Global News (12/9/11 AM) Blog,Regulation

The latest news on the MF Global bankruptcy and fallout, published in the John Lothian Newsletter (subscribe here) the morning of December 9, 2011. 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.

Alice Botis – Fidessa Interview,Tech / HFT,Video

Alice Botis

Alice Botis‘ experience spans from being the first female NASDAQ market maker to heading up Latin American business development for Fidessa. She sat down with John Lothian News editor Jessica Titlebaum to discuss the high frequency trading environment in Latin America, how the MILA initiative (otherwise known as the Integrated Latin American Market) is impacting growth in the region and how the industry has changed for women in this global marketplace.

FIA Panel: Perspectives on High-Frequency Trading and its Overall Impact on the Market (Part 1/3) Regulation,Tech / HFT,Video

FIA HFT Panel

Part one of the FIA’s Perspectives on High-Frequency Trading and its Overall Impact on the Market. [Part 2]  [Part 3] September 1, 2011 – The Union League Club – Chicago Event Description: Since the introduction of faster speeds, smarter algorithms and real-time data, the financial markets have emerged with increased opportunities and innovative challenges. While some believe the high barriers to entry decrease diversity, others say high-frequency trading increases liquidity, narrows spreads and enhances market efficiency. With a panel of industry experts, the FIA IT Division sets out to reveal the overall impact of high-frequency trading, explore common misconceptions and…

FIA Panel: Perspectives on High-Frequency Trading and its Overall Impact on the Market (Part 2/3) Regulation,Tech / HFT,Video

FIA HFT Panel

Part two of the FIA’s Perspectives on High-Frequency Trading and its Overall Impact on the Market. [Part 1]  [Part 3] September 1, 2011 – The Union League Club – Chicago Event Description: Since the introduction of faster speeds, smarter algorithms and real-time data, the financial markets have emerged with increased opportunities and innovative challenges. While some believe the high barriers to entry decrease diversity, others say high-frequency trading increases liquidity, narrows spreads and enhances market efficiency. With a panel of industry experts, the FIA IT Division sets out to reveal the overall impact of high-frequency trading, explore common misconceptions and…

FIA Panel: Perspectives on High-Frequency Trading and its Overall Impact on the Market (Part 3/3) Regulation,Tech / HFT,Video

FIA HFT Panel

Part three of the FIA’s Perspectives on High-Frequency Trading and its Overall Impact on the Market. [Part 1]  [Part 2] September 1, 2011 – The Union League Club – Chicago Event Description: Since the introduction of faster speeds, smarter algorithms and real-time data, the financial markets have emerged with increased opportunities and innovative challenges. While some believe the high barriers to entry decrease diversity, others say high-frequency trading increases liquidity, narrows spreads and enhances market efficiency. With a panel of industry experts, the FIA IT Division sets out to reveal the overall impact of high-frequency trading, explore common misconceptions and…

Five Minutes with Jeromee Johnson Interview,Options,Tech / HFT

Jeromee Johnson

Jeromee Johnson is vice president of market development at BATS Exchange and a leader in developing the BATS Options Exchange. He talked with Sarah Rudolph about BATS Options, the newest of the eight U.S. options exchanges currently operating. Q: Can you give us an update on what’s going on at BATS? A: We just completed the last of our rollout in mid-May following the last wave of options symbology consolidation. We added the last of our formally planned listings, bringing us to offering listed options on close to 2200 underlyings. Following that, in the beginning of June we lifted our…

Five Minutes with Andrew Actman Interview,Tech / HFT

Andrew Actman

Lightspeed Financial’s tag line, “Here’s To Unfair Advantages,” encompasses the edgy mentality the firm has adopted concerning controversial high-frequency trading operations. Recognizing the growing trend of electronic trading, the company admits to having a candid and entrepreneurial approach to meeting electronic trader’s needs. The brokerage house, which services small hedge funds, proprietary trading groups, and professional retail traders, also offers a suite of technology products for the futures, options and equity markets. JLN’s Jessica Titlebaum sat down with Lightspeed Financial’s chief strategy officer, Andrew Actman, at the Security Traders Association of Chicago’s mid-winter meeting, to talk about the controversies brewing…