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Shortwave trading; “Quitaly” update; Warning bells Newsletter,Options

Observations & Insight OCC 2017 Interactive Annual Report OCC On behalf of the Board of Directors and my fellow colleagues at OCC, I am pleased to share with you our 2017 annual report. Over the past year, the team achieved a number of key milestones that position OCC for continued resiliency, innovation and growth while strengthening our role as an industry leader and market influencer. /goo.gl/9USqKf ****SD: I like the multi-media aspect of this report – videos with Walt Lukken, Bill Brodsky and more are included. Some numbers – $78.7 million refunded to clearing members; $15.2 billion held in clearing…

HKEx Looks To Make A Major Clearinghouse Upgrade Video,video

Today’s markets and regulations are pushing exchanges to improve their technology, risk models and capital services. As such, Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing has embarked on a major revamp of the clearing house’s platform, looking to upgrade its risk models and technology. Ryan Ingram, senior vice president, group regulatory analytics, risk policy and FMI strategy at Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing, spoke with John Lothian News at the WFE IOMA Clearing and Derivatives Conference in Chicago in April about how the exchange is approaching this project and rolling it out over the next several years. “What we are doing now…

Volatility – An intellectual virus, a bubble, or both?; Huge Brazilian FX trade Newsletter,Options

Observations & Insight Lessons From the “Not Guilty” Verdict in This Week’s Criminal Spoofing Trial Renato Mariotti, former federal prosecutor – JLN Wednesday’s stunning “not guilty” verdict in United States v. Andre Flotron, only the second spoofing case ever taken to trial, is a reminder that it is extremely difficult for prosecutors to prove a defendant’s intent beyond a reasonable doubt in the absence of direct evidence. We should expect the DOJ and CFTC to reevaluate their charging practices in the wake of this significant defense victory. /goo.gl/KtzVVV ****SD: A related (subscription) article from Global Investor Group – Spoofing easier…

MIAX Announces New Exchange; Cboe’s New 1-yr VIX; Strong options volume Newsletter,Options

Observations & Insight MIAX Sees Green Spencer Doar – JLN The Spread episode linked to below is already missing big news! The 15 exchange-strong U.S. equity options market is getting another younger sibling from the same group – MIAX – that brought the market its 15th exchange. Named Emerald (see what they’re doing here?), the exchange is scheduled to open in Q1 2019 and will “fill a market structure niche not currently offered by the MIAX Exchange Group.” This is yet another step in MIAX’s ever-increasing presence in the options space. According to the monthly Options Liquidity Matrix (link in…

CME Record International ADV; Martin Act Opposition; Nasdaq Completes Media/PR Sale John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read Hits & Takes JLN Staff Congratulations to the World Federation of Exchanges on its IOMA Clearing & Derivatives Conference, concluded on Friday. The event, as usual, attracted exchange, clearing and market infrastructure from several continents and was well focused on the challenges and issues facing global CCPs. Nicely done.~JK Ankur Kamalia, managing director, head of group venture portfolio management & DB1 Ventures at Deutsche Bˆrse said at the WFE IOMA conference that his group has met with 750 fintech firms over the past three years and invested in just seven. Among those is Digital Asset Holdings.~JK Interesting tidbit…

Revitalizing the IPO – Romnesh Lamba, HKEX Feature,Mwiki,Video,video

Hong Kong, usually a leader in the IPO space, had a bit of an off year in 2017. Romnesh Lamba, HKEX’s co-head of market development, thinks 2018 will be an evolutionary year for HKEX as it plans to loosen its listing rules.   In this video from JLN’s annual series with industry leaders, Lamba talks about China policy, Alibaba and the exchange’s stock and bond connect programs. Produced by Mike Forrester Interview by Spencer Doar

SEC Urges End to CAT standoff; Deutsche Boerse plans FX expansion; HKEX working with ASX on blockchain John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read Hits & Takes JLN Staff Our Page Of The Day yesterday was industry legend Robert J. O’Brien, who turned 100 years old yesterday. His contributions to the industry and interviews with Mr. O’Brien were documented in the RJO O’Brien Centennial Video about the firm’s own 100 year anniversary in 2014, a video produced by John Lothian Productions.~JK Longtime accounting and back office professional Mark Connelly has left the futures industry. He started a new position as senior vice president – operations for All Clean Services responsible for running the Midwest Region. His responsibilities include managing and growing the…

HKEx May Have Reached Its Peak; Crypto Could Be Lifeline for CHX; Hundreds of European stocks barred from dark pools John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read Statement on Potentially Unlawful Online Platforms for Trading Digital Assets Divisions of Enforcement and Trading and Markets SEC Online trading platforms have become a popular way investors can buy and sell digital assets, including coins and tokens offered and sold in so-called Initial Coin Offerings (“ICOs”). The platforms often claim to give investors the ability to quickly buy and sell digital assets. A number of these platforms provide a mechanism for trading assets that meet the definition of a “security” under the federal securities laws. If a platform offers trading of digital assets that are securities and operates…

Vol products in the spotlight; Cboe’s pain; New VIX ETP Danger Newsletter,Options

Lead Stories Wall Street’s volatility products in the spotlight; Market retains potential for upsets after February’s ‘Vix-mageddon’ Christian Pfrang and Robin Wigglesworth – Financial Times (SUBSCRIPTION) A month ago global markets were thrown into a tailspin, with US equities suffering one of their fastest 10 per cent corrections in history. The mayhem raised questions about a small but complex corner of markets where investors trade volatility itself. jlne.ws/2FZ4elX ****SD: I still like vol-cano over Vix-mageddon. Armageddon is a one-off affair while volcanos light up with frequency. One line from the article that I’d say requires a lot more stipulations is:…