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Turn Yourself In, It’ll Be Easier: Bank Cooperation On Spoofing Charges Saves Millions Commentary,Feature

Over the past several months, there has been a fair amount of talk about the Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s push on the so-called “self-reporting” initiative launched last September and aimed at taking it easier on firms that come forward with wrongdoing. Yesterday’s announced spoofing charges and fines include one of the first such self-reporting cases, with HSBC Securities settling for $1.6 million, Deutsche Bank for $30 million and UBS for $15 million. Each was noted for their self reporting by James McDonald, the CFTC’s director of enforcement, who said in a statement: “Today’s enforcement action demonstrates that the commission will…

Bitcoin futures start trading; IEX and LTSE team up; Another Deutsche Boerse leadership change? John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read Hits & Takes By JLN Staff If you, too, want to help crash the Cboe website, or check out its bitcoin futures prices, you can click HERE.~JJL As of 7:20 AM Chicago time, 2918 contracts of Cboe bitcoin had traded.~JJL Breaking news: A pipe bomb exploded at the Port Authority Bus Terminal near Times Square. One person is reportedly in custody and he apparently was the only one injured.~JK Congratulations to the CME Group, which raised $186,000 for its Movember Foundation campaign, including its $125,000 corporate donation, to shine the spotlight on men’s health in the areas of…

Push for MiFID II Delay; Libor settlement; Bond volatility Newsletter,Options

Observations & Insight The Kooky News for Friday the 13th Spencer Doar – JLN Befitting the day, there are indeed some weird happenings in our markets. First, recall the release in Observations yesterday – TradingScreen Majority Shareholders Initiate Criminal Legal Action Against Giampiero Grandi, Board Chairman, For Misappropriation Of Corporate Assets. TradingScreen responded to that release with a statement, saying the allegations made were: “false, baseless, and meritless, and has been propagated by the company’s disgruntled former CEO [Philippe Buhannic], who was fired by the Board for cause last year after intentionally hitting an employee in front of numerous witnesses…

TradingScreen rejects claims by shareholder group; Citigroup, Deutsche, HSBC Agree to Settlement John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read Hits & Takes By JLN Staff Care to guess what the best performing financial asset of 2017 has been? According to Macquarie as cited in this Financial Times story, it’s the metal cobalt. Cobalt is up some 80 percent this year on the back of increased demand for electric vehicles.~SD Crain’s put out a list showing which companies won the most patents in Chicago in 2016. Trading Technologies is on there with nine. Tops by a longshot is Boeing with 1,045 (second and third go to Honeywell and Caterpillar, respectively). It’s all part of the Crain’s “Chicago’s Most…

Goldman Sachs Finds Itself in Unusual Spot – Last Place in Trading; Banks May Need $50 Billion New Capital After Brexit; Bitcoin’s Civil War – What You Need to Know John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read Hits & Takes By JLN Staff On October 16, John Lothian News will be holding a one day intern recruiting event and a session of MarketsWiki Education’s World of Opportunity series at the CBOE. The purpose of the event, timed to occur the Monday of FIA Expo week, is to attract college students to hear from industry leaders and have them talk to participating firms about internship opportunities. Interns will be able to drop off resumes, interact with firms recruiting teams and even shoot a one minute video interview that will be shared with participating firms. They will…

Bats Global Markets Announces Stockholder Approval Of Merger Agreement With CBOE Holdings; Departing SEC Chair Mary Jo White Blasts Congress on Her Way Out the Door; HSBC CEO Says Bankers Generating 20% of London Revenue May Move John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read Hungry for more: Dash Financial Sees Opportunity In A New Broker Landscape Jim Kharouf, JLN For some firms today, being young has its advantages. Dash Financial might just be one of those young and agile companies that can take advantage of the currents that are pushing and pulling the industry. Later this quarter Dash is expected to complete its acquisition of LiquidPoint, Convergex’s options brokerage and technology business, thus giving the combined firm 13 percent of the equity options and index options market volume. That’s more than double the current marketshare Dash Financial has quickly built since it…

Chinese billionaire with ambitions to reshape investment models; Law Firms’ Accounts Pose Money-Laundering Risk; U.S. mutual fund trustees feel the heat of investor lawsuits John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read Holiday Bits By John J. Lothian The John Lothian News team is scattered to the four winds post-holidays as we work from home or take this slow time before New Year’s to get some quality family time away. Construction on our offices continues and we hope to be back in the offices on January 9. We will be publishing JLN this week, but JLN Options will remain on the sidelines for the rest of the year. MarketsWiki will end the 2016 year with about 91.5 million page views since it was launched. Sometime in early 2017 we expect…

Fund industry assets fall for first time in five years; HSBC launches new R&D lab for fintech in Hong Kong; How a Smooth Talker Convinced Bankers to Invest $32 Million, Then Vanished John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read Another successful MarketsWiki Education event Spencer Doar – JLN Yesterday, we held our third education event in London, and it went off with nary a hitch. Over the course of three sessions hosted by the London branch of the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, young professionals were treated to the insights of some of London’s finest minds in business and finance — plus, John got to give his first talk in the history of the event. We had about 140 registrants. Getting the chance to mingle with these recent graduates and current university students was truly…

John Lothian Newsletter: Four signs another eurozone financial crisis is looming; Battered Bank Stocks Reflect Not Just Jitters, but Mistrust; Chinese Start to Lose Confidence in Their Currency John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read Bits & Pieces By John J. Lothian Today I hand off editing of this newsletter to the John Lothian News team. You might think that is a big thing, but it isn’t. This team contributes greatly to this newsletter everyday, sculpting it into the quality and informative missive that it is. Every morning Jim Kharouf, Doug Ashburn, Jeff Bergstrom and Sarah Rudolph rise from their bedchambers and contribute to this newsletter (we let Spencer Doar sleep in). That will not change in the next few weeks. My contributions to this newsletter during this time will be curtailed as…