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EU urged to tackle Brexit derivatives uncertainty; Adena Friedman comments on the C-suite John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read Hits & Takes JLN Staff The LaSalle Street Trading Tech Awards, in support of Pathway to Adventure Council of Boy Scouts of America, will be on November 15 in the Chicago Board of Trade Building. Become a sponsor or buy a ticket to attend HERE.~JJL Trader and world class sailor Brian Porter won the Melges 24 fall championship last weekend on Geneva Lake in Wisconsin. Another trader, Thomas Freitag, took fourth place.~JJL Have you paid for your 2018 JLN subscription yet? We can send you an invoice. You can pay with a credit card online, or send us…

ISDA eyes contingency plan as Libor demise looms; Lira meltdown John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read Notes from Consensus – Day 3 and Recap Chuck Mackie – John Lothian News Consensus ended with a short, half-day of sessions on Wednesday, but the energy and number of participants was not diminished in the slightest. In fact, you might have thought that they were giving jobs away for free by the number of bright, young (and some old) faces that bustled at the afternoon job fair. Unlike a run-of-the-mill industry conference, where attendees linger more as a sign of duty, those at Consensus were energetic and boldly inquisitive. If only one in a hundred does well,…

Amazon and Google’s Cloud for Big Banks; Bold goals from Korean meeting John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read Lessons From the “Not Guilty” Verdict in This Week’s Criminal Spoofing Trial Renato Mariotti Mariotti is a former federal prosecutor who spent almost 10 years investigating and prosecuting hundreds of cases in a wide variety of areas and is now a defense attorney. He is a former candidate for the Democratic nomination for Attorney General in Illinois. 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…

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…