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Future of Swiss Banking Hangs in Balance as Voters Head to Polls John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

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First Read Hits & Takes JLN Staff Mark Ibbotson passed the Kilt Challenge on to the FIA’s Emma Davey at the IDX gala in support of Futures for Kids last night. Ibbotson raised £10K of his £14K goal. Of course, if you forgot, you can still donate.~JJL The Chicago Bar Association on June 8 will be presenting a program focusing on enforcement, crypto derivatives and cybersecurity, with Cliff Histed, a partner of K&L Gates LLP, leading the enforcement update panel. This in-person-only futures and derivatives update from the CBA has an impressive lineup of speakers from the CFTC, US Attorney’s…

Man vs. Machine in Battle for a Better Stock Index; Strategy of ADM approach to Bunge; DTCC’s Vision For U.S. Equity Market Structure John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read Hits & Takes JLN Staff SGX reported that the Emerging Markets Asia Index jumped 40 percent in 2017, surpassing the 20 percent rise in the MSCI World Index. SGX’s MSCI Taiwan Index rose 14 percent. ~JK Part 2 of CME Group’s five-part Webinar Series “Inside Eurodollar, US Treasury and Fed Fund Futures Markets” takes place this Wednesday, Jan 24. The topic is the practical application of U.S. Treasury futures. You can go here to register.~SR HKEX set a new turnover record in futures and options today, with a day session record of 1,779,740 contracts and whole day total…

NYSE Wants Delay on End-of-Day Co. Announcements; T+2 Settlement; Banks join forces to create digital currency John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read Hits & Takes Today’s featured speaker from the MarketsWiki Education World of Opportunity series in Chicago is Michael Patak of TopstepTrader.~JJL The very last page of Deutsche Boerse‘s 425th anniversary pamphlet covering its chronology from 1585-2010 simply says “Part 2 of this booklet will be published in the year 2435.” Who says the Germans don’t have a sense of humor? ~SD Did you know that Megan Morgan of Eurex created a charity named “One Refugee Child” to help give out strollers to refugees on their migration?~JJL If you would like to see a man hold a Starbucks coffee…