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Jim Kharouf Resigns as CEO of John J. Lothian & Company, Inc.; Will Continue Work with Company in Freelance Role Blog,Feature,MarketsWiki Education,Mwiki

Jim Kharouf

Jim Kharouf is stepping down as CEO of John J. Lothian & Company, Inc. at the end of the year after having assumed the role on January 1, 2017. Kharouf is leaving the company as an employee, but will continue to work with John Lothian News and John Lothian Productions as an independent contributor. He will also be exploring his own bespoke initiatives, including in the Fintech sector. Despite accomplishing much during his tenure at the company and as CEO, Kharouf is departing after philosophical differences with Executive Chairman John Lothian over the direction of the firm and management issues….

A Tale of Two Responses Blog,Commentary

John Lothian

My commentary about the NFA CTA/CPO election on Friday elicited different responses from the candidates I did not endorse; John Roe and James Koutoulas. Roe sent a respectful note, asked for a public clarification of some points and the opportunity to respond in this newsletter. Koutoulas took a different tack and decided to threaten me with a lawsuit for libel if I did not retract my commentary. John Roe is a classy guy and it showed in his response to me. He noted that he successfully petitioned to get on the ballot, he was not a “write-in” candidate, and asked…

CBOE 40 Is Quite a Journey Commentary,Options,Tech / HFT

Jim Kharouf

April 26th marks the 40th anniversary of the Chicago Board Options Exchange. While that makes it a mere youngster among Chicago exchanges, it is the pioneer that kicked off the equity options exchange industry in the United States in 1973 that is now global. CBOE is also celebrating a few other notable birthdays this year as well – 30 years for the S&P 500 and S&P 100 or OEX, and 20 years of the CBOE Volatility Index, or VIX, which became a tradable futures product in 2004. Pretty nice round numbers for an exchange that ended 1973 with about 1.1…

Happy Holidays from John J. Lothian & Co. Blog

Cat Taco

We won’t be publishing a newsletter today, but wanted to wish all our readers a happy holiday season and great success in 2013. We thought the best way to do this was with an animated gif of a cat. You may recognize Cat Taco from the John Lothian Productions (our video production arm) ad that runs before some of our JLN video interviews (watch the Cat Taco ad here). We’re retiring the ad at the end of 2012, so consider this Cat Taco’s last hurrah. Enjoy!

John Lothian Newsletter: Opposition to Japanese Bourses Tie-Up Mounts; NYSE sets ‘full service’ clearing house for London; MF Global Trustee Sees $1.6 Billion Customer Shortfall John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

Osaka Securities Exchange investors tell company management to demand more-bigger-better in the pending deal with TSE. NYSE-Euronext declares its interest in creating a full-on clearing service in London. The MF Global bankruptcy trustee, after using ALL the fingers, believes the shortfall is now around $1.6 billion, given anticipated difficulty in clawing money back out of Europe. Rumors suggest that LCH.Clearnet is nearing an announcement regarding a change of ownership. In the top box, JLN announces a new video service: John Lothian Productions; and JLN Metals and JLN FX newsletters and blogs find new editors in Nicole Rohr and Jon Matte,…