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Correction: NFA and FINRA Do Recognize Other Regulator’s Bans Americas,Blog,Commentary,Investing & Trading,Mwiki,Regulation,Regulation & Enforcement

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It turns out that the NFA and FINRA do jointly recognize the bans of other regulators already. In the specific case I mentioned, that of Jon Corzine, he would register if necessary with the SEC. Whether the SEC will recognize the ban of another regulator is a question I am still awaiting an answer. There is a loophole that was expanded by Dodd-Frank that allows hedge funds with less than $150 million to not have to register with the SEC. Tom Sexton of the NFA responded to my inquiry by saying: With regard to your column last week, you should…

Time to Close the Asset Class Ban Loophole Blog,Commentary,Investing & Trading,Mwiki,ReformWiki,Regulation,Regulation & Enforcement

Corzine and his ilk Should be Banned Across All Asset Classes Note: A correction to this story has been posted here. The NFA and FINRA to recognize the bans of other regulators. With the recent news that former MF Global CEO Jon Corzine is attempting to make a comeback at age 70 as a hedge fund manager, it became clear there is a hole in our regulatory system that needs to be fixed. Corzine is banned for life by the CFTC from trading futures, yet he can operate in the securities and FX worlds managing other people’s money. It is…

In Tumult of Trump, Jon Corzine Seeks a Wall Street Comeback; NYSE blasts Bats plan to compete for end-of-day NYSE stock orders; SEC urged to regulate blockchain John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read Futures industry walks to work to support Futures for Kids charity Industry executives from Washington and Chicago also join their London counterparts London Today is the Futures for Kids (FFK) 6th Annual “Walk to Work” , which will see some 70 futures industry executives trek around London before heading to the Finish Line at the Anchor Bankside pub on the South Bank. Many will be travelling the full distance of over 35 miles starting at 8 AM in the morning while others will be taking an afternoon stroll from one of four starting points at Greenwich Park, Clapham…

The End Of The Line Commentary,Feature

So it appears this is the end of the line for Jon Corzine, the disgraced former head of MF Global, the man who essentially brought down the firm with lousy trades on European debt markets, helped cripple the futures industry and tarnished its once iron clad guarantee on customer funds. The firm dipped into customer segregated funds, something Corzine has long denied knowing, and left the collapsed firms’ customers wondering what happened to more than $1 billion of their money. The CFTC settled its case with Corzine yesterday, as the man, the myth, agreed to a lifetime trading ban from…

Corzine Agrees to Futures Industry Ban in CFTC Settlement; Hyperledger Blockchain Project Announces ‘Technical Working Group China’ Following Strong Interest; LCH sees record swaps clearing activity in 2016 John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

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First Read The End Of The Line Jim Kharouf, JLN So it appears this is the end of the line for Jon Corzine, the disgraced former head of MF Global, the man who essentially brought down the firm with lousy trades on European debt markets, helped cripple the futures industry and tarnished its once iron clad guarantee on customer funds. The firm dipped into customer segregated funds, something Corzine has long denied knowing, and left the collapsed firms’ customers wondering what happened to more than $1 billion of their money. The CFTC settled its case with Corzine yesterday, as the…

JLN Managed Futures: Man GLG Hires Money Managers Hill, Lynch From Moore Capital; Newedge CTA Index ekes out a slight gain for 2015; Hedge Fund Flows Collapse in 2015 Managed Futures,Newsletter

Observations/Commentary NFA Election, CTA/CPO Category – A Heated Race Doug Ashburn – JLN Though the election for U.S. President is still nearly a year away, most of us have grown tired of the daily dosages of Donald, Hillary, Bernie, Ted, Ben, et. al. Besides, for those of us involved in the commodity trading advisor space, there is a far more interesting race happening much closer to home – one that involves mischaracterizations, accusations of “heinous” acts, and at least one threatened lawsuit. Pretty heady stuff for the usually staid, genteel NFA. On December 10, 2015, the National Futures Association sent…

JLN Managed Futures: CTA Launches Fall to Lowest Level Since 2006; R.J. O’Brien (UK) Limited Wins “Best FCM – Innovation” Award At CTA Intelligence European Services Awards 2015; Barclay CTA Index Down 0.78% in October; Global Equity Rally Challenges Trend Followers Managed Futures,Newsletter

Observations/Commentary Emerging Manager Forum Miami, Conference Update CTA Expo Don’t miss out on Emerging Manager Forum Miami 2015, December 10 at the Eden Roc Hotel! Registrations this year are still running ahead of registrations last year. We now have over 200 registered, including 80 registered as capital sources and 48 participating traders; nearly 50% of those attending are Hedge Funds. The registration trends that began last year seem to be continuing with substantial numbers from South Florida and many new names. The Conference Program is now available online. In it you will find an informative and engaging mix of speakers…

John Lothian Newsletter: US regulators propose powers to scrutinise algo traders’ source code; CBOE Holdings to Launch Options on FTSE 100, FTSE China 50 Indexes; Can the London Metal Exchange crack the steel market? John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read Mark Spanbroek, European Principal Traders Association – Financial Markets 2.0 MarketsWikiEducation.com “What trading is really about is finding an algorithmic, or systematic way, to analyze the market. And this is done with data.” Mark Spanbroek’s trading career spanned the transition from the old world of trading pits to the new world of algorithms. He now serves as acting chairman of the FIA European Principal Traders Association (EPTA). In this MarketsWiki Education presentation, Spanbroek showcases both worlds – Financial Markets 1.0 and 2.0 – from the pit trader in the multi-colored trading jacket to today’s trader, who he says…

John Lothian Newsletter: Big Banks’ Stress Level Is Rising; How China Market Thinned as It Plunged; Fed takes tough stance on bond liquidity, downplays market fears John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read Give A Little Bit Jim Kharouf – JLN At John Lothian & Co., we often receive and gladly publish information about various charitable causes – Futures For Kids, A Leg To Stand On, Boy Scouts and many others. Today, we’ve posted two more – Run For Gus and Wall Street Rides FAR. Please take a look and donate to the cause if you can. What I’ve come to appreciate about this newsletter is that when we post these fund raisers, this industry steps up and contributes time and again. It’s one of the things about the John Lothian…