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Sweet 16: The Tops for 2016 Special Report

At last fall’s FIA Expo Chicago, John Lothian News partnered with Cinnober Financial Technology to  bring you industry conversations, where we conduct short interviews with industry participants on the important topics facing the financial markets. The 2015 theme is “Sweet 16: The Tops For 2016.” What technology, regulation, exchange or macroeconomic issue or trend will be most important to our industry next year? We will take the 16 best ideas and thoughts and package them in a John Lothian News video series. Here is what our participants had to say: Part 1 – Exchanges: Exchange leaders will be dealing with…

Sweet 16 Honorable Mention – Regulation Interview,Regulation,Video

Exchange leaders will be dealing with big changes at their respective companies in 2016, from launching new competing markets and dealing with new regulation to integrating new data acquisitions to expanding across different time zones. The John Lothian News Sweet 16 Series featured our best ideas and thoughts about exchanges, regulation, economics and technology. But there are still more great ideas for 2016 that made our honorable mention. Here are comments from Art Hahn of Katten, Travis Schwab of Eventus Systems, Steve Probst of Global Risk, Brendan Bradley of Eurex, Justin Llewellyn-Jones of Fidessa on regulation.

Sweet 16: The Tops For 2016 – Regulation Interview,Regulation,Special Report,Video

Regulation is always front and center and it will be once again next year. In our John Lothian News Sweet 16 Series, we spoke with Timothy Massad, Gary DeWaal, Dan Roth and Marisol Collazo about everything from the CFTC’s regulatory framework to the impact on innovation to harmonizing data. Here’s what they had to say. The Sweet 16 Series features the top 16 ideas about exchanges, regulation, economics and technology, drawn from 38 interviews conducted at the FIA Expo Conference in November 2015.

Lance Zinman, Katten Muchin Rosenman, SEC Hedge Fund Marketing Rule Interview,Managed Futures,Regulation,Video

Lance Zinman

Among the provisions of the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act, signed in April 2012, is a mandate that the SEC remove the restrictions on general solicitation or general advertising for securities offerings relying on Rule 506 exemptions. Under previous rules, any entity wishing to raise capital by selling securities must register with the SEC unless the entity qualifies for one of several exemptions to the registration requirement. Private funds such as hedge funds generally rely on the Rule 506 exemption, which specifies that such entities may only market to accredited investors. The SEC first proposed rules in August 29,…

John Lothian Newsletter: Liquidnet aims to boost Europe trading; Eurex receives permission to offer direct market access in S. Korea; Dollar Sibor May Be Dropped Amid Global Rate-Rigging Probe John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

Liquidnet targets a threefold increase in European business, and plans to bring in the new business from fund managers there. Eurex gets the green light to offer its full range of services to companies and people in South Korea. Singapore’s central bank considers discontinuing the Sibor interbank lending rate, which has been tainted by rate-rigging allegations.