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The Trombone Player Who Cares Blog,Giving News

I am used to getting teary eyed when talking about serious subjects in front of large audiences. I am not used to seeing Walt Lukken, the FIA President & CEO, get that way. However, as he closed his comments at the FIA Americas Operations Washington Update at the Union League Club of Chicago May 5, Walt became noticeably emotionally impacted by the subject he was talking about. Walt was talking about Kim Taylor and her very public campaign to take on colon cancer as she battles that disease. Walt had told us about three things industry associations do, they are…

John Lothian Newsletter: ICE Relaunches Credit Swap Futures; Deutsche Boerse Group extends cooperation with Korea Exchange; Why the Cost of Hedging European Banks Stocks Has Soared John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read Laugh For Kim Taylor Tina Hasenpusch, CME If you know Kim, you obviously know her laugh is unbelievably infectious, and that she loves nothing more than a good laugh. So to keep up her good spirits as she battles cancer and inspired by the ‘ice bucket challenge’ – (instead of dumping ice water on one’s head), we are asking people to video themselves imitating Kim’s laugh and nominate others to do the same or donate to colorectal cancer research. The website was launched yesterday. Check out You can upload your own laughter-videos directly from your smartphone or…

Kim Taylor: No One Fights Alone Blog,Commentary,Giving News

There are times when we all stand together – as an industry, as colleagues and as friends. This is one of those times. About a month ago, Kim Taylor, president, global operations, technology and risk of the CME Group, was diagnosed with colon cancer.  She is currently working from home while she undergoes treatment to beat this. That is all we know or asked about her condition, respecting her privacy. Kim is a giant in this industry, with more than 25 years at the CME Group. Much of her time there has been devoted to the CME Clearing House, where…

Top 25 Most Read Stories from the John Lothian Newsletter (January 27-31) Blog

Here is a list of the most read stories from the this week’s editions of the John Lothian Newsletter: ICE CEO Sprecher wants regulators to look at ‘maker-taker’ tradingReuters Voice of Experience: Kim Taylor, President, CME ClearingThe Glasshammer US traders resist Nasdaq’s Treasury pushFinancial Times A Suspect Emerges in Stock-Trade Hiccups: Regulation NMSThe Wall Street Journal Nasdaq’s plan for cutting prices infuriates rivalsReuters Trading Technologies’ University Program Now Active in More Than 50 SchoolsPress Release R.J. O’Brien Appoints Kevin Hall Managing Director, Sales and Head of New York OfficePress Release Michelle Smith, working behind the scenes to shape the Fed’s…

What’s in a name? CME’s Kim Taylor Says Extra Cost Interview,Regulation,Video

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Clearinghouses are now considered systemically important to financial markets. But with that designation are new regulations and capital requirements. John Lothian News sat down with Kim Taylor of CME Clearing to talk about how a new requirement could raise costs for market participants. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) regulation 39-33, passed on November 15,  is a capital requirement that is set to be implemented by the end of the year. It calls for US-based clearinghouses to be designated as qualified central counterparties (QCCPs), which ultimately would give them more favorable capital requirements under Basel III but tough capital US guidelines….

Residual Interest: CFTC Proposal Poses “Monumental” Challenge to FCMs Regulation,Special Report,Video

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A rule proposed by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) designed to strengthen safeguards for customer deposits at futures commission merchants (FCMs) is threatening to overhaul the futures brokerage system. The proposed “residual interest” provision introduced last fall, and discussed in a CFTC roundtable on February 5, would require substantial increases in margin buffers by FCMs. The meeting led by Robert Wasserman, chief counsel of the CFTC’s Division of Clearing and Risk, included panelists Mike Dawley of Goldman Sachs and FIA chairman and Kim Taylor,  CME Clearing president who argued that the increased margin requirements under the proposal are substantial….