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Jim Oliff is Good to Go Blog,Commentary,Exchanges, OTC & Clearing,Mwiki

When Jim Oliff resigned from the CME Group board a couple of weeks ago several friends reached out to him to check on his health. They figured such a sudden exit from the CME board of directors after 31 years must be because of a health problem. That is not the case. Jim Oliff is healthy, wealthy and wise. The wealthy and wise parts are a combination of being a CME member and having earned a wealth of experience and industry knowledge from his years as a key insider at the CME during its ascendency over the last 30+ years….

Knowledge Is Power: A MarketsWiki Education Journey Blog

“There is a lot of competition out there, but that is what our markets are all about. It is the essence of what we do. We innovate because of competition.” With those words, CME Group Chairman Emeritus Leo Melamed kicked off the inaugural MarketsWiki Education event in 2013. We have come a long way since then; the event has expanded its reach each year and in 2016 will visit five cities, beginning in Chicago July 12-15, and on July 19 in New York. Chicago registration has closed. For more information on the event series and to register for New York event,…

Knowledge Is Power: A MarketsWiki Education Journey Blog

“There is a lot of competition out there, but that is what our markets are all about. It is the essence of what we do. We innovate because of competition.” With those words, CME Group Chairman Emeritus Leo Melamed kicked off the inaugural MarketsWiki Education event in 2013. We have come a long way since then; the event has expanded its reach each year and in 2016 will visit five cities, beginning in Chicago July 12-15, and on July 19 in New York. Chicago registration has closed. For more information on the event series and to register for New York event,…

Telling the Story Blog,Commentary

  We need you to tell a story and help us fill up our MarketsWiki Education World of Opportunity events in Chicago and New York. We love to tell stories. People in this industry are always telling stories about the markets. We replay the day’s trading with our fellow traders or friends. We tell strangers about the amazing things that happen in the markets. Everyone talks about some market event or action – even cab drivers sometimes, according to industry lore. Those events, that market action and happenings, and the stories, have attracted thousands of young people into our markets…

John Lothian Newsletter: Exchanges Condoned Alleged Spoofer’s Trades, Ex-Partner Says; Wall Street Goes Big on Bitcoin Tech; Cut-off for ICE LSE bid moved to “late April” John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read Chain, chain, chain By Jim Kharouf, JLN Today, like most days lately, is mostly filled with talk of blockchain. This topic continues to gather great interest and attract quite a bit of investment. Yesterday, the Depository Trust & Clearing Corp. held its first symposium on blockchain technology. An audience poll asked the question “If you had $10 million to invest in one of the following, which would you pick?” Coming in second was blockchain with 19 percent of the votes, lagging behind the other big topic in the industry, cybersecurity with 34 percent, according to the Wall Street…

John Lothian Newsletter: OCC owners want dibs on half the pie; Jon Corzine Considers Launching Hedge Fund; Clearing houses hit back at European plans John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read Dodd-Frank in Action: Swap Dealer Risk Management Reviews Doug Ashburn – JLN The first few years after the signing of the Dodd-Frank Act, the the narrative was all about the future – how an estimated 400 rulemakings would be implemented and how participants would be affected. The future is here, as financial entities begin grappling with the new regulations. One such newly-implemented rule requires swap dealers, major swap participants (SD/MSPs) and futures commission merchants (FCMs) to undergo risk management program reviews. If you are keeping score at home, the SD/MSP reviews are required under CFTC Reg. 23.600 and…

John Lothian Newsletter: Bunge says China lenders distorting soyabean trade; U.S. Treasurys Carry Weight of the World; Lost Comment Letter Triggers (Another) SEC Dissent John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read FINRA Board Approves $50 Million Contribution to the FINRA Foundation FINRA Contribution to Provide Ongoing Support for Research and Education Aimed at Improving the Financial Capability of Individuals and Families Nationwide The Board of Governors of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) approved a $50,000,000 contribution to the FINRA Investor Education Foundation to provide continuing support for the Foundation’s innovative research and education efforts. jlne.ws/1KQOBHq ***** What would you do to promote financial literacy with $50 million? ++++ Harvey Goldschmid, Ex-SEC Commissioner, Scholar, Dies at 74 by Robert Schmidt, Bloomberg Harvey Goldschmid, a former U.S. Securities and Exchange…

Bubble Talk: Jose Scheinkman and the CME Group-MSRI Innovation Award Seminar Blog,Financials,Interview

On Monday morning, February 9, 2015, the CME Group-MSRI Prize in Innovative Quantitative Applications was awarded to Jose Scheinkman, economics professor at Columbia and Princeton Universities and one of the world’s leading experts on financial modeling. Since much of his recent work is centered on friction in the financial markets, Monday’s award ceremony was preceded by a seminar titled “Bubbles in the Markets: Why Do They Form, When Do They Burst?” At the conclusion of the ceremony, Prof. Scheinkman sat down with John Lothian News editor-at-large Doug Ashburn to discuss his most recent work. In 2006, CME Group teamed up…

MarketsWiki Education Website Launched Blog

MarketsWiki Education

Education Events & Videos from John Lothian News John Lothian News is pleased to announce the launch of the MarketsWiki Education microsite (http://education.marketswiki.com), which will be the home to announcements and information about John Lothian News educational events and videos from the same. The inaugural entry on the site is a video from last July’s MarketsWiki – World of Opportunity  Intern Education Series featuring the new CEO of Trading Technologies, Rick Lane. Lane was among 31 speakers at last summer’s educational series held at the CME and CBOE in Chicago. We also have launched a private LinkedIn group called MarketsWiki…