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London Retains Crown Top Financial Center; China to Ban Bitcoin Exchanges, Allow OTC; Miami’s Financial Center Submerges John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read Hits & Takes By JLN Staff A quieter commemoration of 9/11 is scheduled for today, the WSJ reports.~JJL Rumi Morales has left the CME as head of CME Ventures. Additionally, Sandra Ro left the CME in July. She was head of digitization at the CME Group. Both were speakers at previous MarketsWiki Education events.~JJL Of notable financial hubs mentioned in Z/Yen’s annual Global Financial Centres Index 22 report, Chicago ranked 24th, down 17 spots from 7th last year, behind cities such as: Toronto, Sydney, Beijing, Montreal, Geneva, Vancouver and Osaka.~JK MarketsWiki Education World of Opportunity attendee Catherine Orfanos…

OSTC’s Jonny Aucamp Riding High (25 vertical feet high!) for Colon Cancer Awareness Blog,Giving News

Jonathan (Jonny) Aucamp is the Group Executive Chairman of OSTC Ltd. in the Greater London area. He is leaving his cushy executive’s chair and strapping on the cycling shorts to raise money to raise awareness for colon cancer research. He is part of a team of 50 riding to support the work of  the world leading specialists at St Mark’s Hospital in London, via the charity 40tude. He is “riding to raise awareness of colon cancer and to raise money to wipe it out!” The ride is the 40tude’s 2016 Catalonia Cycle Challenge, which will be taking him to northern…

MarketsWiki Education World of Opportunity Series 2016 Schedule Announced Blog,MarketsWiki Education

4th Annual Education series will stop in four cities in 2016 Do you want to help the next generation? The 4th Annual MarketsWiki Education World of Opportunity series is coming to five cities in 2016, including Chicago on July 12th, 14th and 15th, New York on July 19th and London, Paris and Frankfurt in late October. Interns, new employees and anyone interested in learning more about the past, as well as present opportunities and careers in the capital and derivatives markets should attend. Registration for the Chicago and New York events is now open. The goal of the series is…

MarketsWiki Education World of Opportunity Series 2016 Schedule Announced Blog,MarketsWiki Education

4th Annual Education series will stop in four cities in 2016 Do you want to help the next generation? The 4th Annual MarketsWiki Education World of Opportunity series is coming to five cities in 2016, including Chicago on July 12th, 14th and 15th, New York on July 19th and London, Paris and Frankfurt in late October. Interns, new employees and anyone interested in learning more about the past, as well as present opportunities and careers in the capital and derivatives markets should attend. Registration for the Chicago and New York events is now open. The goal of the series is…

Brexit: The View from the Windy City Blog,Commentary

Henry VIII picture courtesy of Wikipedia

On June 23 of  this year, the United Kingdom will hold a referendum to decide whether to exit the European Union. The vote has all of the hallmarks of a decisive, or potentially divisive, event. As students of history may know, on June 23, 1532 (which incidentally was also a leap year) Henry VIII, the King of England, entered into a secret agreement with the King of France, Francis I to the detriment of Charles V, the ruler of the Spanish and Holy Roman Empires. The underlying reason for the secret pact was apparently concern that Charles V was attempting…

Garry Jones, CEO, London Metal Exchange: Managing an Exchange in Uncertain Times Video

“It doesn’t matter where you start, it matters where you finish. Don’t just do the job for the money. Do your research, work hard…and it might work out.” Garry Jones, CEO of the London Metal Exchange, says that our lives and the career path we go down shouldn’t be seen like a checklist – expecting to work at Company X by the time one is a certain age or saying that “By age Y, I will be married and have children” is unrealistic. Jones himself graduated with a degree in Geology and Geophysics; it would be later in his career…

SFOA’s CEO Daniel Day-Robinson has a Mountain of a Challenge Rebuilding the Burgenstock Conference Blog,Commentary

Daniel Day-Robinson has a big challenge in front of him. He wants the SFOA’s Burgenstock Conference to be relevant again. The new CEO of the Swiss Futures & Options Exchange took full control of the conference this year after partnering with the Futures Industry Association last year. The SFOA has offered 15% off the cost of the attendee charge of the Burgenstock Conference to readers of this newsletter. Use the JLD15 code when signing up at [[http://www.sfoa.org|www.sfoa.org]]. Of course the FIA is the 800-pound gorilla of international derivatives conferences, with major global events in London, Chicago, Boca Raton and Asia,…

The Case for the Defense: Steve Grob Says the World Needs the Financial Markets Interview,Video

Financial markets have taken a beating by legislators, regulators and in the press over the past several years. But Steve Grob of director of group strategy for Fidessa Group, says that much of the criticism is unfounded. Jim Kharouf, editor-in-chief of John Lothian News, spoke with him about his defense of the financial industry. “The idea that there is a real economy on one side and a financial economy that is separate, isn’t really valid,” Grob argues. “The idea that the financial economy has been sent to the back of the classroom because its been beating up on the real…

MarketsWiki World of Opportunity is Coming to London Blog

On Tuesday and Wednesday of next week, John Lothian News is coming to London with its World of Opportunity education series, sponsored by the CME Group and the London Stock Exchange Group.  We are approaching a total of 100 people signed up for the educational series.  In order to facilitate a larger crowd, we have moved the October 15 events to the LSE headquarters at 10 Paternoster Square, while the October 14 event will still be held at the CME Group at One New Change.  There is very limited seating left for October 14 event at the CME.  As a…