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Impact: Navigating Regulation and What Comes Next, Part 1 Exchanges, OTC & Clearing,Feature,Fintech,Mwiki,Regulation & Enforcement,Video,video

At FIA Expo 2016, JLN spoke with a variety of participants in today’s markets about the ongoing effects of regulation and what those mean for the future of their businesses.   In Part 1 of our three-part series, Phupinder Gill, CEO of CME Group; Drew Shields, CTO of Trading Technologies; Dave Snowdon, co-founder, director and CTO of Metamako; and Hazem Dawani, president and CEO of OptionsCity, provide their thoughts on subjects ranging from issues with MiFID II clock synchronization to the shifting clearing landscape.  

Dealing with structural complexity in global derivatives markets; The VIX – Not So Fearsome After All?; Treasury Yield Curve Flattens as Draghi Downplays Altering QE Newsletter,Options

Observations & Insight Run Gary Run By Jim Kharouf It has been almost two years since Gary Gensler left the Commodity Futures Trading Commission as perhaps its most talked about, debated and in some circles, despised chairman. To some, his unrelenting drive to pound home rules established by the Dodd-Frank Act was considered a declaration of war against the derivatives industry. To his supporters, his determination was lauded, and he was considered one of the guys who was ready to stand up to Wall Street and LaSalle Street all in the name of Main Street. Now Gensler has grabbed attention…

The Voice: Green Key Technologies Is Turning Your Brokerage Voice Into Valuable Data; CEO Christensen Says Voice Brokerage Is Far From Dead, And The Conversations Gleaned Could Be Transformational For Firms Exchanges, OTC & Clearing,Feature,Interview,Mwiki,ReformWiki,Regulation,Regulation & Enforcement,Tech / HFT,Video

In today’s financial markets, the conversation is most often about electronic trading, high frequency trading, complex orders via algorithms and so forth. Yet, for the $492 trillion global OTC derivatives markets as well as block and listed markets, firms still conduct business over the phone, person-to-person, a practice which is now availing itself to new technology in compelling ways. Paul Christensen, who started as CEO of Green Key Technologies in March, told John Lothian News that phone transactions for certain markets is “a much higher quality way of communicating.” As such, technology firms are seeking ways to harness the value…

FIA’s Walt Lukken on Reg AT and the 2016 Agenda Blog,Regulation,Video

Walt Lukken, president and CEO of the FIA, spoke with JLN about what is in store for the rest of the year at the trade organization. The FIA has been coordinating with 10 working groups on what upcoming rules about automated trading (Reg AT) should look like for the futures industry. Lukken said that the FIA believes it would be best to break Reg AT into two more manageable parts.  The first portion would focus on getting pre-trade risk controls up to snuff, and the second part would delve into the more contentious parts of Reg AT, such as definitions…

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.

John Lothian Newsletter: Bank swap books suffer as CME-LCH basis explodes; High-frequency trading faces tougher Bank of England scrutiny; Trader Wrestles With Lehman Estate Over Big Bonus John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read Bits & Pieces – Literally Jim Kharouf, Sarah Rudolph and Doug Ashburn, JLN In John’s ongoing journey to rebuild himself one part at a time, he is having shoulder surgery today. That makes two knees, two or three vertebrae and now one shoulder. He may actually be on his way to becoming the $6 million man, in terms of medical costs but not performance. All levity aside, this does mark the third time in three years that John will be under the knife. If that weren’t bad enough, last week the Lothian family received the news that John’s…

Brand New: LME’s Jones Says Exchange Is Set For Growth, 2 Ways Interview,Regulation,Tech / HFT,Video

London Metal Exchange had quite a year in 2014. From its integration into the Hong Kong Exchanges & Clearing, launching its own clearinghouse, and addressing the metals warehousing problems, LME has the pieces in place for expansion. Garry Jones, CEO of the LME spoke with John Lothian News about the exchange’s focus on China and the potential for new products in the coming months. LME launched its own clearing house last September and has brought its technology in-house, under the HKFE. All of that has added staff to LME, tripling its payroll over the past three years, as well as…