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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…

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.

The Data Game: UnaVista’s Maryse Gordon Dissects the Data Challenges under Global Regulations Interview,Regulation,Tech / HFT,Video

When the financial leaders of the G-20 convened in Pittsburgh in 2009 to develop a framework for global regulatory reform, the overarching objectives were set, but the details were left to regulators across jurisdictions. Six years (and billions of dollars) later, the new market structure is taking shape. Chief among the post-financial crisis mandates is the building of a robust and standardized system of global data distribution and storage. Though the task has proven to be difficult, and has required new technology, innovation, and more interconnectedness, the market has risen to meet the challenges. Maryse Gordon of UnaVista, London Stock…

John Lothian Newsletter: Deutsche Boerse Said to Plan Elimination of 35 Managerial Jobs; LSE sells Russell Investments to TA Associates for $1.15bn; Bill Gross’s Lawsuit Against Pimco: A Look Inside John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read Fusion, Confusion & Illusion in the Stock Market | Ricky Cooper | TEDxIIT TEDx Talks People who patiently find everything they can about a company before purchasing it, buy from people who don’t know what the company they are selling actually does. Does this melding of different ideas lead to good outcomes for society, or just confusion? jlne.ws/1hu1I9q **** We wanted IIT Stuart School of Business professor Rick Cooper to speak at our Summer Intern Education series in Chicago this summer, but he was out of town. He did however give a real TED Talk and here it…

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…

Clear Skies Ahead: Terry Duffy of CME Group Says Clearing Is Industry Driver Regulation,Video

With the bulk of US financial reforms now in place, financial markets appear to be pulling out of their doldrums. Terry Duffy, executive chairman and president of CME Group, spoke with Jim Kharouf, editor-in-chief of John Lothian News, about his outlook for the exchange and the strong prospects for growth in the futures markets. “The industry is really exciting right now,” Duffy said. “We’ve been going through some difficult years like all financial markets have. Now we’re getting some clarity around the rules especially here in the US and that’s very positive.” Duffy said CME Group stands to gain from…

Speed Reader: FIA Europe’s Simon Puleston Jones making his way through MiFID II Interview,Regulation,Video

EU regulation continues to wind its way through the system. That’s keeping Simon Puleston Jones a busy man. As chief executive of FIA Europe, he’s busy making his way through the EU’s 845-page consultation document that contains 860-plus questions, as part of a 10-week consultation process that ends on August 1. John Lothian News spoke with him about what’s in it and what it means for the industry. “That’s a hell of a lot of reading for the industry to do,” he said. “Part of the challenge for us is working out how we can get the feedback from the…