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Wall Street braces for rough ride as exchanges seek more speed bumps; Euronext to move derivatives clearing business from LSE to ICE; Davidson Joins OCC as President and Chief Operating Officer John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read Finding FinTech On April 27th, the third annual FinTech Exchange 2017 will be held in Chicago. This event, hosted by Barchart, has built itself into an innovative, informative and valuable conference, thanks to the work of Barchart’s Mark Haraburda, Colleen Sheeren and others on the team. This year, Barchart is giving away a few tickets. If you would like to go, the first five to sign up here will receive free passes for the one-day event, which runs from 11 am – 7 p.m. at Venue SixTen, 610 S. Michigan Avenue, Chicago. Use your algos to sign in…

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Today, OCC announced that John P. Davidson agreed to become president and COO of the organization starting May 8. Davidson was on the OCC’s board of directors from 2002 to 2006 and his 30+ year tenure in the industry encompasses time at Citigroup, Morgan Stanley and two stops at CME Group. Given the pattern of recent hires at OCC, the presence of the CME on Davidson’s curriculum vitae is far from a surprise. Here’s the real rub — this comes right on the heels of this morning’s announcement from DTCC that it hired former OCC President and COO Mike McClain…

Virtu and KCG – A Tale of Technical Leverage?; Cowen in talks to buy Convergex; Wall St volatility gauge closes at highest level of 2017 Newsletter,Options

Observations & Insight Bits & Pieces By John J. Lothian John Lothian News has learned that OCC President and COO Mike McClain has resigned and left the organization. His last day was two days ago when the OCC held a goodbye event in Chicago. The official narrative is that he left for personal reasons, including the continued attention to his wife, who is battling illness. Other sources have cited the high turnover the OCC has seen in recent years and some of the pressures at the core of that for McClain’s departure. McClain had been with the OCC for 15…