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Sincere Flattery and Competition Blog,Commentary,Exchanges, OTC & Clearing,Fintech,Investing & Trading

“Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery,” wrote English cleric and writer Charles Caleb Colton. The NYSE and Nasdaq have flattered each other plenty over the years as they competed globally in the exchange and OTC market space. It often seemed there was not a move NYSE made that Nasdaq did not try to match or top, and vice versa. The imitation here is not that NYSE matched Nasdaq by naming a woman, Stacey Cunningham, as head of the exchange to counter Nasdaq’s Adena Friedman. Rather, both exchanges chose the best qualified candidates for the role of president or CEO….

Crypto Markets News from John Lothian News – May 15, 2018 Americas,Blockchain,Blog,Commentary,CryptoMarkets,Exchanges, OTC & Clearing,Fintech,Tech / HFT

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Notes from Day One at Consensus By Chuck Mackie – JLN If you had any doubts about the swelling surge of interest in cryptoassets, you only had to try and check in to [[|Coindesk’s]] [[|Consensus conference]] in midtown Manhattan around mid-morning on Monday. The line snaked its way back and forth through the 2nd floor lobby, down the escalator and out of the front door of the hotel, and it took up to two-and-a-half hours for the reported 7,700 attendees to check in for the event. Consensus began four years ago with 500 true believers in attendance, grew to 1,500…

The Options Industry Leader Series 2018 – Nasdaq’s Kevin Kennedy Feature,Mwiki,Video,video

Video series brought to you by OCC In this video from the 36th annual Options Industry Conference in Amelia Island, Fla., Kevin Kennedy, Nasdaq senior vice president and head of U.S. options, talks about how the industry weathered low volatility, Nasdaq’s proprietary product suite and capital requirement issues.     Produced by Mike Forrester Interview by Spencer Doar  

Swaps Rules Due for Overhaul – CFTC; Ex-UBS Trader Beats Spoofing Charge John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read Hits & Takes JLN Staff Andreas Preuss and Jeffrey Tessler have been replaced on the Deutsche Boerse AG Executive Board. Thomas Book, Christoph Bohm and Stephan Leithner have been appointed to the board.~JJL Yesterday’s Fintech Exchange, hosted by Barchart, kicked off with with the Startup Exchange Competition – 16 start-ups introducing their innovative companies. PanXchange won the competition, for its technology and approach to raw commodities. The company listed frac sand in October 2017. Second went to Coinifide, a start-up that is building a trading education and trading platform for cryptocurrency markets. Third place went to Freight Exchange,…

Vol or bust?; VIX lawsuits; Equity traders are killing it Newsletter,Options

Observations & Insight Miscellany of the Day Spencer Doar – JLN Cboe turned 45 years young and Russell Rhoads has a blog out with 45 facts about Cboe – I forgot seats were originally offered for $10,000. Using a U.S. Inflation Calculator site, the cost of a seat in 1973 is about $55,000 in today’s world. Bill Luby said in a tweet a ways back that he is working on more content for his VIX and More blog and will be dusting off the cobwebs soon. His most recent post is from May 2017. One in five financial institutions are…

Bitcoin is the greatest scam in history John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter


First Read Hits & Takes JLN Staff Exchange clearing specialist and economist Thom Thompson has joined John Lothian News part-time as a contributing editor for the project. Thomson has worked with the Chicago Board of Trade, BOTCC, Deutsche Boerse, Eurex, Eurex Clearing and the Swiss Exchange in a career that began at the CFTC as an industry economist. More recently, Thomson has worked with exchange startups Seed CX and Bcause. He can be contacted at If you wish to vote for whatever horse you have in the Intelligent Trading Technology Awards race, go here. ~SD Hanweck has been…

The 30 minutes that have an outsized role in US stock trading John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read Hits & Takes JLN Staff Two noteworthy items about the two firms bidding for Fidessa. ION and rival bidder SS&C Technologies both claim the Carlyle Group or affiliates as investors. Both companies have grown dramatically via acquisition. SS&C has made dozens of deals – the latest a $5.4 billion purchase of DST Systems. Privately-held ION has made nine acquisitions since 2008 and has a bid of $2.09 billion for Fidessa.~JK CBOE Chairman & CEO Ed Tilly and President Chris Concannon sent a customer letter about VIX pricing and recent erroneous claims in academic paper.~JJL Category: So I got…

Revamping Nasdaq’s Tech Approach – Lars Ottersgård, Nasdaq Feature,Mwiki,Video,video

After Adena Friedman became Nasdaq’s CEO at the end of 2016, the exchange group’s management team evaluated where would be best to invest moving forward. One decision out of that process was to shift to becoming more of a fully integrated, cloud-enabled managed services provider. The plan came together in 2017. 2018 is the year for execution. In this video from JLN’s annual series with industry leaders, Nasdaq’s EVP and Head of Market Technology Lars Ottersgård talks about machine learning, data governance, parimutuel technology and cloud computing. Produced by Mike Forrester Interview by Spencer Doar

NASDAQ’s Longfin options tangle; Creative FX trades; Manipulation talk Newsletter,Options

Lead Stories Now NASDAQ gets in a tangle Jamie Powell – Financial Times Last month we published a story on Longfin, a Nasdaq listed trade-finance company with a tenuous link to blockchain technology and hence an excessively high market capitalisation. To recap, FTSE Russell decided to add Longfin to its Russell 2000 and 3000 small-cap indexes. Index funds then bought shares for their various products. There was one problem though. / ****SD: “Tomorrow, 26,951 of Longfin put options will expire, representing 2,695,100 shares as each options contract is for 100 shares. In other words, the rights to sell account for…