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Gary DeWaal, Katten Muchin Rosenman – Regulation, Compliance and the Grandma Test Feature,MarketsWiki Education,MWEd,Mwiki,ReformWiki,Regulation

“Don’t let the perfect be the enemy of the good, and remember to apply ‘the grandma test.’” When you are faced with a difficult decision, picture this: you’re sitting at Thanksgiving dinner, the family is gathered around the table, and grandma comes in holding a newspaper with your picture on it. If she is happy to read about your decision, it was probably a good decision. If not, it was probably the wrong decision. Gary DeWaal knows regulation. He knows that good financial market regulation serves the public interest, and is neither overly prescriptive nor overly ambiguous. Good financial regulation…

We Can Rebuild It: SocGen Prime Services Group Reengineered And Growing Blog,Commentary,Special Report

 When Societe Generale struck a deal to buy Newedge in its entirety in 2014, some in the industry wondered one simple question — why? Newedge had been on the selling block for years and futures broking and clearing was not, and still is not, considered a hot growth area in the derivatives space. Societe Generale and Credit Agricole held a 50/50 stake in Newedge at the time. But SocGen, as it is often called, decided Newedge was worth the investment. In May 2014, SocGen purchased Credit Agricole’s half for $371 million and devised a new plan to combine the strengths…

JLN Managed Futures: Managed futures endure mixed first half of 2015; PIMCO Launches UCITS Version of Quant Managed Futures Fund; Cash holdings soar as managers run out of options Reply: johnlothian@johnlothian.com Managed Futures,Newsletter

Observations/Commentary Infographic: 7 Traditional vs 7 Alternative Assets in 5 Bear Markets Attain Capital Managed Futures Blog We tried our hardest to find an easy to read article (or graph) of the major asset classes and how they performed over the various crisis periods in the last 20 or so something, and couldn’t… so we decided to do it ourselves. jlne.ws/1NPHpyq ***DA: Read it and (don’t) weep. Alt Allocations — How High Should You Go? Financial Advisor How much should advisors allocate to alternative investments? More than they have now, according to panelists at the Inside Alternatives conference Monday in…

JLN Managed Futures: CTAs enjoy second strongest quarter since 2008; Why most millennials don’t invest in the stock market; Hedge fund machines cash in – again Managed Futures,Newsletter

Observations/Commentary New York – CTA Expo, April 29 CTA Expo CTAExpo New York is a one day conference, consisting of speakers and panels combined with extensive networking opportunities. Attendees can attend any of the presentations throughout the day or decide to talk and network with other industry professionals. In 2014 CTAExpo conferences in New York and Chicago again had capacity attendance while attendance at Emerging Manager Forum Miami was up almost 20% and had over 100 attendees from the Florida Alternative Investment Community. jlne.ws/WXbIGg NEW YORK 2015 – National Introducing Brokers Association Join fellow IBs, CTAs, CPOs, APs, regulatory officials…

JLN Managed Futures: Emerging Manager Forum Miami Dec 9; Newedge Commodity CTA Index Crosses 20% in Year-to-Date Performance; Autumn volatility puts managed futures top in class Managed Futures,Newsletter

Observations/Commentary Spelling It Out: Esther Goodman’s Tips For Emerging Managers JohnLothianNews.com When Esther and Mark Goodman took time off after departing Kenmar Group, the couple decided they wanted to help funds and managers grow their businesses. The Goodman’s started Conyers Group, and now serve as directors for some funds, work with emerging managers and are also seeking to add their expertise to 40-act funds. Esther Goodman, who spoke with John Lothian News editor-in-chief Jim Kharouf, said the potential for emerging managers is very positive – discretionary or technical – as long as they can differentiate themselves from the pack. “I…

JLN Managed Futures: SEC Launches Examination of Alternative Mutual Funds; Managed Futures Endure a Tough July; Use of alternative investments rising among the affluent Managed Futures,Newsletter

Observations/Commentary MarketsWiki Education Series Videos, First Installment Beginning today, John Lothian News is rolling out the videos from our recent summer intern education series. We begin with a talk from IIT professor Ben Van Vliet, who has written several books on high frequency trading systems and market structure. He has tremendous insight into what makes HFT firms tick, and how the organizational structure of these firms has migrated as the markets mature. Please check out the 13 minute mini-lecture, and feel free to pass it along to anyone who may be interested. Then scroll down for today’s top news from…

It’s Easier This Way: Justin Llewellyn-Jones of Fidessa Maps A Compliance Path for Firms Interview,Regulation,Tech / HFT,Video

Today, firms are dealing with three major issues: regulation, compliance and global economics. None of the three are friendly to brokers and trading firms, and that’s where Justin Llewellyn-Jones, chief operating officer of Fidessa, believes there is opportunity. Llewellyn-Jones spoke with JLN editor-in-chief Jim Kharouf last month at the IDX conference in London, about how Fidessa is developing new technology that will assist firms in making the trading, risk and account management, and compliance task easier. “We have that order management system and that global footprint around the global order management system as well,” he said. “But we are also…

Extreme Makeover: Gary DeWaal Says FCM Landscape has to Change Interview,Regulation,Video

Gary DeWaal

The futures commission merchant (FCM) space is likely to change dramatically in the coming years. How is the question. John Lothian News sat down with Gary DeWaal, of Gary Dewaal Associates, for his views on the shape of the brokerage industry in the coming years. “For years FCMs have tried to be everything to everybody,” DeWaal says. “Frankly, except for two or three of the big FCMs, that is not a reasonable prospect going forward. I think that FCMs are going to really have to figure out what its niche is.” DeWaal, the longtime general counsel for Newedge, said the…

Fed Carousel: Newedge’s Robin Says Bond Market Could Move in Q2 2014 Financials,Interview,Video

David Robin

Fed tapering, a government shutdown and last minute debt-ceiling deal have rocked the bond market in recent weeks. John Lothian News’ editor-in-chief Jim Kharouf sat down with David Robin, managing director of Newedge to talk about what’s next for the bond market and interest rate futures volumes. In Robin’s view, we are not likely to see another Washington fiasco as we did back in October. “The significance of the debate itself and the process the marketplace and the political theater underwent, has sort of got the marketplace in a situation where we know that for any extended period of time,…