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Don’t hate the game, hate the players; Volatility investors – once bitten but not shy; Vol funds worked – that’s the problem Newsletter,Options

Observations & Insight The VIX Can’t Cause Vol – Cboe’s View on Volatility ETPs Spencer Doar – JLN As volatility began to surge in February, and then exploded on the fifth of the month, exchange traded products (ETPs) that shorted or provided inverse exposure to VIX futures came under fire. The two most popular, Credit Suisse’s VelocityShares Daily Inverse VIX Short-Term exchange traded note (ETN), ticker XIV, and ProShares’ VIX Short VIX Short-Term Futures exchange traded fund (ETF), ticker SVXY, were the main focus, as they suffered huge losses. Trading in them was halted and then Credit Suisse announced it…

Chicago firms gear up for MiFID II; EU exchanges clash with customers over fees; South Korea Considers Closing Bitcoin Exchanges John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read Hits & Takes JLN Staff This is the second to last edition of the John Lothian Newsletter for 2017. Tomorrow we will publish JLN, but not JLN Options or JLN Asia Pacific News.~JJL Eurex‘s trading calendar for the new year can be found HERE.~JJL There were a couple of commodity related explosions this week. First, a Libyan crude oil pipeline was blown up by suspected terrorists, helping move prices. It is believed it will take a week to get the pipeline back online. Then there was an explosion at an Argentinian grain terminal owned by COFCO that killed…

Barclays, Ex-CEO Charged Over Qatar Rescue Amid 2008 Crisis; Wall Street Now Fears the Lawyer Who Used to Defend It; Squeezed at home, Japan’s Nomura seeks to push into Wall Street’s home turf John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read Hitting the Pinnacle By JLN Staff Last night, the CME Group and BarclayHedge hosted the sixth annual Managed Futures Pinnacle Awards. The Pinnacle Achievement Award went to Toby Crabel, chairman and chief investment officer of Crabel Capital Management. Among the several people he thanked for helping him were Jack Sandner, Ray Cahnman and Victor Niederhoffer. The managed futures industry continues to grow, despite the bull market in stocks, which often run counter to non-correlated strategies. Assets under management are at an all-time high of $348 billion, up $8 billion so far this year, according to BarclayHedge. Winners last…

Hedge Funds Facing U.S. Criminal Probe Over Bond Valuations; Deutsche Börse expands its offer for start-ups; The Volcker Rule: How Trump’s New Regulator May Unleash Big Banks John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read Options Industry Conference Update: Congress Continues To Push For Avoiding Unintended Consequences in Tax and Dodd-Frank reforms By Jim Kharouf and Jeff Bergstrom, JLN The 35th Annual Options Industry Conference kicked off on Wednesday with a major focus on Washington, especially on a host of new proposals on tax and Dodd-Frank reforms. The conference, hosted by Intercontinental Exchange’s NYSE in Scottsdale, Arizona, led with an interview with Congressman Tom Reed (R-NY 23rd District) who outlined initiatives to address tax reform in 2017. Reed told OCC’s Executive Chairman and CEO Craig Donohue that the tax reform may have enough…

The market’s risky bet on stability; Bets on a stock market rally using options just hit record levels; Euro Is Suddenly Everyone’s Favorite After First Round of French Election Newsletter,Options

Observations & Insight Did you know? Jim Kharouf and Spencer Doar – JLN Moscow, OneChicago, MexDer, Fear Gauge and Trump Street with an Irish twist. No, they are not connected. One of the interesting things about updating annual volume figures on our MarketsWiki site is the snapshot of how a particular exchange has been doing over a number of years. The FIA Annual Volume Survey shows a couple of unusual suspects in the top 5 in 2016 with the National Stock Exchange of India coming in second and the Moscow Exchange at number four in terms of derivatives volumes. At…

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…

Justin Llewellyn-Jones of Fidessa Talks ISVs, Regulation & Technology Interview,Tech / HFT,Video

Justin Llewellyn-Jones, chief operating officer of Fidessa, thinks globally and well, acts globally too. Llewellyn-Jones spoke with JLN editor-in-chief Jim Kharouf about how Fidessa is adapting to the new global marketplace and the demand for multi-asset class platforms and networks. The firm opened new data centers in Chicago, where the firm opened a new office in recent months, another in Brazil to support its Latin American initiatives and India. Fidessa continues to see strong growth in the derivatives space. Fidessa, founded as an equities platform, expanded into the derivatives space eight years ago. With a team imported from the derivatives…

John Lothian Newsletter: Low volumes at U.S. exchanges keep earnings under pressure; PFG Has Regulators on Defense in Congress; Nomura CEO Watanabe to Resign Amid Scandal John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

As financial exchanges prepare to release earnings, concern is voiced about poor results stemming from ongoing low volumes.  The PFG fraud scandal brings regulatory leaders before Congress to testify about what went wrong.  In Japan, where systemic wrongdoing is also popping up here and there, the CEO of broker Nomura resigns in the midst of insider-trading problems at that firm.  In MarketsWiki.tv, you’ll find links to new interviews with various people in the industry. 

Cinnober CEO Javier Tordable Discusses the Company’s Recent Partnerships Interview,Tech / HFT,Video

Javier Tordable

Javier Tordable, who took the CEO post at Cinnober in March, has inked notable trading platform, clearing and surveillance technology deals with the Dubai Gold & Commodities Exchange (DGCX) and The Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET). This week, the firm announced a deal to provide clearing technology for the London Metal Exchange (LME). In our recent interview during the FIA-FOA International Derivatives Expo in London, Tordable talks about the DGCX deal, the acquisition of Nomura’s Swedish technology development center in Umeå, Sweden, as well as where technology is heading. Interview by John Lothian News editor-in-chief Jim Kharouf.