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John Lothian Newsletter: OCC eyes rebate cuts for members; SGX Introduces RMB FX futures; FIA Global Elects Directors John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read Boca Bits and Pieces Douglas Ashburn The latest installment of our occasional JLN series “Bits and Pieces” comes to you via Boca Raton, FL, where several of us are hiding from this year’s winter-that-won’t-quit. We hear that Chicago was again slammed with a storm and the nasty weather will reach New York by Thursday. By the way, John is with us in Florida, despite the mistaken byline that made people think we left him in breezy Chicago. The FIA kicked off this year’s conference by introducing the new FIA Global brand and structure at a morning press briefing….

Brand New: Craig Donohue takes the reins at OCC Interview,Options,Video

In January, Craig Donohue returned to the financial industry as the new executive chairman of the OCC, the world’s largest clearing house. Donohue, who stepped away from the financial markets after 25 years and the CEO post at the CME Group, spoke with Jim Kharouf, editor-in-chief of John Lothian News about why he took the job, governance issues at the organization as well as where the OCC may be heading next. “The most interesting thing going on in markets today is the focus on moving more products to centralized clearing houses and looking at ways to reduce risks in the…

What’s in a name? CME’s Kim Taylor Says Extra Cost Interview,Regulation,Video

Kim Taylor

Clearinghouses are now considered systemically important to financial markets. But with that designation are new regulations and capital requirements. John Lothian News sat down with Kim Taylor of CME Clearing to talk about how a new requirement could raise costs for market participants. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) regulation 39-33, passed on November 15,  is a capital requirement that is set to be implemented by the end of the year. It calls for US-based clearinghouses to be designated as qualified central counterparties (QCCPs), which ultimately would give them more favorable capital requirements under Basel III but tough capital US guidelines….

A Chat with Boris Ilyevsky on ISE’s New Options Exchange, ISE Gemini Interview,Options

ISE Gemini

The International Securities Exchange launched a second options exchange, ISE Gemini, on August 5, its latest effort to gain an edge in the hyper-competitive equity options field. JLN editor Sarah Rudolph spoke with Boris Ilyevsky, managing director of ISE’s options exchanges, about the Gemini’s pricing structure and first offerings, the difference between ISE’s two venues and the equity options landscape. ISE Gemini traded 400 contracts on its first day, according to the OCC. Q: What is the rationale behind ISE Gemini’s pricing structure?  A: Gemini will have a maker-taker style fee schedule where resting orders and market maker quotes earn…

Changing of the guard: Mike Cahill talks about new CEO post at OCC, and how things aren’t really changing Interview,Options

Michael E. Cahill

Changing of the guard: Mike Cahill talks about new CEO post at OCC, and how things aren’t really changing Yesterday, Mike Cahill was named as the next CEO of the OCC, (formerly Options Clearing Corporation. The move marks a historical changing of the guard at OCC.  Cahill, currently president and COO at OCC, will take the post on January 1, 2014 and succeeds Wayne Luthringshausen, who has held the chairman and CEO posts for 40 years and is retiring at year end. The executive chairman’s position will be separated from the CEO post, and a search is still ongoing for…

JLN Options: ISE Shelves Plan to Bring Pari-Mutuel Settlements to Options Market Newsletter,Options

Lead Stories ISE Shelves Plan to Bring Pari-Mutuel Settlements to Options Market  Katy Burne – The Wall Street JournalAll bets are off on one firm’s bid to make playing the options market a bit more like going to the track.The International Securities Exchange has shelved plans for an options contract using technology also known in the world of horse races — so-called pari-mutuel settlement, in which all bets are pooled upfront and the winners’ take comes out of the pool.http://jlne.ws/1azr690 Big Rally — So the Market Defies Gravity?Andrew Giovinazzi – The Options InsiderWhat a difference a day makes.  The relatively subdued…

JLN Options: Thomson Reuters to buy FX option business from Tradeweb Newsletter,Options

Commentary & Insight John Lothian Announces Summer Intern Industry-wide Education Program in ChicagoJohn Lothian – JLNJohn J. Lothian & Company, Inc. is pleased to announce today the creation of a Chicago-based industry-wide summer intern education series to introduce the history, innovation, key leaders and future opportunities to participating interns, summer workers, new employees and those interested in careers in the trading and markets.  The series, which kicks off on July 16,  features presentations from a select group of industry leaders, innovators, entrepreneurs, attorneys, technologists, investors, traders and other industry participants.Click here for more information and/or to purchase tickets. Lead Stories…

JLN Options: Sprecher Has Tough Task Killing PFOF Newsletter,Options

Lead Stories Sprecher Has Tough Task Killing PFOFDan Collins – Dan Collins ReportIn doing research for an upcoming post—on one of the previous periods trend following was declared dead—I came across a story in an old issue of Futures that relates to Intercontinental Exchange Chairman and CEO Jeff Sprecher’s recent declaration to end payment-for-order-flow (PFOF) on the exchanges he is acquiring.http://jlne.ws/1aans4l Options Traders See Junk Bonds Falling Further  Kaitlyn Kiernan – The Wall Street JournalHigh-yield bonds have taken a big hit in recent sessions, in a selloff that some options traders think will continue.http://jlne.ws/11YymkC S&P 50-day MA Key LevelDan Collins –…

JLN Options: NYSE Euronext Shareholders Approve Acquisition by IntercontinentalExchange Newsletter,Options

Lead Stories NYSE Euronext Shareholders Approve Acquisition by IntercontinentalExchange  Press Release (NYSE Euronext)NYSE Euronext (NYSE: NYX) today announced that its shareholders have approved the acquisition of the Company by IntercontinentalExchange (NYSE: ICE), a combination that joins two of the world’s leading operators of markets and exchanges to create the premier global exchange operator.http://jlne.ws/11mOi3F The Options Industry Council Announces May Options Volume Increased 2 PercentPress Release (OIC)The Options Industry Council (OIC) announced today that 386,428,255 total options contracts traded in May, which is up 2.35 percent compared to last year when 377,539,997 contracts were traded.Average daily volume in May came in at…