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OSTC’s Jonny Aucamp Riding High (25 vertical feet high!) for Colon Cancer Awareness Blog,Giving News

Jonathan (Jonny) Aucamp is the Group Executive Chairman of OSTC Ltd. in the Greater London area. He is leaving his cushy executive’s chair and strapping on the cycling shorts to raise money to raise awareness for colon cancer research. He is part of a team of 50 riding to support the work of  the world leading specialists at St Mark’s Hospital in London, via the charity 40tude. He is “riding to raise awareness of colon cancer and to raise money to wipe it out!” The ride is the 40tude’s 2016 Catalonia Cycle Challenge, which will be taking him to northern…

Yes, Precious: World Gold Council, LME and Banks to Launch New Gold, Silver Contracts Commentary

Doug Ashburn

Sometimes the best ideas are worth waiting 139 years for. On August 9, 2016, the World Gold Council and the London Metal Exchange, together with a consortium of banks, announced a planned launch of LMEprecious, a new platform for spot, daily and monthly futures, options and calendar spread contracts for gold and silver, with platinum and palladium planned for down the road. This will mark the second attempt at a gold futures contract at the 139-year-old LME. The previous one, London Gold Futures Market, launched in 1982 and never really caught on. It was shuttered three years later. In an early-morning interview…

The Right Stuff: Divento Academy Looks to Train the Next Generation of Traders Blog

In the height of the 2008-09 financial crisis, many in the financial industry wondered where the next generation of traders would come from. Amid the meltdown of Lehman Brothers, the Libor scandal and other high-profile enforcement actions, and a massive downsizing of bank trading desks, there has been real concern that the existing pool of trading talent was being tossed out and the stream of new traders was drying up. Some proprietary trading firms have taken it upon themselves to attract students, teach them what they know and set them on course to trade these markets successfully. Firms like London-based…