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Riders on the Storm: Orc Group’s Troels Philip Jensen Looks at Consolidation in the Vendor Space Financials,Interview,Options,Video

The financial sector has been feeling the squeeze over the past few years. Lower trading volume, sustained low volatility and added expense from new regulations have combined to create a precarious situation for independent service vendors serving the listed derivatives space, and has led to a wave of consolidation among its players. One such vendor is Orc Group, a Stockholm-based provider of trading, execution, risk, compliance and other software solutions for the derivatives market. The company, which was purchased in 2012 by Nordic Capital and subsequently taken private, has used the private equity structure to its advantage while it weathers…

George Bollenbacher of Kinetix Trading Solutions & Kim Olson of Deloitte & Touche Discuss the Volcker Rule Regulation,Video

Kim Olson and George Bollenbacher

Section 619 of the Dodd-Frank Act, the so-called “Volcker Rule,” would prohibit banking entities from engaging in proprietary trading of  and limit the ownership or sponsorship of hedge funds and other private funds, subject to certain narrow exceptions. The statutory effective date is July 21, 2012, followed by a two-year conformance period. There has been much discussion recently on the potential impact of the Volcker Rule and the timing of the statutory effective date. George Bollenbacher of Kinetix Trading Solutions and Deloitte & Touche’s Kim Olson discussed the regulatory response to the 17,000 Volcker Rule comment letters, the key challenges…

John Lothian Newsletter: NYSE Euronext Explores Adding Partners To Amex Joint Venture; Private equity profits called into question; Osaka to delay key futures contract launch John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

NYSE Euronext is considering a plan to add more equity partners to its Amex stock exchange.  Studies, news and books are pointing out that returns from private equity organizations have done a great job of rewarding the PE managers, but not so much the investors. Japan’s OSE slows down plans to release a new futures contract; bad news for an exchange that is seeing dwindling volume.