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London Retains Crown Top Financial Center; China to Ban Bitcoin Exchanges, Allow OTC; Miami’s Financial Center Submerges John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read Hits & Takes By JLN Staff A quieter commemoration of 9/11 is scheduled for today, the WSJ reports.~JJL Rumi Morales has left the CME as head of CME Ventures. Additionally, Sandra Ro left the CME in July. She was head of digitization at the CME Group. Both were speakers at previous MarketsWiki Education events.~JJL Of notable financial hubs mentioned in Z/Yen’s annual Global Financial Centres Index 22 report, Chicago ranked 24th, down 17 spots from 7th last year, behind cities such as: Toronto, Sydney, Beijing, Montreal, Geneva, Vancouver and Osaka.~JK MarketsWiki Education World of Opportunity attendee Catherine Orfanos…

Singapore bourse offers to link up with Chinese futures trading venture; Twitter Teams Up With Bloomberg for Streaming News; Calypso and R3 successfully test FX trade matching on Corda DLT platform John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read Trading Technologies Goes Big with TT Desktop Anthony Malakian – WatersTechnology TT CEO Rick Lane talks with Waters about the vendor’s new desktop offering, which can accommodate 18 monitors, if not more. Prior to this release, the TT platform was only available through a single browser window. While this was suitable for most of the company’s user base, more sophisticated traders found this setup to be cumbersome. /goo.gl/jy23fq **JK: Time to revive the “Big Dog” T-shirts. ++++ Bridging the Week by Gary DeWaal: Registration Forms; Social Networking; Recordkeeping; Exchanges Expenses www.bridgingtheweek.com It was a light week for news…

CME spooks investors with warning on market data; How Trump and Brexit Could Change Global Bank Rules; Calypso and R3 partner for blockchain trade matching John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read D is Data: And That Might Be The Future Jim Kharouf, John Lothian and Spencer Doar – JLN The sold-out FinTech Exchange conference, hosted by Barchart, was largely about data – what to do with data, how exchanges are capturing new data and how to trade it. That, on its surface, isn’t particularly new. But the infrastructure to capture all kinds of data is now developed. The CME Group’s Julie Armstrong Menacho colorfully outlined how the exchange has migrated all of its historical data onto the cloud, giving customers greater access to it, along with a growing list…

Citadel Securities agrees $22.6m settlement with SEC; BSE sets initial public offering at Rs 805-806 band; LSE dismisses report on moving clearing to Germany John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read DTCC hires former regulator for trade repository compliance; Derek West will join the DTCC with responsibility for compliance at its Global Trade Repository. By Paul Walsh – The Trade The Depository Trust and Clearing Corporation (DTCC) has appointed Derek West as chief compliance officer for its European Global Trade Repository (GTR) business. /goo.gl/NWuUof **JK: He’s a Chicagoan turned Canadian turned European Global Trade Repository officer. I’m confused. ++++ Trump’s tweets could offer investors an opportunity; President-elect has made mining social media for market-moving sentiment essential by: Nicole Bullock – FT Tweets from Donald Trump about “out of control…

Blockchain That Makes Sense: How Post-Trade Digital Ledger Technology Will Make Banks And Brokers Happy Feature,Fintech

When you talk about the potential for digital ledger technology, words like revolutionary and  transformative are often mentioned. Ray Kahn and Thorsten Peisl are not in the disruptor camp. Yet both left solid jobs in the financial markets and launched blockchain start-ups aimed at bringing new efficiencies to the marketplace. Their message about blockchain was clear at the World Federation of Exchanges annual meeting in Cartagena, Colombia this month. Yes, blockchain is coming. No, it’s not going to turn this industry upside down and replace all of the key functions of the transaction chain. But it will save lots of…

EU calls on clearing houses not to become ‘too big too fail’; CME Group Announces Record Open Interest of 117 Million Contracts, Interest Rate Complex Hits 69.5 Million; Hong Kong Investors’ Wait to Trade Shenzhen Stocks Is Over John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read Bits & Pieces By John J. Lothian Later today John Lothian News will be publishing an exclusive video interview with the incoming president and CEO of the National Futures Association, Tom Sexton. Our Jim Kharouf sat down with Sexton in the NFA’s offices last week. We will also be publishing this week some print stories from Jim following up on his trip to Colombia and the WFE Annual Meeting in Cartagena, Colombia. He has a U.S. Treasury story that features KCG’s CEO Dan Coleman and a Bitcoin story. Our condolences to Jeff Bergstrom and my wife on the…