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JPMorgan develops robot to execute high-speed trades; London Metal Exchange – what’s next for the new lord of the ring?; The Great Corn Clash Is Coming as U.S., Brazil Farmers Face Off John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read Hits & Takes By JLN Staff Today we share with you the remembrances of several industry colleagues of the late Magnus Bˆcker on his life and the impact it had on them and our markets. We hear from Craig Donohue of OCC, Sutat Chew and Michael Syn of SGX, Adena Friedman of Nasdaq, Walt Lukken of the FIA, Nandini Sukumar of WFE, Phupinder Gill (formerly of CME Group), Nils-Robert Persson of Cinnober and Terry Duffy of the CME Group.~JJL Jim Kharouf is on a well-deserved vacation this week with his family. John Lothian has returned from Boy Scout…

Trump Nominates J. Christopher Giancarlo as CFTC Chairman; Trump Picks a Regulator Who Could Help Reshape Dodd-Frank Act; Untested Robo-Advisers Are Becoming a Big Market Risk John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read Don Wilson Gobsmacks Regulators in First FIA Boca Panel By John J. Lothian In a power-packed first panel at the FIA International Conference in Boca Raton, Florida, DRW founder Don Wilson gobsmacked the regulators with a directly-to-the-point opening statement. Here it is: “When it comes to regulatory costs, I describe what we’re in now as an era of “gotcha” regulation. Enforcement arms of regulatory agencies are more interested in collecting fines and generating headlines than in making markets better. I am hopeful that, under the new administration, regulatory agencies will work with market participants to make the markets…

John Lothian Newsletter: Wall Street Banks Have Basel’s Ear in Pushback on Market Risk; Nasdaq readies ‘Ocean’ dark pool for banks and brokerages; Global regulators move closer to regulating fintech John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read One Step Ahead: Can Silicon Valley Help, Compliance? By Jim Kharouf, JLN If you are chief compliance officer at a firm – brokerage or fund – what if you could tell if the customer or one of your traders was about to do something bad, wrong or illegal? The operative words are “about to.” Chicago-based start-up Neurensic says its can do this now using artificial intelligence technology to identify behaviors that could threaten a firm’s well-being and prevent that firm, bank or broker from incurring regulatory actions that trigger hefty fines. Last fiscal year, the Commodity Futures Trading…

JLN Managed Futures: Strong start to 2016 for CTAs; Liquidation of MF Global Comes to an End; Goldman Sachs Abandons Five of Six ‘Top Trade’ Calls for 2016 Managed Futures,Newsletter

Observations/Commentary Better Late than Never JLN Managed futures apologizes for being a day late in the delivery of the mid-month edition. Today’s issue brings you a bit of everything from lousy performances from hedge funds and John Paulson in January (but a 2009-esque surge for managed futures), to an informative video interview with Allison Yacker, of Katten Muchin Rosenman, on the keys to seed investor deals for emerging managers. If you don’t know much about seed money deals, here’s a great starter. Germination And Emergence: Allison Yacker on Emerging Manager Seeding Arrangements JohnLothianNews.com In the trading space, much like the…