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John Lothian Newsletter: CBOE Holdings Signs Licensing Agreement to List Options on FTSE and Russell Indices; Cerutti engineers Euronext comeback; With 7th Annual Loss, R.B.S. Announces Drastic Restructuring John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read BIts & Pieces by John J. Lothian Sorry for the lateness of the newsletter this morning, we had a terrible traffic day in Chicago due to snow overnight. I knew I should have left for the office when I woke up at 3 AM. ++++ The FIA has launched an updated website at www.futuresindustry.org. It is very well done and integrates FIA Americas, FIA Europe and FIA Asia into a single site. Patricia Gutierrez has announced she is leaving as vice president of public relations for the inter-dealerbroker GFI as of tomorrow. It has been a pleasure to…

John Lothian Newsletter: NYSE Euronext Plans New Contracts In Futures Challenge To CME; France to push ahead with ‘Tobin tax’ proposal; China set to bolster short selling John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

NYSE Liffe U.S. announces new interest rate futures contracts that take aim at CME Group’s market share.  France’s government moves aggressively forward on plans to establish a financial transaction tax well ahead of other nations.  China is set to boost its short-selling industry to expand the depth of its capital markets.  In banking, RBS contemplates shutting down its investment banking business, potentially putting ten thousand jobs on the negative side of that transaction.  And in today’s top box, JJLCO is hiring!  If you’ve got sales chops, high ethical standards and a big sense of humor, we’d love to hear from…

Five Minutes with Samantha Page Interview,Regulation

Samantha Page

While many 13-year-old girls want to be ballerinas or princesses when they grow up, Samantha Page wanted to be a tin trader. After landing a summer job as a stockbroker, she worked her way through the industry, gaining exchange, banking and regulatory experience. She currently works at the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS), helping the bank’s customers prepare for regulatory clearing requirements of over-the-counter and exchange-traded derivatives. She sat down with JLN’s  Jessica Titlebaum to discuss how the industry has changed, what she has learned and her unusual retirement plans. Q: How did you get started in this industry? It’s…