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Montréal Exchange’s CEO Focused on Structural Adjustments Feature,Video,video

“The world is looking to trade more and more Canada and the fact that we’re only open during our own time zone is a bit prohibitive for some of the international clients.” Last year, Montréal Exchange launched single stock futures and it turned out to be its best product launch in a decade based on rapidly growing open interest. The exchange also revamped its 5-year bond contract in order to make sure all points on the curve are accessible. With those changes in place, 2017’s goals center around structural change. MX is altering its own rules to open its market…

John Lothian Newsletter: Rajaratnam and 75 Other Reasons Hedge Funds Are Scared Straight; Morgan Stanley Heeds Investors With Cuts in Fixed-Income Division; China Isn’t the First to Fumble a Stock Panic John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read From the Top By John J. Lothian Yesterday I received an email telling me my comments about the passing of actor Alan Rickman were insensitive. Such is the risk when writing a newsletter that claims to be irreverent, but never irrelevant. Even so, my apologies for seeming to be insensitive. Alan Rickman was a talented actor who will be greatly missed. There is a long story about the poster my daughter has, which was bought at a Futures for Kids auction, and was signed by all the actors of the Harry Potter movie, including Alan Rickman. The story…

Single Minded: Tom Regazzi of UBS Finds a Niche with Single Stock Futures Interview,Managed Futures,Video

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Single stock futures in the United States were launched in 2001, but are often forgotten since their big splash introduction twelve years ago on two exchanges. Quietly, however, single stock futures have been growing nicely at OneChicago, the sole marketplace for the instrument. Through the first nine months of 2013, its volumes are up 49 percent, with 6.96 million contracts traded, topping total volumes posted in all of 2012. This market has also caught the eye of UBS and Tom Regazzi, managing director at the firm’s Global Synthetic Equity department. He spoke with JLN editor-in-chief Jim Kharouf about how UBS…

JLN Managed Futures: Boca 2012; MF Global Clients’ Details Published Blog,Managed Futures,Newsletter

Observations – Statistics – Commentary The JLN Managed Futures team is in Boca Raton, FL this week for the FIA International Futures Industry Conference. As expected, there were three key topics that consumed a majority of conversation, from panels to “table talk”: The retirement of John Damgard after 30 years as president of the FIA. He has been a tireless promoter of the futures industry whose presence will be sorely missed. John turns the reins over to former CFTC chairman Walt Lukken, who brings his decades of industry and regulatory experience at this critical time for the futures industry. The…

Mark Esposito of OneChicago Discusses Their NoDivRisk (“1D”) Single Stock Futures Interview,Managed Futures,Video

Mark Esposito, a 25-year trading veteran on the floor of the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE), is the managing director, business development at OneChicago. John Lothian News Editor-at-Large Doug Ashburn spoke with Esposito about OneChicago’s NoDivRisk (“1D”) Single Stock Futures products and how commodity trading advisors and managed futures funds can use them.