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Frankfurt Winning Battle for Brexit Bankers; End of 47-Year Japan Rice Program; Smart beta funds pass $1tn John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read Hits & Takes JLN Staff Spencer Doar’s weekly JLN Options video feature, The Spread, continues to get better. This last week’s was a beut.~JJL Holy smokes. Get this: “The Legends Room, the world’s only blockchain based nightclub, rings in 2018 with two incredible nights of crypto fun. On Saturday, December 30th, the Legends Room presents Samantha Ronson and Saint Clair. On Sunday December 31st, the club will feature Post Malone and 21 Savage together.” I do not like this, Sam-I-am. But hey, it’s Vegas, right?~SD The JLN Team has cancelled their in the office meeting today, rescheduling for…

Tim Edwards, S&P Dow Jones Indices – The Relative Importance of Skill, Conviction and Blind Luck in Beating the Market Financials,MarketsWiki Education,MWEd,Mwiki,Video,video

“I believe that the next big trend in our industry is going to be far more customized, far more bespoke, and it’s all going to be available at low cost because of technology.” When Google was readying for its IPO in 2004, employees were given educational courses in finance and investing. Then senior vice president Jonathan Rosenberg was worried that Google employees — many soon to be minted millionaires — would be taken advantage of by all manner of asset managers and brokers. During the presentations, a series of notable figures all gave the same advice to Google employees, “don’t…

John Lothian Newsletter: Deutsche Börse lines up swoop for LSE; High-speed firms plan second 1,000-foot tower in Kent; A radical world for FCMs Blog

First Read So I Found You Again On Facebook: LSE and Deutsche Börse Dating Again Jim Kharouf and Doug Ashburn, JLN Well, here we go again. The on again, off again affair between the London Stock Exchange and Deutsche Börse is, well on again. The two exchanges are looking to create “an exchange of equals” which would pair two powerful securities, derivatives, clearing, products and services companies in the global exchange space. LSE made a run at Deutsche Börse, just prior to the DB’s IPO in February 2001 but the deal fell through when shareholders in London objected. The second…

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…

Get Smart: LSE Looking To Smart Beta Blog,Financials

The word “smart” has been drilled into the marketing lexicon for so long it is sometimes hard to tell what is and isn’t actually, well, smart. Smart phones, smart cars, smart watches and even a smarter planet. The investment world has seen its own branding with so-called smart beta, which was examined in depth by FTSE Russell in May, the first time the LSE’s FTSE index division put its names together with Frank Russell since the exchange purchased the US index and asset manager last year. Five years ago, LSE bought out Pearson’s share of FTSE to gain full control…

Index Evolution: Guillermo Cano Looks at the New Generation of Equity Indexes Financials,Interview,Options,Video

Russell Indexes has long been known as “the small-cap company,” due to the success of its flagship Russell 2000, which is comprised of the smallest 2000 stocks by market capitalization. These firms’ market caps range from roughly $129 million to $2.6 billion, as of May 2013, and represent the bottom two-thirds of the 3000 largest publicly held firms in the U.S. According to Guillermo Cano, Senior Product Manager at Russell Investments, the firm has evolved considerably since its start in 1984. In fact, equity indexes in general have come a long way in recent years. “The indexes we created in…