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John Lothian News Top Stories of 2011 Blog,Environmental/Energy,Financials,Managed Futures,Metals,Options,Regulation,Tech / HFT

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We’ve created a list of the five most influential stories of 2011 for each of our newsletters, as well as from MarketsReformWiki, to help define what was a very eventful year across almost every market and industry sector. The year was punctuated by one major story inside another. The bankruptcy of MF Global, which requires its own top five list, became tied to another top story, the European sovereign debt crisis sequel – Greece and Italy. Of course, the downgrade of U.S. debt in August and assorted European states raised the ire of politicians and regulators who called for more…

Tammy Botsford – Penson Futures Interview,Regulation,Video

Tammy Botsford

Tammy Botsford, vice president and deputy general counsel at Penson Futures, spoke with John Lothian News (JLN) editor-in-chief Jim Kharouf about the Dodd-Frank Act and the current status of the reform process. Botsford also spoke about rule proposals on position limits, credit ratings and segregated funds, as well as the costs of regulation and how new rules will likely be rolled out for market participants.