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Two futures exchanges call for post-Brexit Mifid rethink; CME Group and JPX Announce Contract; Systemic risks of clearing John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read Hits & Takes JLN Staff Today’s top story, Two big futures exchanges call for post-Brexit rethink on Mifid, reiterates what Jeff Sprecher said in April 2017 as covered by Business Insider, “Not to sugarcoat it, I think it [MiFID II] is the worst piece of legislation I’ve ever seen in the history of my career.” But he’s been blasting it since 2016.~JK Eric Piscini of Deloitte Consulting wrote that advancements in the coming months will make the use of blockchain platforms “easier than ever. And it will happen across the main stacks of Hyperledger, ethereum and Corda, among…

You Gotta Have Wa: JPX Looks For Harmony And Expansion With New Trading Platform Commentary,Video

Just over three years ago, Japan’s equity and financial derivatives markets made a bold move to consolidate in an effort to leverage their strengths and create a cash equity and derivatives powerhouse through the merger of the Tokyo Stock Exchange and Osaka Exchange. As the two exchanges moved ahead, cash equities were consolidated in Tokyo, while the Osaka Exchange took on financial derivatives. “We changed the perception of our market, as we integrated very strong cash equity market with the very agile derivatives business, and we are feeding off each other’s strengths,” said Hiromi Yamaji, president and CEO of the…