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Virtu and Citadel Securities go head to head in HFT; Multi-asset services key for buy-side execution; Why do asset prices move? Newsletter,Options

Observations & Insight Things I Learned About Finance Bros by (Briefly) Dating a Finance Bro Tara Isabella Burton – The New Yorker It’s not that they’re actually ever mad at the valet. They just want him to learn. /goo.gl/d7Tmpa ****SD: Good for your daily dose of laughs (and some cringes). “They will take you to very trendy experimental-cocktail bars that they read about on Gothamist. They will encourage you to try something with twenty ingredients. They will order an Old Fashioned. Every. Single. Time.” Lead Stories Virtu and Citadel Securities go head to head in HFT Philip Stafford and Nicole…

ETFs Create Stock Markets That Are Both Mindless and Too Expensive, Study Says; Equity derivatives no longer dominate derivatives trade; One Very Big Strike Against Active Management John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read Bits & Pieces By John J. Lothian Healing wishes are in order for Cinnober Executive Chairman Nils-Robert Persson, who joined the club by undergoing knee replacement surgery. No word on whether he used a Nasdaq listed company’s joint hardware for the surgery. My presentation and panel for the Chicago Civic Federation at the Federal Reserve went well yesterday, though I could have been a lot sharper. The feedback was good, but my own grading was not high for my performance. I did learn a lot about government bankruptcy and the challenges faced by the City of Chicago and…

Virtu and KCG – A Tale of Technical Leverage?; Cowen in talks to buy Convergex; Wall St volatility gauge closes at highest level of 2017 Newsletter,Options

Observations & Insight Bits & Pieces By John J. Lothian John Lothian News has learned that OCC President and COO Mike McClain has resigned and left the organization. His last day was two days ago when the OCC held a goodbye event in Chicago. The official narrative is that he left for personal reasons, including the continued attention to his wife, who is battling illness. Other sources have cited the high turnover the OCC has seen in recent years and some of the pressures at the core of that for McClain’s departure. McClain had been with the OCC for 15…

New China options to pave way for open commodities trading; Amsterdamtrader stops; “Open outcry” is in retreat but futures and options trading-volumes surge Newsletter,Options

Lead Stories New China options to pave way for open commodities trading Lucy Hornby – Financial Times As China prepares to introduce its first options contracts for commodities trading, the head of one of the country’s leading bourses for raw materials has shrugged off fears that the move will add to the extreme volatility in commodities seen in 2016. “We [in China] are behind international markets because we have too few tools, too few products,” says Li Zhengqiang, chairman of the Dalian Commodity Exchange, adding that introducing more products and new instruments like options will help hedge risk, not add…

High-frequency traders discredit Japanese stock market narratives; Deutsche Boerse expects EU statement of objections to London Stock Exchange merger in second week of December; Virtu calls on US regulator to examine risks of ETFs John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read Happy Thanksgiving John Lothian News Team Just a quick note to say Happy Thanksgiving to all. It’s a great time to sit down with friends and family and reflect on the things we are grateful for. We are especially grateful for all of you, our readers, sponsors, friends and family. We are thankful for all of you. We wish you a safe and happy holiday. We’ll be back on Friday. ++++ The Commodities Disruptor by Chris Outcalt – Galvinize It was 3 a.m., and the warm Kenyan air smelled of jet fuel. Julie Lerner had just completed a…

John Lothian Newsletter: Algo traders, regulators and the age of the ‘Wall Street’ second; SEC charges Scottish trader for Twitter fraud; CME Group seeks legal views on first U.S. spoofing conviction John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read Representatives from FIA affiliates sign official documents to merge into a single organization. Photo Credit: John Rizzo Congratulations FIA, and Other Bits & Pieces from FIA Expo 2015 JLN Staff Congratulations are in order, on a couple of fronts. First, upon the signing yesterday that officially merges FIA Americas, FIA Europe (the former FOA) and FIA Asia. Check out the above photo to see some of the people who made it happen – Paul Davies, FIA Asia Chairman; Steve Sparke, FIA Europe Chairman; Walt Lukken, FIA President and CEO; Gerald Corcoran, FIA Chairman; Michael Dawley, FIA Global Chairman;…

John Lothian Newsletter: One of the Few Outspoken Speed Traders Says He’s Leaving IMC; LSE sale of Russell asset manager stalled; ICE nears Singapore launch as profit tops views John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read ++++ MarketsWiki Summer Intern Series, Chicago 2015 – Day Two Sarah Rudolph – John Lothian News Technology was the focus on the second day of our MarketsWiki Intern Education Series at IIT. Joseph Niciforo, managing member, HC Technologies, kicked off the program talking about how, as “time frames in trading have compressed to sub microseconds and we approach the speed of light, perhaps there may be room for a different type of trader.” Niciforo started out in the industry under the tutelage of Paul Tudor Jones, who taught him to be disciplined and trade slowly, building his account….

John Lothian Newsletter: ‘Groundhog Day’ Sets Tone for Assault on Europe’s Futures Giants; irtu IPO Tests Perceptions of High-Speed Trading; Ben Bernanke Will Work With Citadel, a Hedge Fund, as an Adviser John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read Best of Both Worlds: Fidessa’s Steve Grob on Keeping Tech Costs Low JohnLothianNews.com With rapid changes in the financial industry, firms are challenged to keep their technology robust and resilient while at the same time being secure and compliant, says Steve Grob, director of group strategy for Fidessa. He spoke with John Lothian News at the FIA Boca conference about this technology balance as well as what companies like Fidessa are doing to address IT costs. Watch the video » ++++ Eurex Exchange co-sponsors University of Chicago Midwest Trading Competition Eurex On 11 April 2015 Eurex Exchange has…

John Lothian Newsletter: Cyber criminals lead race to innovate; Block-Hunting Algorithm May Portend European Dark Pools’ Future; Fed official warns ‘flash crash’ could be repeated John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read Bits & Pieces by John J. Lothian The Most Interesting Man in the World is now the Mayor elect of the Village of Fontana, Wisconsin. Congratulations to CQG executive Pat Kenny on winning a “highly” contested election. He was the only candidate, but lots of people dreamed of running against him. Pat Kenny does not run for office often, but when he does… We had the whole JLN team in the office yesterday for the first time since the FIA Boca Raton conference. It was nice to see everyone. It won’t last, though. We will be hitting the…