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Frankfurt Is the Big Winner in Battle for Brexit Bankers; Robotic Hogwash! Artificial Intelligence Will Not Take Over Wall Street; Wall Street Profits by Putting Investors in the Slow Lane John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read Hits & Takes By JLN Staff Yesterday was a success for the MarketsWiki Education World of Opportunity at the Stuart School of Business at Illinois Tech in Chicago. We had six strong speakers who were appreciated by the audience of industry interns. Rick Cooper, a professor at IIT’s Stuart School of Business, talked about the importance of the markets for funding companies and ensuring fair prices, and how participants help the economy in general by driving out market inefficiencies. Tom Sexton, NFA CEO, said that without regulation from bodies such as his (and FINRA, and the CFTC, etc.)…

Chess Moves: Can Exchange M&A Really Make Shareholders And Customers Happy? Blog,Feature

I put CBOE’s John Deters on the spot. “Do you care about your customers, John?” I asked. “Yes, we care very much about our customers,” he replied. As chief strategy officer and head of multi-asset class solutions at CBOE Holdings, Deters really does care about them.  But that is a question end users often ask about exchanges today, especially as we look at the M&A activity in the stock, futures and options space. On a panel I moderated at the IOMA: WFE Conference in Frankfurt, we addressed the issue of consolidation with Deters as the lone exchange representative, Gedon Hertshten,…

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…

Dismantling Dodd-Frank May Have to Wait; How the Euro Could Break Up—or Be Saved; UK’s May defeated as lawmakers demand power to reject final Brexit terms John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read More power to ’em: Nodal acquired by EEX Spencer Doar – JLN The UK doesn’t want ICE to have Trayport. The LSE/Deutsche Boerse deal looks dead in the water. But in one neck of the exchange woods ó power ó all parties appear happy. Last Friday, the energy exchange EEX (part of the Deutsche Boerse empire) agreed to buy the U.S. based Nodal Exchange in an all-share deal, instantly turning the franchise global. /goo.gl/CxWwSC **JK: Our interview with Paul Cusenza about Nodal and EEX. ++++ Playing With No Reserves Sean Brown – YCharts Working at a startup or…

Hedging demand perks up even as volatility craters; Derivatives market is short of a $3.7tn lifeboat; Trapped China Cash Breathes Life Into Hong Kong Yuan Banking Newsletter,Options

Lead Stories Hedging demand perks up even as volatility craters Saqib Iqbal Ahmed – Reuters Soaring U.S. share prices and plunging market volatility measures may paint a picture of optimism, but there are signs in the equity options market that investors have started to question how long this goldilocks period can last. jlne.ws/2lvZDxd Derivatives market is short of a $3.7tn lifeboat John Dizard – Financial Times For institutions that use derivatives, collateral put up by their counterparties provides the same reassurance lifeboats do on a ship. Unfortunately, for all the post-crisis reforms, it would appear that we are a couple…

In Shadow of Le Pen and Brexit, Traders Redraw European Strategy; How Wall Street gauges fear in a time of Trump; Global derivatives industry calls for phase-in of new rule Newsletter,Options

Observations & Insight Arrival (not with Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner and Forest Whitaker) Notice anything? MIAX Pearl opened up yesterday, bringing the grand total of U.S. options exchanges to 15. When MIAX announced its plans for Pearl, Jim Kharouf wrote a story about the exchange’s planned structure and a bit about MIAX’s background. It’s worth a revisit (though you will undoubtedly notice that Pearl did not in fact open in Q4 2016, as was initially planned). But seriously, the movie Arrival is solid — two thumbs up. +++++ MIAX PEARL Successfully Launches Trading Operations PR Newswire MIAX PEARL, the newest…

FXCM banned by CFTC after taking positions against clients; Deutsche Börse backs CEO Kengeter amid probe into his share dealings; World Federation Of Exchanges Publishes White Paper On CCP Recovery & Resolution John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read Michael Bloomberg on How to Succeed in Business Sam Roberts – NY Times He was the grandson of Russian and Lithuanian immigrants and the son of a dairy company accountant, and he was fired before he was 40. But Michael R. Bloomberg persevered to become, at last count by Forbes magazine, the world’s eighth richest person. He achieved this phenomenal success without a master plan. But in retrospect, his evolution — from Eagle Scout to graduate of Johns Hopkins and Harvard Business School, to bond trader and partner at Salomon Brothers, to founder of a business information network…

The New Bond: KCG’s Dan Coleman Looks To Plug Exchange Model Into US Treasury Market, and How It Might Just Succeed Commentary,Feature

There are few markets, if any, that garner attention like the US Treasury market. And there are few markets as ripe for disruption as the US Treasury market. Earlier this month, at the WFE Annual Meeting in Cartagena, Colombia, KCG’s CEO Daniel Coleman outlined his vision for a new US Treasury market, which would transform it into a structure similar to a traditional equities market with bank and non-bank market makers, transparent trading platforms and efficient settlement or clearing services.   The marketplace may indeed be evolving into the structure Coleman advocates, as the Federal Reserve Bank of New York…

Using the Blockchain to Trade Gold, Via a 1,000-Year-Old Institution; Wall Street Wins Again as Trump Picks Bankers, Billionaires; Humble soyabean becomes a ‘widow-maker’ for agriculture traders John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read The New Bond: KCG’s Dan Coleman Looks To Plug Exchange Model Into US Treasury Market, and How It Might Just Succeed Jim Kharouf – JLN There are few markets, if any, that garner attention like the US Treasury market. And there are few markets as ripe for disruption as the US Treasury market. Earlier this month, at the WFE Annual Meeting in Cartagena, Colombia, KCG’s CEO Daniel Coleman outlined his vision for a new US Treasury market, which would transform it into a structure similar to a traditional equities market with bank and non-bank market makers, transparent trading…