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Women in Fintech Panel at Expo Highlights Problems and Solutions Blog,Fintech

Both women and men gave high marks to the Women in Listed Derivatives-sponsored panel on Women Who Shape Fintech, moderated by Diane Saucier, the president of WILD and client relationship manager at Fitch Learning. Some of the takeaways were: There is still a “confidence gap” between men and women. For example, women are often hesitant to apply for a particular job unless they meet 100 percent of the qualification requirements, whereas men often take a chance even if they only meet 70 percent. Only about 7 percent of entrepreneurs getting funding are women. And there are even fewer in fintech….

WILD to Hold 5th Annual Symposium Blog,Investing & Trading

“THIS IS OUR MOMENT” is the theme Women in Listed Derivatives, or WILD, is holding their fifth annual symposium on Tuesday, November 1 from 3 to 7 PM at the UBS Building in Chicago. This year’s program will feature opening remarks by OCC Executive Chairman and CEO Craig Donohue and an interview with longtime CME Board member and financial journalist Terry Savage. Mr. Donohune will be conducting the interview of Ms. Savage. There will also be a panel discussion that will focus on diversity in board and executive committees. Lynn Marek of Crain’s will moderate, something I have not seen before….

John Lothian Newsletter: Futures exchanges feel threat from LSE venture; Banks Said to Ask Exchanges for Views on London Gold Clearing; Billboards urge Wall Street employees to report financial crimes John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read WILD Symposium Explores Opportunities and Challenges in a Changed Industry Sarah Rudolph – JLN The Women In Listed Derivatives (WILD) annual symposium last week at the Chicago Federal Reserve Bank addressed a pressing question and one that men face as well. Now that floor trading is mostly gone and that route into the business closed, what can young women do to get into the industry and what can the veteran professionals do to help them? This fourth year for the event was a chance for women in the derivatives industry to be among a sea of women, rather…

John Lothian Newsletter: Beware of the liquidity delusion; It still pays big to work on Wall Street; China futures market decimated by trading curbs John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read Ackman: Bloomberg will run for president, and win Jeff Cox, CNBC Bill Ackman is known for going all-in on his investments, and he’s putting it all on Michael Bloomberg. *****At yesterday’s Financial Services Summit in Chicago, hosted by McGladrey, the McGladrey chief economist Joe Brusuelas said Mike Bloomberg is making “real noises” about running for President. Please let that be true. ++++ Wall Street Ignores Summer of Trump; Wall Street sentiment on the presidential race mirrors betting venues more than polls. Zachary Mider – Bloomberg Julian Gingold, a stockbroker at UBS Group, has a simple formula for…

Women In Listed Derivatives 4th Annual Symposium | The Evolution of Women in Listed & OTC Derivatives Interview,Video

October 15, 2015 3:00 PM – 6:30 PM with networking drinks until 8:00 PMFederal Reserve Bank of ChicagoThird Floor Conference Center230 South LaSalle StreetChicago, Illinois Cost is $50 Come join us for an interesting and inspiring symposium on the constant changing nature of the derivatives industry and the role of women in it. Three panels – The Generation Shift; Evolution of Women in Risk and IT Roles; and Evolution of Trading – will feature 11 speakers, as well as remarks from Craig S. Donohue, the executive chairman of OCC. Register at:

John Lothian Newsletter: How Congress May Have Saved Goldman Sachs From Itself; Cargill to wind down $7bn hedge fund arm; Forex Scandal Drives Shift to Algo Trading John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read MFA Updates Equity Market Structure Recommendations, Urges Regulators to Conduct Regular Data-Driven Volatility Control Reviews Press Release Managed Funds Association (MFA) today updated its equity market structure recommendations with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and other regulators. MFA’s recommendations would help improve critical market infrastructure, reduce operational risk, improve the overall quality of the U.S. equity markets and strengthen investor confidence through greater disclosure and transparency. **JK: MFA rarely turns to the media for anything, but when it does, we notice. ++++ Managed Funds Association Announces 2015-2016 Board of Directors Press Release Managed Funds Association (MFA)…

LinkUp Brings Efficiency to Networking Events Blog


Guest post by Jessica Titlebaum Has networking become too big for its own good?   People attend networking events to make new connections, explore business synergies and identify unique opportunities.  However, without knowing who is in attendance, it may prove difficult for some to navigate the networking landscape. “It’s easy to get lost in the crowd,” said Iqbal Brainch, chief marketing officer at Advantage Futures. “I would go to events and end up talking to the people I already knew.” Hearing that this was a common theme among his colleagues, Brainch launched LinkUp (; an application that better equips attendees…

JLN Options: Hedge funds seen behind likely VIX short squeeze Newsletter,Options

Nils-Robert Persson Talks About Cinnober and the Growth of Real-time Risk There are some firms who are ahead of the curve and profit from it. Cinnober Financial Technology, the Swedish-based provider of electronic trading platforms was certainly one of them when it began pushing real-time risk management technology for trading and clearing platforms long before the 2008 financial crisis. Now its an integral part of the marketplace. Nils-Robert Persson, executive chairman for Cinnober spoke with JLN editor-in-chief Jim Kharouf about the speed of execution and clearing systems, as well as what’s next for the firm. Watch the video »…

John Lothian Newsletter: Fed pledges to give banks clarity on Volcker rule; Gensler Wants 50 Percent More CFTC Money for Dodd-Frank Work; SEC Probes Rapid Trading John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

The US Fed says hey, don’t worry about that July prop trading rule deadline; if the rulemakers miss the date, they’ll be sure to let everybody know what to do in the meantime. Gary Gensler goes to Congress and notes the correlation between doing lots more, and paying lots more money to achieve it. Recent regulatory rumblings are confirmed by the Wall Street Journal: the SEC is looking at high-frequency trading from both the exchange and trader side, in case unfair advantages can be found. In the top box, John Lothian goes WILD; and Jim Kharouf brings a sharp interview…