John Lothian Newsletter: Switzerland seeks tighter off-exchange oversight; Asean bourse link set for September launch; Chinese Banks Funneled Money to Iran, Prosecutors Believe

Switzerland’s financial regulators shift closer to a US perspective, and plan to exert more control over private derivatives trading.  A multi-market data link receives regulatory approval in Asia, setting the Asean connection on a path to go live in September.  In...

John Lothian Newsletter: Asia hits out at US swaps reform plans; Hedge-Fund Marketing Could Begin New Era as SEC Set for Proposal; Monti Tries to Nudge Germany to Back E.C.B.

Regulators in Asia don’t appreciate the US’s effort to extend its financial rules beyond the country’s borders, continuing to tangle the international regulatory ball of yarn.  Hedge funds gear up to begin public marketing given new rules from the SEC that allow the...

John Lothian Newsletter: Man Group Debt Downgraded by Moody’s After Assets Decline; CME to begin clearing silver forwards; SEC Pays $50,000 in First Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Reward; GFI may buy an exchange

Man Group Plc’s (EMG) credit rating was cut by Moody’s Investors Service.  CME Group has new plans to begin clearing silver contracts, adding that alongside its gold-clearing operation. The SEC rings the bell and hands out its first Dodd-Frank whistleblower payout....

John Lothian Newsletter: CME Said Planning Europe Exchange to Compete With Eurex, Liffe; Deutsche Bank investigated in U.S. over Iran; Canada’s ATS Battle Heats Up With New Entrant

CME Group files for permission to create a new exchange in Europe.  Deutsche Bank becomes the latest bank investigated over US-illegal, Iran-related transactions.  Chi-X Canada plans to introduce a new alternative trading system, bringing the total in that country to...

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