Posts written by Jim Kharouf

HKEX and LSE, A Capitalist’s Conundrum

HKEX and LSE, A Capitalist’s Conundrum

Today’s bid by Hong Kong Exchanges & Clearing (HKEX) to buy the London Stock Exchange Group for $36.6 billion is a conundrum in what otherwise would be a continuation of global consolidation among exchanges. But it is muddied by the geopolitical backdrop that could make the London Stock Exchange off limits to certain suitors, especially those under the control of the Chinese government.

ESMA Keeping Tight Leash On EU Trading Venues

ESMA Keeping Tight Leash On EU Trading Venues

Steven Maijoor, chair of the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA), said MiFID II rules launched in January are indeed living up to expectations of pushing more trading onto exchanges, but more work may be required. In...

Tech firms looking to change the technology stack

Tech firms looking to change the technology stack

The question for the industry today is whether firms have hit the technology breaking point. In other words, can firms continue to maintain and sustain the technology they've built over the past 20-plus years? A new breed of tech...

Jim Kharouf

Jim Kharouf

Contributing Global Markets Editor

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Jim Kharouf is a Chicago-based reporter and editor who has covered all aspects of the financial markets since 1989. He currently serves as contributing global markets editor to John Lothian News.

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