Financial services law firm Murphy & McGonigle today announced the election of Elizabeth Lan Davis as its chair and president, a three-year term beginning on September 1. She takes the reins from the firm's co-founder, James Murphy.
After a long career in exchange-traded derivatives, Jack Bouroudjian, chairman of the Global Smart Commodity Group, is doing an about-face, turning to blockchain technology and tokenized settlement to facilitate trading.
The Small Exchange is known for its bite-size futures products aimed at retail customers, including the Small U.S. Dollar, Small Stocks 75 and Small Precious Metals contracts. Its latest product, which was launched on Monday, fits that bill, but Small Cannabis Equity Index futures also make their mark in another way — as the first cannabis-related futures to trade in the U.S.
The CFTC Fund Management Act passed by the Senate on Friday is expected to ease financial tensions at the agency that followed a huge whistleblower payout. The Act creates a temporary fund to operate the CFTC's whistleblower program through Oct. 1, 2022.
The Hang Seng Index will add three companies in June: Xinyi Solar Holdings Ltd., BYD Co. Ltd. and Country Garden Services Holdings, expanding the index to 58. The additions reflect the growing prominence of Chinese IT firms.
MIAX Futures President Joseph Ferraro talks about the May 24 launch of MIAX corporate tax futures. He also details the planned expansion of MIAX futures offerings, the role of the exchange operator’s broad geographic base and where cryptocurrency trading fits into the MIAX mix.
The European Union today fined UBS Group, Nomura Holdings and UniCredit SPA a combined total of $452 million for swapping information on European government bonds from 2007-2011. The fines followed a decade-long probe and are expected to be appealed.
Unraveling how to effectively mitigate the economic and market risks associated with climate change was the focus of an ISDA meeting session on Tuesday, but while the panel of international regulators and banking officials outlined their considerable and ongoing efforts, a clear path to a uniform solution remained elusive.
The House Committee today looks into stock market volatility related to the run-up of GameStop Corp. shares and the collapse of Archegos Capital Management. SEC Chairman Gary Gensler is expected to testify and suggest investor-protection rules may need updating.
Retail participation, education of new investors, seen as ongoing industry themes in 2021.
After two days of heralding the record volume that accompanied exceptional periods of volatility in 2020, panelists in the final sessions of the Options Industry Conference generally breathed a collective sigh of relief that the industry had escaped last year’s challenges relatively unscathed.
COVID-related issues triggered record volume and volatility in 2020 that presented challenges for exchanges and regulators, from both a market and an operational standpoint, said U.S. Securities and Exchange Commissioner Allison Herren Lee. In a Tuesday keynote address to the 2021 Options Industry Conference conducted as an interview with John Davidson, OCC’s chief executive officer, Lee said 2020’s jump in volume and volatility “really tested our financial system.” The surge also tested trading and message infrastructures and some funds’ capital reserves, Lee said.
Miami International Holdings, the parent company of MIAX, has named former Cboe Global Markets executive Matt McFarland to the position of vice president, derivatives products and business development, at MIAX Futures.