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Morningstar Scaling Up Against Industry Dominators

Morningstar Scaling Up Against Industry Dominators

The index business is dominated by three big companies: Dow Jones Indexes, FTSE Russell, and MSCI; but there is a Chicago index company that has big plans to advance and scale up its business to bring more value to index clients and leave more money in the pockets of investors. Former FTSE Russell executive and now Morningstar Indexes Managing Director Ron Bundy is charged with the evolution and growth of Morningstar Indexes.

FIA IDX 2021 Panel: More Exchange-Traded Products On Path to Sustainability

FIA IDX 2021 Panel: More Exchange-Traded Products On Path to Sustainability

Environmental markets are “transitioning to an asset class in their own right,“ said Gordon Bennett, managing director of utility markets for ICE and a panelist at a FIA IDX’s Tuesday presentation, “Exchanges and the Roll Out of New Sustainability Products.” 

“They’ve changed a lot in the last two to three years” and are not just about carbon markets anymore, Bennett said. “Clearly, more people are getting involved” in ESG-related markets, Bennett added, noting that data in the CFTC’s Commitments of Traders Reports are starting to reflect a wider diversity of market participants.

FEX Global Makes Its First Trade

FEX Global Makes Its First Trade

The first power trade on the Australian start-up exchange FEX Global was made Friday, September 10, and it was truly a global story. The trade was made using a Chicago-based Trading Technologies trading screen, cleared on the Chicago-based CME Group’s clearinghouse and traded on the FEX Global match engine in Sydney.

Small Exchange CEO Donnie Roberts Excited By First Year Of Trading

Small Exchange CEO Donnie Roberts Excited By First Year Of Trading

The Small Exchange did not get started when CEO Donnie Roberts wanted it to in 2020. Just as it was finally given regulatory approval, the pandemic hit in March of 2020. The exchange didn’t start until June 1st and when it did, the initial focus was on making sure all the systems worked properly. John Lothian News spoke to Roberts last week about the exchange’s first year of trading. 

The Spread: Is 2020 Over Yet?

The Spread: Is 2020 Over Yet?

This week on The Spread: the CME launches futures trading on the VOLQ, Eurex launches futures and options trading on two ESG indices, and more.

New FTSE Russell Data Model Looks for ‘Green’ in Global Investments

New FTSE Russell Data Model Looks for ‘Green’ in Global Investments

Ahead of the implementation of an ambitious EU classification system for sustainable activities, known as the EU Taxonomy, FTSE Russell this week launched a Green Revenues 2.0 model to classify the “green” revenue exposure of global listed companies, a segment of the economy that FTSE Russell estimates is worth approximately $4 trillion.

The Spread: Running Hot

The Spread: Running Hot

  This week on The Spread - the Fed opts for higher inflation targets, the OCC gets featured, Cboe has a new options product, and more. Produced by Mike Forrester.   Transcript:   Welcome to The Spread, I’m Matt Raebel. Congrats to those who bet on the...

Alessandro Cocco: MarketsWiki World of Opportunity 2020

Alessandro Cocco: MarketsWiki World of Opportunity 2020

Alessandro Cocco is vice president of the Financial Markets Group at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. Speaking at our MarketsWiki Education World of Opportunity virtual event in July 2020, Cocco said the word that connects climate change and finance is “risk.” 

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$7 Trillion Worth of Stocks Are Exposed to Crypto Risks

$7 Trillion Worth of Stocks Are Exposed to Crypto Risks

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Bitcoin Futures Frenzy Erupts as Day Traders Pile Into ETF Bets

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